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Real Time Bringing a gallery and a hope to the stage

October 7, 2016 at 8:30 pm - 9:30pm

By - Sep 19th, 2016 09:35 am
Real Time Bringing a gallery and a hope to the stage

Real Time Bringing a gallery and a hope to the stage

Milwaukee, WI – September 16, 2016 – Andrea and Daniel Burkholder, creators and curators of the ongoing, first Friday performance series, Real Time, bring their dance event back to Danceworks (1661 N Water St, Milwaukee) on October 7 at 8:30 pm. The Burkholders continue their commitment to offering a consistent, affordable, imaginative, and professional live performance option to the city with this month’s installation incorporating video and real time performance simultaneously occurring as well as the evolution of a duet performed numerous times, demonstrating the intricacies of relationship and community.

October’s Real Time performance will draw inspiration from the summer events at Alfons Gallery and at a block party celebrating the groundbreaking of Za’Layia’s Legacy Garden. Andrea and Daniel will use video projection from their event with Eddee Daniel’s Memorial and Promise: Life on the Kinnickinnic and reimagine their relationship to the photographs while in a theater setting. They will also perform their hand-holding duet “Grasp” from Za’Layia’s garden at various time throughout the evening, each iteration reflecting on a changing relationship. To round out the evening, Andrea will also perform her aerial solo, “The Distance Between”.

Always with a focus on the art of movement, Real Time includes aerial arts, dance, music, improvisation, and conversation in an informal setting to bring a breadth of artistic performances to new and returning audiences. Previews and excerpts of our shows can be found on our You Tube channel, Real Time: MKE.

All shows in the Real Time series last about one hour. To end the evening, join the artists for drinks, provided free of charge, and conversation afterwards.

We also offer live streaming of each Real Time on Periscope* (see below for details) for those who cannot attend, but wish to see it live, in “real time”.
The performance series is completely funded by its open-priced ticket structure. The cashonly tickets go on sale beginning at 8:00pm and are available pay-what-you-will, where the audience puts its own value on the live art it comes to see. While NOT a donation format- everyone must pay- the payment is meant to reflect what each individual can afford.

Curated by Andrea and Daniel Burkholder, Real Time has featured aerial dance from Andrea, improvisational dance from Daniel, duets from the two of them, as well as solos and collaborative work with guest artists in music, theater, and dance from Milwaukee and elsewhere in the United States (David Schulman- DC, Sharon Mansur- Winona, MN, Ferne Caulker Bronson- Milwaukee, and more). All shows in the series offer a new insight into the performance form of dance and what it can encompass. With each show lasting one hour or under, there is always time for drinks and conversation within the evening’s event.

“We are working to meet our community where it’s at as far as seeing the arts, and from there, we hope to develop together as performers, audience, and as a larger community.” says Andrea Chastant Burkholder one of the creators of Real Time.

Andrea Chastant Burkholder and Daniel Burkholder arrived in Milwaukee the fall of 2014, after being performers, choreographers, teachers, and arts activists in the Maryland/DC region’s dance scene. Andrea founded and ran Arachne Aerial Arts in Washington, DC for over 10 years, teaching and performing aerial arts across the metropolitan region. Daniel ran Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround for 12 years, bringing a new understanding to
improvisational performance to the area. Their companies have performed at, among many more venues and events, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Capital Fringe Festival, and outdoors at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival.

Since being in Milwaukee, besides Real Time (monthly since May, 2015), Daniel has introduced his dance/hike performance, Scenic Route to much acclaim. The third seasonal hike occurred on a sunny May 15 morning. Andrea debuted her one-woman dinner and performance event, Bayou’s State, in Milwaukee on April 16 &17, at Danceworks Studio Theater (

Both Andrea and Daniel are certified somatic practitioners, Andrea in Pilates and Daniel in Feldenkrais. Daniel is now an Assistant Professor of dance and Andrea choreographs aerial elements for theater performances, most recently “a woman’s Place” and Homestead High School’s “Peter Pan”, and teaches Pilates at Movement MKE in Shorewood. The Burkholders strive to find ways to allow for open access to the arts, through events such as Real Time, and are excited to have an artistic home here in Milwaukee.

For more information, audiences can go to

*How to watch Real Time via Periscope
1. Create a Twitter account. Follow @DBurkholder on Twitter.
2. Download the Periscope app to your smart phone (iOS or Android) and sign in using your Twitter account. Follow @DBurkholder on Periscope.
3. On Friday, October 7, between 8:30 and 9:15 pm (cst), stay tuned to Periscope to see when we go live. You can also monitor your Twitter account because we will post when we are live via @DBurkholder

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