Summer Sizzles at Danceworks with DanceLAB Performances
Following is the DanceLAB summer season:
MILWAUKEE… Danceworks announces a hot, new summer DanceLAB performance series at Danceworks Studio Theatre, located at 1661 N. Water Street. The DanceLAB honors and nurtures the development of new dance works by emerging and established dance artists by offering year-round opportunities in the form of performances, internships, mentorships, space access and advocacy for artists serving the Milwaukee community. This year’s DanceLAB offers three professional concerts along with a new educational performance platform called DanceLAB Teen.
“Milwaukee is a great city that brings people together through its many summer festivals,” said Danceworks Artistic Manager Kim Johnson. “We want to offer a summer venue that will encourage people to connect, collaborate and experience all that dance has to offer.”
Following is the DanceLAB summer season:
Get It Out There
June 18: Show A @ 6pm, Show B @ 8pm; June 19: Show A @ 2:30pm, Show B @ 4:30pm
Get It Out There features the hottest new work in our community created by area performing artists from a variety of disciplines. More eclectic than in years past, this Get It Out There includes modern dance, physical theater, ballet, photography, Hip Hop dance and standup comedy throughout seventeen pieces within this two-show concert.
Artists for the 2016 Get It Out There include Nathanael Bewick and Emily Bolwerk; Kelly Radermacher Butts; Benjamin Cherry and Madyn Wilson (Souletic Dance); Dana Ehrmann; Maria Hackbarth (Warped Dance Co.); Michael Havice; Marissa Jax and Dakota Whitehouse (sound); Posy Knight and Kirk Thomas; Laura Kolar; Emily Landry; Gina Laurenzi and Gabi Sustache; Kelsey Lee; Kym McDaniel; Clayvon Savage; Caroline Seigworth; Alexa Stewart and Maryhelen Wesner.
Tickets for one Get It Out There show: $13 Reserved | $10 General | $8 Student & Senior
Tickets for both Get It Out There shows: $21 Reserved | $16 General | $13 Student & Senior
Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience
August 6, 8pm; August 7, 3pm & 6pm
Ignite continues to blow up the Danceworks Studio Theatre with the area’s best and most exciting hip hop crews! These high energy performances are a DanceLAB favorite. Choreography for Ignite is being contributed by Kyra Boprie; Cedric Gardner; Caelan King; Destiny Manuel; Terrence Morris Jr.; Revamped; Nicole Spence; SueMo; Gabi Sustache; Demar Walker and Joshua Yang. Of the ten performing crews, six are returning from previous Ignite productions and four crews are new to the concert. Casts for each piece will be larger than in years past giving greater number of local performers the chance to perform.
Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience Tickets: $18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior
Danceworks on Tap: DiverCITY
August 12 & 13, 7:30pm; August 14, 2:30pm
DiverCITY connects a community of diverse dancers using the energy of percussive movement. New works choreographed by company dancers will include a vibrant, eclectic blend of tap dance with pulsating movement influenced by the sights and sound of our city. Contributing artists for DiverCITY are Danceworks On Tap (DOT) Artistic Director Amy Brinkman-Sustache and other DOT members.
Danceworks on Tap: DiverCITY Tickets: $18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior
August 20, 5:30pm & 7:30pm
This concert will showcase original work from members of our own Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC) as well as work developed in our studio classes, and featuring dancers from many of our upper level technique classes dancing new chorography created by our Danceworks Performance Company and Danceworks on Tap members.
DYPC is an audition-based performance group for youth ages 10-18 (currently there are 19 members). DYPC includes weekly dance classes and rehearsals, with performance opportunities throughout the year. One of DYPC Artistic Director Gina Laurenzi’s goals for the company is to create emerging dance artists that not only understand how to perform, but how to also choreograph. DanceLAB Teen is designed specifically to provide the next generation of dancers much-needed choreographic and performance experience.
DanceLAB Teen Tickets: $12 Reserved | $10 General | $5 Student & Senior
A $55 LAB RAT season subscription allows patrons to receive reserved seating at all four concerts. LAB RAT subscriptions are available by phone, in person or online. To purchase individual tickets, call the Danceworks box office at (414) 277-8480, ext. 6025 or go online: www.danceworksmke.org. Free parking is available in an adjacent lot after 5:00 p.m.
Danceworks, Inc. enhances the joy, health and creativity of our community through performances, classes and outreach activities integrating dance and other art forms. Danceworks is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).
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The concert series will include Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience, DanceLAB Teen & Danceworks On Tap, as well as the second-ever Movement Media Lab and the latest installment of Get It Out There.