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Wild Space Reveals Everything in its Place

Wild Space Dance Company presents site-specific performance at the Echelon Ballroom

By - Oct 17th, 2019 01:25 pm
Everything in Its Place. Photo by Debra Loewen.

Everything in Its Place. Photo by Debra Loewen.

Milwaukee, WI  (October 16, 2019)…High above the city, the Echelon Ballroom in Wauwatosa becomes a wild place for the unexpected when Wild Space Dance Company presents Everything in Its Place, in the Echelon Apartments development. The site-specific performance will be presented at 7:30 pm on November 13, 14 and 16, and 2 pm on November 17 at the Echelon Ballroom, 9810 Echelon Lane.  Advance ticket prices are $30 for premium reserved seating tickets, $22 for general admission and $16 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at www.wildspacedance.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.  Tickets the door prices are $25 for general, $18 for students and seniors.

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION: Performance parking is only available at the UWM Innovation Campus parking lot. The shuttle service starts one hour prior to the performance. Ticket holders should arrive early to ensure prompt arrival.

Designed by renowned architect Alexander Eschweiler in 1911, the Echelon Ballroom was once part of the Milwaukee County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy on Milwaukee County grounds.  Although the school did not last long, the other buildings on the campus served several purposes including the Home for Dependent Children. Now, restored to new life by the Mandel Group and architect Jim Shields, the forgotten Eschweiler buildings are part of the Echelon Apartment complex.

“We are thankful to the Mandel Group, Echelon LLC and Jim for making this performance a reality,” says Artistic Director Debra Loewen.  “We are thrilled to explore a new part of the metro Milwaukee area in Wauwatosa and learn about its history and beauty.”

The ballroom combines the traditional elegance of Eschweiler’s design aesthetic and a stunning view of the city.  The curves and angles of stairs, doors, arches and balconies of the building become settings and inspiration as dancers hurtle and weave through the ballroom. Intimate and fierce, the performers will reveal a place for everything.  Everything in Its Place features Katelyn Altmann, Brea Graber, Mauriah Kraker, Amanda Laabs, Lindsey Ruenger, Maggie Seer and Jimmi Weyneth, and a music/soundscape by Warren Enström.

Led by Founder/Artistic Director Debra Loewen, Wild Space Dance Company is celebrating three decades of inventive performances and innovative outreach 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.  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 more information, call Wild Space at 414/271-0307 or email info@wildspacedance.org.

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