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UWM’s ‘Summerdances’ presents world premieres at two iconic locations

UWM’s ‘Summerdances’ presents world premieres at two iconic locations

The works were created as part of the Peck School’s Year of the Arts celebration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,

‘Springdances…impermanence’ at UWM May 9-11

‘Springdances…impermanence’ at UWM May 9-11

The performance features new choreography by Assistant Professor Maria Gillespie, Senior Lecturer Dani Kuepper and Visiting Assistant Professor Christina Briggs Winslow.

Winterdances warms up dance scene

Winterdances warms up dance scene

Gutierrez-Garner explores Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings,” and Vanier choreographs to Bela Bartok’s “The Miraculous Mandarin.”

Front to back: Norielle Johnson, Gina Laurenzi, Carrie Martin and Devin Settle investigate various ways to interact remotely in preparation for “Somatophobia.”

Summer heats up UWM dance scene

In addition to a new work by Professor Luc Vanier, the season features two concerts by MFA candidates and the annual Dancemakers program of graduate student work

Kayla Schroepfer (leaping) and Katharina Abderholden, Dance BFA students, rehearse for Summerdances. (Photo by Pete Amland.)

Summerdance: “Destiny/Chance and Circumstance” May 31-June 2.

Summerdances continues with an exciting, inspiring and highly physical new show May 31-June 2.

Winterdances contemplates ‘Fate/Love & Loss’ Feb. 2-5

Winterdances contemplates ‘Fate/Love & Loss’ Feb. 2-5

“The UWM Dance Department’s 2011-12 season theme of ‘Fate & Destiny’ has proven to be very serendipitous.