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Out of Many, One

The Milwaukee skyline, featured in the beautiful, Jan Serr Studio, provides the back drop for dances that celebrate the robust and varied landscape of the city’s artists. Danceworks Performance MKE draws inspiration from a diverse wealth of movers in our community and brings them together in interdisciplinary collaboration with the Tontine Ensemble. Artistic Director Dani Kuepper, Gina Laurenzi, Dawn Springer and composer Allen Russell will premiere new works on fertile, common ground.

Ballet Russe Reimagined

Milwaukee Ballet pays tribute to one of the most creative periods of ballet history. The Company’s own Garrett Glassman, Timothy O’Donnell and Nicole Teague-Howell present their visions of Stravinsky’s greatest works at the historic Pabst Theater.


Alejandro Cerrudo’s Extremely Close leads a trio of contemporary work in the aptly named series PUSH., curated to push the boundaries of dance. The program includes a world premiere set to the unique sounds of local band The Vitrolum Republic, and a new work from award-winning Spanish choreographer, Aleix Mañé.

Peter Pan

Milwaukee Ballet returns to Neverland with two weekends of highflying fun. Join Peter, Tinkerbell and the Darling children on this swashbuckling adventure! Also featuring Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Milwaukee School & Academy and Milwaukee Children’s Choir.

101 Ways to Enter & Exit (Stage Door Left)

Our lives are marked by comings and goings. Sometimes a grand and sweeping entrance – sometimes an abrupt and unexpected exit. Long goodbyes, stumbling onto stage unprepared or shot like a cannon into the unknown. We’ll explore tales that exude humor, sorrow, joy and compassion crafted by guest author, Jennifer Kohnhorst (The
Moth Twin Cities StorySLAM Winner, DPC’s Secrets from the Wide Sky). This theatrical event unfolds with original music by percussionist Andy Miller (UWM Dance Department Music Director), who provides drum rolls to accompany grand entrances and the steady pulse that vibrates through the exuberance of birth, the endurance of life and the ritual and beauty of death. Choreography by Dani Kuepper embodies these extreme moments of lived experience through an intergenerational cast that offer a collective wisdom and diverse
perspective of beginnings and endings.