Dance is storytelling in motion. Words become movements set to telling melodies. Expressions of joy, despair are transformed into barrel jumps & arabesques.
On Thursday night, the The Milwaukee Rep‘s Stiemke Studio hosted Wild Space Dance Company presents Reckless Wonders, an appropriately described “evening of daring”. Artistic Director Debra Loewen brought together a wonderfully creative blend featuring former collaborators, company members and storytelling courtesy of Ex Fabula. The program features performers who gracefully transform their bodies into the most intricate of shapes; fluid motions illustrating the story at hand. The music adding another layer of depth and emotion to their bold and captivating performances.
Ex Fabula storyteller Tracy Lehrmann, accompanied by performer Angela Frederick, took to the floor sharing her true personal tale of “And then…”. As she shared her narrative of a small town gal in the late eighties with Wall Street dreams, miniskirts, Funyuns and miscalculated predictions, Angela’s movements brought Tracy’s words to life. The coordination and choreography between both performers is flawless. The up and downs of her story transformed into strong, precise motions that make one feel as if they were experiencing the moments and memories firsthand: dance, words and sounds stimulating various emotions and memories.
After a wonderful evening of dance, music and storytelling, the performers gathered with the audience for a talk back session; answering questions, sharing their views on collaborating and exploring the connections between dance & storytelling. It was a delightful and stimulating evening. For more information regarding upcoming performances, please visit Wild Space Dance Company.
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