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Articles tagged with 'Ballet'

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Milwaukee Ballet's 2016-17 season mixes classics and new compositions

Published March 1, 2016

For almost a half a century, the Milwaukee Ballet Company has entertained audiences in seasons both up and down as it struggled to find a niche in the Milwaukee performing arts panorama. Since the arrival of Michael Pink, however, it's been on an upward arch.

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Milwaukee Ballet stages magnificent "Dracula" that's all treat, no trick

Published Oct. 23, 2015

The word "breathless" is thrown about pretty easily when people describe an experience they have had at a performing arts event. It left me "breathless." Everyone around me was "breathless." This was an absolutely "breathless" production. The word has been used so often that it has lost some of its punch. That is until you get a chance to see the Milwaukee Ballet's Halloween production of "Dracula" that opened at the Marcus Center Thursday night.

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World famous "Dracula" opens weekend run at Milwaukee Ballet

Published Oct. 16, 2015

How about Dracula as sex -symbol? That is part of what's in store for audiences when Milwaukee Ballet opens a run of Michael Pink's world famous production of "Dracula." Oct. 22 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

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Milwaukee Ballet stages a thrilling glimpse into the future of dance

Published Feb. 6, 2015

Artistic Director Michael Pink created the Genesis competition to give young choreographers the chance to create a world premiere with professional dancers in a professional setting. The display of their works opened Thursday night and will run through Sunday.

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Milwaukee Ballet sails into "The Nutcracker" for the holiday season

Published Dec. 5, 2014

Once again the beautiful story of "The Nutcracker" will sail into Uihlein Hall for the holidays. It's a spectacular and warm show for the entire family. It's especially fun for all those little girls in black leotards who dream of being a dancer someday.

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New stars are born at Milwaukee Ballet's "Don Quixote"

Published Oct. 31, 2014

One of the major commitments Michael Pink has as the artistic director for the Milwaukee Ballet is to provide opportunities for dancers to stretch and move into roles where they are challenged to progress in their careers. As a result of that commitment, it is possible to sometimes see a star being born. That was the case Thursday night when the ballet opened Pink's "Don Quixote" at the Marcus Center.

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Milwaukee Ballet dances "Don Quixote" into the Marcus Center

Published Oct. 24, 2014

Michael Pink, the artistic director of the Milwaukee Ballet, is an artist who has a great respect and affection for the literary and musical giants of past, just has he has a diligent commitment to encouraging and producing new works. But more than anything else, Pink is a storyteller, a man in love with a good yarn that tells a tale of romance, adventure and the forces of good and evil.

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Milwaukee Ballet shines a sparkling light on "Mirror Mirror"

Published May 16, 2014

If a mirror has two sides, what does it take to know the one side that tells the truth? Or is it the other side harboring truth? Perhaps is it neither, with truth nowhere to be found? Those questions are at the heart of "Mirror Mirror," the world premiere ballet created by Michael Pink that Milwaukee Ballet opened Thursday night and runs through the weekend.

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Milwaukee Ballet's "Mirror Mirror" offers an original look at Snow White

Published May 5, 2014

It's a rare moment when many people get a deep, prolonged look into the soul of just one man. Make no mistake about it: When the Milwaukee Ballet's production of "Mirror Mirror" hits the stage the weekend of May 15-18, it will be a focused look into the deepest reaches of the soul of artistic director Michael Pink.