The Peck School of the Arts production of Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortileges” is a grand collaboration between Milwaukee Opera Theatre and UWM’s Voice Program, Symphony Orchestra and Dance Department. The story will be brought to life Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15, by an army of singers, an orchestra and…puppets.
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MILWAUKEE —The flu is to blame for the death of a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dance instructor.
Only on WISN 12 News, Terry Sater sat down with the president of the American Medical Association on Tuesday to talk about this season's devastating flu impact.
UW-Milwaukee dance students learned on their first day back from winter break that they lost one of their instructors to flu. Dance teacher David Neyer's obituary said he died at home last week.
"He passed through flu complications, tragically," University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Dance Chair Simone Ferro said. "A week prior to his death he was here. We crossed paths in the hallway as usual when he was preparing the course."
The death of the UW-Milwaukee dance teacher points a problem the president of the American Medical Association said we need to overcome.
Musical Theatre alumna Raven Dockery will be busy in early 2014!
From January 23-25, Dockery will perform in "Songs for a New World" with Kalliope Vocal Arts at In Tandem Theater. After that she will move to Aurora, IL to be in "Rent" with Paramount Theatre That show runs from March 12 through April 6. Finally, Dockery will return to Milwaukee for Skylight's producation of "Hair" from May 16 through June 8.
“The art culture here in Milwaukee is very strong. Nowhere else in Wisconsin is there such a big area devoted to the performing arts. You could see a show every week if you wanted to.”
Never straying from what he loves to do, Peck School graduate Kyle Sternad has accepted a role in society but continues to sing and act out of passion for the performing arts. An IT professional at a local Milwaukee business, Kyle has found his outlet in theatre and continues to push for better roles. The sky is the limit for Kyle.
Kyle began singing in choir in elementary school. When he attended high school, he kept up with singing, participating in his high school’s show choir all four years. “I found out I liked to sing so I just kept doing it.”
Kyle chose to attend UWM for the computer science program but quickly changed his mind. He soon began hanging around the music building, finding that he really liked the environment and the professors in the Peck School of the Arts. He decided his sophomore year to take up musical theatre as a major.
By John Schneider Shepherd Express November 6, 2013
Danceworks Performance Company is a Milwaukee laboratory and showcase for inter-arts performance. “Intersect,” running Nov. 15-24 at the Danceworks Studio Theatre (1661 N. Water St.), will offer five such world premieres.
Product of Distance is the work of choreographers Christina Briggs Winslow and Edward Winslow, composer Tim Russell, video artist Katelyn Price and DPC’s resident dancers. This is Briggs Winslow’s third year as visiting professor at UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts dance program. Her husband is a freelance dancer, choreographer, designer and puppet maker. They have virtually moved to Milwaukee...
By David Schuyler Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee October 25, 2013
Deep in the heart of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Kenilworth Building pumps a high-tech classroom that Scott Emmons describes using terms like 3-D printing, prototypes and industrial design. He sounds much like an engineering professor.
Even the name of the place — the Digital Craft Research Lab — evokes
images of engineering innovation and entrepreneurial potential.
However, Emmons is no engineering instructor. He’s the dean of UWM’s
Peck School of the Arts, and he’s not just leading the school’s further
extension into technology-related business realms like the product
design activities one sees at the DCRL. He’s also the key figure in the
Peck School’s push for a presence in downtown Milwaukee, which could
lead to heightened awareness of what some local leaders see as a hidden
gem of the city...