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Articles tagged with 'Ballet'


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.