MDTN invites aspiring and professional dancers, movement-based actors and performance artists 18 years and older to participate in their open workshop event of four classes. MDTN Day is an opportunity for artists to meet and connect with the Milwaukee dance and movement-theatre community, as well as local artistic directors and independent artists.|
The event will begin with a warm up led by Joelle Worm (The Field) and four 30-minute workshops lead by Dani Kuepper (Danceworks Performance Company), Catey Ott Thompson (Catey Ott Dance Collective), Jenni Reinke (Quasimondo Physical Theatre) and Betty Salamun (DanceCircus). The workshops will be an exploration of dance, movement and theatre through phrase work, improvisation and community-building.
Catey Ott Thompson will lead the group in a round of phraseology that melds technique with movement quality. Dani Kuepper will teach a phrase from DPC repertoire and then invite movers to reinterpret it. Jenni Reinke will engage participants in physical and vocal exercises that invite them to interact playfully with words and movement. Betty Salamun will combine basic actions with shifting energy and speed dynamics from Laban movement theory to develop expressive 'character' or 'presence' in simple or complex movements.
A "Meet the Network" will follow the four workshops, where participants can introduce themselves, ask questions and exchange emails with MDTN members and fellow artists.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mitchell Hall, Studio 256 (View)
3203 N. Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|