2018 Events

MONARCHS, MOUNDS, MIGRATIONS

 

Announcing the PREMIERE of “Monarchs-a migration story” — THE VIDEO!!

At the Dance Media Movement Lab SCREENING September 29, 2018.

Our 10-minute Monarchs, Mounds, Migrations video project has been accepted!

The video blends performance video from Monarchs, Mounds, Migrations with new dance connecting the sections of the monarch’s story.
The video features the monarch’s migration journey including the glacier’s (aka Betty Salamun) and milkweed’s (aka poet Kavon Cortez-Jones) explanation of their life cycle.

Join the Monarchs, Mounds, Migrations Dance Media Movement Lab Production Crew.

Help us raise $2,000 to create this video.

$1 or more    Roadie — lots of hands make light work
$150 +           Editor — receive 2 tickets to the screening on Sept 29, 2018
$500 +           Producer — receive 2 tickets to the screening and credit on the video
$1,000 +        Executive Producer – receive 4 tickets and Executive Producer video credit

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Dance, music, and stories of journeys along the way.

 

March 8-11, 2018 Next Act Theatre
With support from
City of Milwaukee Arts Board
with funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

 

April 14, 2018 National Water Dance (tbd)
April 21, 2018 UEC-Menomonee Valley, Earth Day
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End of Year Thanks

Hello Friends!

Thank you for your support of DanceCircus’ multi-media dance-theatre performances,

thank you for jumping into SPLASH DANCE—freshwater flash dances,

thank you for giving voice to diverse people in community dance projects, and

thank you for making eco-dance youth residencies possible.

The DanceCircus circle of influence includes you – audience members, flash dancers, youth choreographers, or eco-concerned performers. You are invited to be part of our circle of influence – nurturing arts education, highlighting stories of people in community, and, engaging all ages in local issues that are “life changing.”

Last year, 9000 people like you—all ages and across neighborhoods—drew “inspiration” from DanceCircus programs:

  • you found “real life connections” in dances exploring topical issues,
  • you made it possible for youth, seniors and differently-abled people in eco-dance workshops to “see, hear…and discuss” their nature roots and star-filled dreams,
  • you moved the world sharing the “essence” of living, laughing and loving on planet earth, and
  • you jumped into SPLASH DANC-ing and the “push…and…pull” of local water concerns.

DanceCircus programs circle back to the common center,

to the artists, dancers and artist-educators, who create, perform, teach and connect to community programs serving all ages, in all neighborhoods, and

to you, who create support for DanceCircus programs through purchasing performance tickets, joining freshwater flash dances and generously contributing to programs.

Please consider donating to our Paypal to keep our mission true.

Thank you,

 

Betty Salamun

Artistic Director

 

 

 

 

What’s in a Name?

Check out SPLASH DANCE EVENTS under COMMUNITY! — So,

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

We take our name, DanceCircus, from the ancient Roman word circus which means circle. Our programs reflect the more contemporary meaning of circle, an area of action or influence, or, a group of people sharing a common interest.

If you saw HOT H2O in concert, danced in SPLASH DANCE freshwater flash mob or participated in eco-dance workshops, you experienced the beauty of the natural world, examined urban environmental concerns and enjoyed innovative dance performances.

Or, you saw youth, seniors or differently-abled people blend choreography and dance skills with their environmental interests to create dance programs expressing their concerns, joys and hopes for the world they live in.

Then, you have been part of vibrant and entertaining celebrations involving collaborating artists and performers, diverse people, environmental organizations and civic agencies to bring our community together in a circus of motion and emotion..

I’m asking for your support to continue DanceCircus’ outstanding and innovative eco-dance programs for all ages presented across the region. Please consider a gift today.
Contact: Betty at (414) 277-8151
527 N 27th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53208
contact: dance@dancecircus.org
web page: dancecircus.org

DanceCircus presents CONFLUENCE – down by the riverside
An original dance-theatre-music performance by DanceCircus director, Betty Salamun and In the Dance Café director, Janie Boston. Stories of journeys along Milwaukee’s rivers flowing within and between communities within the watershed.

