Arts & Culture
4:47 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Art Gallery Becomes Dance Space in New Performance

Galleries become dance spaces in "Sight Readings," a new work featuring Wild Space Dance Company.
Credit UWM Peck School of the Arts

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Debra Loewen, director of Wild Space Dance Company.

Living up to its name, Wild Space Dance Company has been making site-specific dances that exist in both our exterior, and interior, wild places for almost three decades.

As Paul Kosidowski writes in the latest issue of Milwaukee Magazine, director Debra Loewen is all about location when it comes to dance. From The Lynden Sculpture Garden to the Pritzlaff building to the Menomonee Valley Three Bridges Park – there doesn’t seem to be a place in the greater Milwaukee area that doesn’t at least pique her interest.

At the end of this month, Loewen will showcase new work in UWM’s Institute of Visual Art at Kenilworth Square. "Sight Readings" is being created in conjunction with UWM’s visual arts and dance departments and will occur in the galleries. The program is described as such:

Gallery rooms and passages become intimate venues for dance and film in Sight Readings, Wild Space’s site-specific performance at INOVA.  Audiences can choose different paths to experience the interplay among dancers, architecture and moving image projections, reflecting how viewers interact with art in museum spaces.  The recurring vignettes feature work by internationally known artist Tom Bamberger and filmmaker Jake Fuller.  Sight Readings is presented in partnership with the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Dance.

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