Danceworks Announces Summer DanceLAB Concert Series

Danceworks Announces Summer DanceLAB Concert Series

Audience favorites return to the Danceworks Studio Theatre

 

MILWAUKEE – Danceworks will present four concerts in this summer’s DanceLAB, a concert series featuring different styles of dance.

 

DanceLAB offers both professional and emerging artists a venue to present their work. The concert series was created because Danceworks recognized a need in the local dance community for a venue to showcase work for local audiences. “I’m thrilled that Danceworks is in a position to continually embrace these artists and let them get their voice and work out there,” said Danceworks’ Artistic Director of  DanceLAB Kim Johnson-Rockafellow. “Milwaukee is a great city that brings people together through its many summer festivals,” continued Johnson-Rockafellow, “we want to offer a summer venue that will encourage people to connect, collaborate and experience all that dance has to offer.”

 

The 2017 summer DanceLAB concerts are as follows:

 

Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience – July 29, 2017 | 6pm & 8pm; July 30, 2017 | 6pm

In its fifth year, Ignite continues to blow up the Danceworks Studio Theatre with the area’s best and most exciting hip hop crews. These high energy performances are a DanceLAB favorite–be a part of this year’s experience.

Tickets: $18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior

 

Danceworks On Tap – What’s Tappenin’?! – August 11-12, 2017 | 7:30 pm; August 13, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Tap dance is sound waves of energy that can express a range of emotions in percussive beats. Join Danceworks on Tap as they uncover rhythms that surround us every day. What’s Tappenin’?! will highlight traditional tap dance accompanied by dynamic music and a few fun surprises along the way. Don’t miss this chance to get tapped in!

Tickets: $18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior

DanceLAB Teen – August 19, 2017 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm

This concert will feature original work from members of our own Danceworks Youth Performance Company (DYPC) as well as work developed by dancers from our upper level technique classes. DYPC Artistic Director and Danceworks Performance Company member Gina Laurenzi will work in collaboration with dancers to create a concert that dives into their world of dreams and nightmares. New choreography and structured improvisations on the theme will draw from music, poetry, artwork and their own experience.

Tickets: $13 Reserved | $10 General | $5 Student & Senior

 

Get It Out There –September 16, 2017 | Show A -6 | Show B – 8 pm

Be the first to see the hottest new work in our community created by area performing artists from a variety of disciplines. This installment of Get It Out There will feature two shows, each with works presented by a different set of artists. Audience members are invited to stay after each performance to provide feedback and mingle with the artists

Tickets: $13 Reserved | $10 General | $8 Student & Senior

 

PERFORMANCE DATE, TIMES AND LOCATION

Danceworks Studio Theatre – 1661 N Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience – July 29, 2017 | 6pm & 8pm; July 30, 2017 | 6pm

Danceworks On Tap – What’s Tappenin’?! – August 11-12, 2017 | 7:30 pm; August 13, 2017 | 2:30 pm

DanceLAB Teen – August 19, 2017 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Get It Out There –September 16, 2017 | 6&8 pm

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.danceworksmke.org/purchase-tickets, calling the Danceworks Box Office at 414-277-8480, ext. 6025, or visiting Danceworks, located at 1661 N. Water Street in Milwaukee. DanceLAB season subscriptions are available for $55 by calling Danceworks.

 

Ignite: A Hip Hop Dance Experience – Tickets: $18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior

Danceworks On Tap – What’s Tappenin’?! – Tickets: $18 Reserved | $15 General | $11 Student & Senior

DanceLAB Teen – Tickets: $13 Reserved | $10 General | $5 Student & Senior

Get It Out There – Tickets: $13 Reserved | $10 General | $8 Student & Senior

 

Danceworks, Inc. enhances the joy, health and creativity of our community

through performances, classes and outreach activities integrating dance and other art forms.

Danceworks is a member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF). For more information about Danceworks DanceLAB, visit the Danceworks website at www.danceworksmke.org.

Dancework DanceLAB is an experimental performance initiative dedicated to pushing artists and audiences to expand their thinking about dance as an art form. Focusing on collaboration, fusion of forms and current trends in the field, many DanceLAB events include educational components to encourage artist-to-audience dialogue and participation. DanceLAB honors and nurtures the development of dance by offering year-round opportunities: performances, internships, mentorships, space access and advocacy for artists serving the Milwaukee community.

 

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