By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Oct 11, 2021 at 5:45 PM

Later this month, The Milwaukee Ballet will present "Connect," the first production of its 2021/22 Season of Inspiration. This contemporary dance program unites three choreographers from around the world for a celebration of creativity and movement that will take place at the Marcus Performing Arts Center Oct. 28-31. 

Here is the performance schedule:

  • Thursday, Oct. 28; 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 29; 7:30 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 30; 7:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Oct. 31; 1:30 p.m. 

“Connect adds to our legacy of continually presenting new, innovative dance, and felt like a fitting show to make our triumphant return to the Marcus Performing Arts Center,” said Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink. “The audience can expect an eclectic and thoroughly entertaining evening of work that will delight enthusiasts and newcomers alike, and I can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the theater.” 

The program features original works from New York City-based choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, Australian dancemaker Danielle Rowe and Italian choreographer Mauro de Candia who returns with Purple Fools, which Milwaukee Ballet premiered in 2012. 

“Purple Fools stands out for its wit and theatricality. Connect was the perfect opportunity to bring it back to Milwaukee," says Pink.

Connect will be Milwaukee Ballet’s first performance at the newly renovated Marcus Performing Arts Center since The Nutcracker in December 2019.

This production of Connect was aptly named to signify the organization’s opportunity to reconnect with audiences on a larger scale. 

“People are searching for experiences to make them feel connected and inspired again. As artists, this is when we leap into action with performances that will elevate them from the everyday and leave them feeling energized,” explained Pink. “Every program in our Season of Inspiration was conceived to do just that.” 

Milwaukee Ballet invites fans to catch a glimpse of what they will see in Connect via Livestream for World Ballet Day, Oct. 19. The day will feature an insider’s look into rehearsals via the organization’s Facebook page

To order tickets, call (414) 902-2103, or visit Discounts are available for seniors, college students and groups.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.