Wild Space Dance Company

Twenty-nineteen was a big year for Milwaukee’s largest dance institutions, as well as for individual dancers, directors and choreographers who brought a great year of live dance performance to the city. Read more



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In 'Everything in Its Place,' the choreography seemed subconsciously driven and the performers were serious young people in a place for kings and angels, where they seemingly had no place. Read more



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Debra Loewen’s new Wild Space Dance Company performance Making/Unmaking was a kind of perfect representation of the notion of dance as art in motion. Read more


Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, Strange Snow falls in the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre and In Tandem Theatre Company takes the gauge of Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, which blows into the Tenth Street Theatre. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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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With Acts of Discovery, Space Dance Company offers a site-specific performance throughout an East Side dairy distributor’s plant. Read more


This week, we preview Forty Carats by the Village Playhouse and The Flesh Trade by The Alchemist Theatre. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


Seven professional choreographers responded to poems by high school student writers responding to the vets’ life stories. Read more

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The extraordinary co-production by Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Wild Space Dance Company of composer Ana Sokolovic’s ferociously challenging a capella opera Svadba-Wedding shouldn’t disappear after three weeknight shows. Read more

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Two of Milwaukee’s most eligible performance companies, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Wild Space Dance Company, are remarried in the Milwaukee premiere of the unusual one-act opera, Svadba-Wedding. Read more

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Dancing on the Ceiling filled UWM’s Studio Theater with mature artistry in an unforgettable, quite probably historic concert of solos by six women in their fifth and sixth decades of life. Read more


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


Deb Loewen’s latest site-specific piece for her Wild Space Dance Company takes place in a Riverwest venue (The Goat Palace), involves the audience and includes actual goats. Read more

A&E Feature

Wild Space Dance Company marked 30 years with a moving performance featuring artists ranging from company founders to new additions. Read more


Debra Loewen’s Wild Space Dance Company celebrates 30 years of creating site-specific works with its upcoming performance, Wild at 30, at Next Act Theatre, May 4-6. Read more

A&E Feature

The 1-year-old Milwaukee Dance Theatre Network (MDTN) was finding its legs, or so it seemed to me, at its first anniversary gathering on Oct. 1 at Danceworks. The members are the artistic leaders of many of Milwaukee’s dance organizations a... Read more

A&E Feature


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At a performance of such magnitude and complexity as Debra Loewen’s Into the Garden with Wild Space Dance Company, staged at nightfall in the panoramic gardens of the Villa Terrance Decorative Arts Museum, the once-in-a-lifetime fact of the... Read more

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Wild Space Dance Company’s latest site-specific work, Into the Garden, takes place at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, Sept. 8, 11, 13, 14 (rain date: Sept. 18). Director Debra Loewen wants us to see in particular the museum’s featured... Read more


I asked Debra Loewen to speak broadly about the 29 site-specific dance performances she’s choreographed since she founded Wild Space Dance Company in 1987. Here are some of her thoughts: Read more

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