DC in the Community

FREE AFTER-SCHOOL ECO-DANCE WORKSHOPS

FOR ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE-SCHOOL BOYS & GIRLS

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at ART @ LARGE Gallery     908 S. 5th St., Milwaukee

 

8 WEEKS OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS  |

OCTOBER 21 – DECEMBER 16, 2015 (NO CLASS NOVEMBER 26)

 4:45-5:45 PM playing, stretching, dancing, choreographing new dance stories!

Call Arts @ Large for more information and to register 414-763-7379!

SPLISH SPLASH & DANCE

SPLISH SPLASH & DANCE-

DIVE into A Fresh Water Flash Mob with DanceCircus
SWIM over to BRENNER BREWING and MAKE WAVES
Do the mob dance, view videos, enjoy food, talk eco-dance and water, Rubber Ducky raffle, cash bar and more fun with Urban Ecology Center games, Melanie Ariens water shrine, and more!
2/28/2015 6:00PM to 2/28/2015 9:00PM

BRENNER BREWING COMPANY 706 S 5th STREET The Pitch Project GALLERY

Cost $5.00 All ages welcome

A flash-mob activation performed with Video SPLASH DANCE which also premiered at Community Friend raiser and DanceCircus 40th anniversary celebration.

DanceCircus presents school shows for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A.C.E. Program

DanceCircus presents school shows for Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A.C.E. Program                    November 18-December 18, 2014

Annual performances of EARTH, WATER and AIR, an interactive program for second graders, uses the three elements for exploring movement clues to imagination. Three DanceCircus dancers talk, demonstrate and teach students the seven basic movements, invite them to solve riddles and perform a dance with the dancers.
November 18: Lake Country and Swallow schools
November 20: St Josaphats School
December 9: Alexander Mitchell and 95th Street Schools
December 16: WCLL and Trowbridge Schools
December 18: Atwater School

SPLASH DANCE Event

Sign-up, bring a friend, share the wave, join the splash for fresh water!
Urban Park — green space opposite Discovery World (rain site) — about 1:45pm and remember it’s over in a flash!

Come join the SPLASH DANCE Sunday October 19, 2014 – 1:45pm

Come join the SPLASH DANCE Sunday October 19, 2014 – 1:45pm

ALERT — FLASH DANCE — ALERT —
Sunday October 19, 2014 — 1:45pm
across from Discovery World

Come on down for the chance
to watch the mob—dance.
It’ll be gone in a flash,
so, come enjoy the splash!

A performance funded by the Wisconsin Arts Board
and The Brookby Foundation,
in conjunction with the Wisconsin Science Festival

Woodlands Elementary School Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s A.C.E. Program with 6th graders October-November, 2014

Artistic Director Betty Salamun annually works with Woodlands middle school students in eco-arts residencies. This year, Woodlands revised the 2006 production History’s Lessons + Today’s Decision = Peaceful Tomorrows. Betty Salamun created a series of dances for 8 youth to sonnets written by their classmates exploring the 7 educational principals of Woodlands curriculum: trustworthiness, caring, respect, citizenship, responsibility, creativity and fairness.

Betty Salamun joins the celebration dancing “To Think of Time” for the publication of Jeff Hinich’s book and dedication of H.D. Thoreau plaque.

Betty Salamun joins the celebration dancing “To Think of Time” for the publication of Jeff Hinich’s book and dedication of H.D. Thoreau plaque.

Saturday Sept 27, 2014 from 2:00-4:00pm
at Colectivo Coffee, 170 S. First Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

An event featuring Jeff Poniewaz, Antler, Harvey Taylor and others celebrating Jeff Hininch’s book Walking with Thoreau. Also the dedication by Colectivo Coffee in sponsoring the placement of a plaque that honors Henry Thoreau and recognizes his influence on M. Gandhi and M.L. King.