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No Studios Dance Fest
July 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree – $25
Two-day event to feature dancers from New York-based Ailey II,
Joined by Six Milwaukee Area Dance Companies,
Performing together for the first time.
NO Studios Dance Fest will take place at the Sherman Phoenix community event space. Dancers from the acclaimed NYC-based Ailey II – the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – will perform two pieces during the event, with additional performances from an eclectic mix of Milwaukee’s top dance troupes. Each representing a unique form of self-expression and performing together for the first time, local dance groups include Danceworks Performance MKE, Ton Ko-Thi Children’s Performing Ensemble, The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company, Signature Dance Company, Water Street Dance Milwaukee , and WoLF Studios.
The event will kick off on Friday, July 19 with a 6:30PM reception at NO Studios (1037 W. McKinley Avenue in the Pabst Brewery Complex). This event is free and open to the public and will provide an opportunity to meet dancers who will be performing on Saturday, including those from Ailey II.
Performances will take place beginning at 6:00PM on Saturday, July 20 at Sherman Phoenix (3536 W. Fond du Lac Avenue). Tickets are $5-$25 and can be purchased at www.nostudios.com.
Ailey II, founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. The pair of ballets that will be performed by the company include Ebb and Flow, a duet choreographed by the company’s artistic director, Troy Powell, set to Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and an excerpt from Darrell Grand Moultrie’s high energy Road To One.