MKE Dance Theatre Network

Milwaukee, WI

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Upcoming Opportunities, Auditions and Master Classes 


Milwaukee Dance Theatre Network invites you to participate in Exquisite Corpse Milwaukee Movers Edition. We hope this will bring to light how many movers Milwaukee has and that in this time of need MDTN strives to help support and raise them up. We hope that this video raises awareness and collects donations for you all! If you participate, you will directly benefit from the funds raised. We will split the funds donated evenly between us all. If you wish to not to claim your portion, you can donate your portion back to MDTN helping us continue projects much like this one or donate your portion back to the pot for the other artists. More fundraising details to come. 


To see what this project will result in check out the video that inspired this. CLICK THIS TO SEE  It includes much loved choreographers and movers many of us know.


We are hoping to make something extremely shareable on social media, not to mention something that connects us all in the time of social distancing. 


Directions to participate:

1) Please fill out this google sheet and sign up for a slot. GOOGLE SHEET SIGN UP Sign up deadline Monday March 30, 5pm

2) The person at the top of the sign up will start the chain. Please keep your eye out for an email from the person before you in the sign up with the title "Exquisite Corpse Milwaukee Movers Edition". (Emailing will occur between Tue 3.31 AND Fri 4.3)


3) Watch their 5-7 second video and take the last second of movement of their phrase and recreate it. Note how close or far they are from the camera and also recreate that at the start of your 5-7 second video.


4) Shoot your video in landscape format. Landscape Example  This can be anywhere. Feel free to get creative but please still practice social distancing!

5) Send your video to the email of the person following your name on the google sheet and also to the video editor, Christal Wagner - Title your email "Exquisite Corpse Milwaukee Movers Edition"

6) Please send this email to Milwaukee Dancers you know so they can participate too. 7) Thats it! Please be timely in your participation and we can't wait to see what we create.


We would like to have sign ups completed by Monday March 30th, 5pm and the email chain started and finished by Friday April 3rd.

Happy Dancing!


Turbulence Project



Seeking strong women dancers for DanceCircus Turbulence Project performances March 19-21, 7:30p & 22, 3:30pm at Next Act Theatre. Paid Performances.


Auditions DanceCircus Studios 527 N 27th St: Friday 2/21 6:30-8:30p & Sun 2/23 12-2:30p AND @ rehearsals Sat 2/22 12:00-2:30p, Mon 2/24 & Wed 2/26 6:30-8:30p
Call or text Betty 414-213-6000, for info/to confirm attendance.
Rehearsals Monday & Wednesday 6:30-8:30p alternate Saturday/Sundays 12-2:30p.

Embodied Truth Audition

Cooperative Performance 

Embodied Truth: Finding Ways to Move Together - created in collaboration with Daniel Burkholder & Kimani Fowlin - is an ongoing project honoring the blessings and the challenges of being a parent by examining race and gender through the lens of parenting.

Looking for Parent/Collaborators who are interested in creating a performance work exploring how parenting is affected and informed by issues of race and gender within our current culture. Looking for dancers, theater artists, singers, and spoken word artists who are comfortable moving and collaborating to devise an evening length work to be premiered in May 2020.

Rehearsals will begin in early January and continue once a week through the performance dates.

Willingness to collaborate, under the direction of Daniel Burkholder and Kimani Fowlin, in developing movement and text through various creative practices and choreographic tools is a vital skill. Looking for 4 to 6 Parent/Collaborators willing to create community through our work together.

Please wear clothing which is comfortable to move in.

Please note: because we are looking to collaborate with parents who are performing artists, all rehearsals will be family friendly - children and caretakers are welcome at all rehearsals.

Contact Daniel Burkholder at to register.

Sunday, November 24th from 1-4 pm

Mitchell Studio 395, Mitchell Hall
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
3202 Downer Avenue
(corner of Downer and E Kenwood Boulevard)

Visit for more information.

DanceMakers Summer 2019 Audition

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Dance Department

Are you interested in performing with choreographers from across the United States? 


Audition for DanceMakers Summer 2019 and get a chance to work with UWM MFA grad students - from Chicago, Las Vagas, Texas, Florida, and New England. 


No preparations required - auditions will consist of warm-ups, phrase work and improvisation. Looking for all styles. 


Weekly rehearsals (1-2 times per week) plus tech and performances July 15 - 20 (evenings). 


Contact with questions or for more information. 





Cooperative Performance Milwaukee

devised and directed by Emily Elliott

This devised piece, told almost entirely through dance and movement, follows the story of two individuals who experience sexual assault and relationship abuse. Their stories progress at different rates, periodically syncing into echoed patterns of violence, verbal and physical. Inspired by seven true stories, KALEIDOSCOPE focuses not only on the event of the assault but patterns of abuse before and the complex healing process after.



Sunday, May 19, 2:30-5:30pm



Kenilworth Square East

2155 N Prospect Ave (enter from alley off of Kenilworth and check in on 1st floor)



  • Be prepared to learn a short movement phrase, improvise, and work from a script given that evening.

  • Be prepared to stay the entire time, as this is a group audition.

  • Doors will open 15 minutes early for check-in.

  • Please bring resumes.

  • No headshot required.



Email Andrea Burkholder to register for the audition or with any questions. 

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