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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Articles tagged with 'Ballet'


Milwaukee Ballet set to soar into spring

Published March 27, 2014

Watching the Milwaukee Ballet company rehearse for its "Spring Series," I was totally entranced by the soaring power of these dancers who are the focus of three distinct pieces where the dancer is at center stage, unencumbered by story or history.


Shift switch: A role in "The Nutcracker," part one

Published Dec. 12, 2013

Despite the fact she had never taken a ballet class in her life,'s Molly Snyder could not resist the opportunity to play an extra in the Milwaukee Ballet's "The Nutcracker," especially once the marketing director assured her neither tutus nor dance skills were required.


Fall in love with the Milwaukee Ballet's "Romeo & Juliet"

Published Nov. 2, 2013

Someone once said that ballet is an art form that proves you don't need words to tell a story.The Milwaukee Ballet told the most honored of stories this weekend when they performed artistic director Michael Pink's staging of "Romeo & Juliet," an absolutely stunning event.


Small frame, big role: Teague takes on Juliet for the Milwaukee Ballet

Published Oct. 19, 2013

There's not much doubt about the athletics involved in being Juliet, the most famous lovestruck young woman in history. The story of her and her Romeo have kindled sparks for generations. Now ballerina Nicole Teague will bring Juliet to life when "Romeo & Juliet" opens the season for the Milwaukee Ballet, running from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3.


"Nutcracker" nabs new corporate sponsor

Published Aug. 28, 2013

BMO Harris Bank will bring some Christmas cheer to Milwaukee audiences this December. The bank announced today that it will sponsor the Milwaukee Ballet Company's annual production of "The Nutcracker."


Ballet Beautiful

Published May 24, 2013

After two weeks of teeth-gritting exercise courtesy of Mary Helen Bowers' "Ballet Beautiful" DVDs, I now see that ballet dancers are warriors on pointe.


"Swan Lake" satisfies

Published May 17, 2013

Michael Pink's interpretation of "Swan Lake" is at times joyful, at times melancholic, but always physically sublime.


Milwaukee Ballet's "Spring Series" promises to be a study in contrasts

Published April 9, 2013

On Thursday, the Milwaukee Ballet's "Spring Series" returns to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The show has become an annual tradition in a company known for its bold approach to new choreography. We caught up with the choreographers to talk about what inspired their pieces, and just how tap-dancing, death and the Cold War complement each other in a night at the ballet.


Milwaukee witnesses the future of dance in "Genesis"

Published Feb. 4, 2013

At Milwaukee Ballet's "Genesis" competition, audiences will once again have the rare opportunity to witness the world premier of pieces created by up-and-coming choreographers. The choreographers shared with the thrill of being chosen, the challenge of the rehearsal schedule, and why they really don't care who wins.


Pink's "The Nutcracker" shines again

Published Dec. 10, 2012

There is nothing more joyful than Christmas through the eyes of a child, and there are few experiences more gratifying than to witness a young person's first exposure to art in any of its forms. Call it a Christmas miracle, then, that these two moments are magically united in Michael Pink's "The Nutcracker," a jubilant and lively production that is bursting at the seams with royal beauty bright.


"La Boheme" is chic and sublime

Published Oct. 19, 2012

The Milwaukee Ballet's three-act "La Boheme" shies away from excess in all its forms, instead stripping bare one of the world's most famous love stories and showing ballet as it should be: chic, simple and clean.