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Headlining the first day of the Fringe, Selena Milewski and Karl Baumann’s dance-performance piece evoked plastic pollution. Read more



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Choreographer Morgan Williams, co-founder of SueMo Dance Company, presents his new contemporary dance company, Water Street Dance Milwaukee. Read more



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Milwaukee Ballet closed its first half-century last weekend with an adaptation of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream.' Read more


Dance artist Cedric Gardner, finalist of the TV show ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ presents his new stage play, ‘Unboxed.’ Read more

Off the Cuff


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You tell me what’s happening in dance here. If you open up the idea—it’s not just ballet and what’s going on with Danceworks. Read more

Spring Arts Guide


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Milwaukee’s dance landscape is proudly growing in the number of creating artists and companies, but I believe there are growing pains, as well. Read more

Spring Arts Guide

By definition, dance is art in motion, and figuratively speaking, Milwaukee’s dance culture is not standing still. The theme of the Shepherd Express’ 2019 Spring Arts Guide is dance, a field in performing arts that has been the site of great activity Read more

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TBEY Arts Center Executive Director Contessa Lobley discusses the nonprofit’s mission and its two marquee events this month. Read more

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Black Arts Fest MKE Executive Director Patrice Harris discusses the festival’s inaugural lineup and its ambitions for the future. Read more

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David Byrne graced the Riverside Theater with nothing less than one of the most form-breaking, inventively choreographed concerts ever. Read more

Concert Reviews


Jeff Zmania

Mad Li(m)bs is a wild ride of a concert that prioritizes fun! The audience fills in the blanks to determine what happens next, keeping the dancers on their toes—in more ways than one. Read more


“Precognition is a relatively unforgiving club experience,” Max Holiday says of his electronic music night, which ends its two-year run at Quarters on Nov. 4. Read more

Music Feature

No narrative thread connected the 11 discreet vignettes of Debra Loewen’s dreamlike Artifacts at the Goat Palace in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, but the Wild Space Dance Company performance was a witty, affecting and sometimes puzzli... Read more


On Sunday, September 10 from noon-3 p.m., the MilwaukeeDance Theatre Network (MDTN) will host Milwaukee Dance Theatre Network Day atUW-Milwaukee in Mitchell Hall (3032 N Downer Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.). The eventwill allow professional dan.. Read more

Happening Now

When I decided to go back to school for journalism part-time some six years ago, I wasn't really sure what to expect. I'd always intended to go back and obtain my bachelor's (I had an associate arts degree stashed away from the early 90s, and than.. Read more

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Danceworks on Tap’s new show, What’s Tappenin’?, comprised a tight, intelligent and perfectly executed hour of entertainment. Read more


Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience, the annual citywide hip-hop dance showcase produced by Danceworks DanceLAB, provided dance entertainment in which equality in race, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation was a joyous given. Read more


Taking ballet to the streets, that is theexciting new initiative of Milwaukee Ballet. Named Ballet Beat , this project is comprised of public rehearsals, freeopen classes (for people to watch not take) and performances throughout thecity. Taki.. Read more

Happening Now

Each of the premieres in the Battery Factory’s “Tessellate 2017" festival of experimental performance incorporated elements of dance and theater. Read more


There’s so much to say about Michael Pink majestic Mirror Mirror, now that it’s complete. I’ll start by noting that every moment is clearly the collaborative creation of ... Read more