Wild Space Dance Company
Press Release

Wild Space Dance Company Presents History of the Future


By - Nov 22nd, 2022 10:08 am
Image courtesy of Wild Space Dance Company.

Image courtesy of Wild Space Dance Company.

December 1-2  7:30pm
December 3  4:00 pm and 7:30pm
UWM Mitchell Hall Studio 254
3203 N. Downer Avenue
Tickets: https://psoatickets.universitytickets.com/w/
Livestream tickets available for Dec 1st and 2nd show

History of the Future is a four-chapter dance about memory, presence, connection and our collective capacity to embrace time’s relentless pace. In consort, four choreographers chase a dance that awaits beyond dancers. Tableaus repeat as phrases loop and evolve while a podcast plays. A last-chance table offers “feel-good-about-tomorrow” messages for old people, a dancer disappears, a tango entangles. Five-second actions flash moments from the past; dancers perform “maps” of their wild and beautiful movement history. Each chapter is a history for the next, propelling dancers head-long in a quest for the self they were long ago.

Guest artists Flora Coker, John Schneider, Simone Ferro, and Debra Loewen are “together again at last for the first time” sharing moments from their lives in a collage of movement stories.

A stage of crumpled piles of newspapers visions a future world of constant change in Katelyn Altmann’s reflective choreography. Jenni Reinke explores concepts of time and motion (cycles of tides, the pull of gravity, inertia, etc.), expanding possibilities for movement invention. with Dan Schuchart’s sci-fi questions inspire movement with a twist when performed to a podcast mix of futurist conversation.

Choreographers: Katelyn Altman, Debra Loewen, Jenni Reinke, Dan Schuchart
Dancers: Katelyn Altmann, Ashley Ray Garcia, Zoe Gliese, Gina Laurenzi, Ida Lucchesi, Jessica Lueck, Cuauhtli Ramirez Castro, Shannon Stanczak, Jasmine Uras
Guest Performers: Flora Coker, Simone Ferro, John Schneider

Wild Space Dance Company celebrates over three decades of inventive performances and innovative outreach and community programs. Known for site-specific works and artistic collaborations, Wild Space takes audiences on adventures through built and natural landscapes, visual art, history and the human condition through wry humor, clever choreography and emotionally-charged dance. An affiliate of UPAF, Wild Space is a company-in-residence at Lincoln Center Middle School of the Arts in Milwaukee. Wild Space performances programs are supported in part by grants from UPAF, Milwaukee County CAMPAC and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For additional information visit www.wildspacedance.org

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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