Madison, Wis. (Oct. 23, 2021) — We were blown away by Water Street Dance Milwaukee’s transcendental artistic and off-the-chain dance moves this past Saturday, Oct. 23 evening’s performance at Capitol Theater.
“The costumes matched each exotic song perfectly as well as the unique beats of music” said Addalie Viscarra, a freshman at UW-Madison studying fashion design.
Water Street Dance Milwaukee is special to Overture Center because the company was the winner of our 2019 Rising Stars talent search, a statewide program that supports and develops diverse, emerging talent. As part of the winner’s package, Water Street Dance Milwaukee received a $1,000 cash prize, booking opportunities, a digital marketing consultation and the opportunity to perform during Overture’s 2020/21 season, which became the 2021/22 season.
Water Street Dance Milwaukee is a contemporary dance organization, newly established in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The organization provides essential tools optimal for growth, exceptional instructors and high-caliber training. Their mission is to create and educate in collaboration with emerging artists of all mediums in order to share authentic presentations of world class art with diverse audiences.
What separates this dance company from others is their vision and boldness to try and experiment with not only primal desire moves but also incorporate avant-garde tailored produced music and sound for each dance piece. “The dance routines were spectacular due to the level of difficulty but the ease of how a group of dancers can move like one being,” said Annaliese Viscarra, a freshman Nutrition major at UW-Madison.
Water Street Dance Company has been a dominant force in the Milwaukee arts scene and the greater Midwest dance community. While maintaining a home base in the Midwest, the company has expanded its reach nationally to major cities, touring within the past year to San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Columbus and St. Louis. Committed to understanding and exploring all aspects of concert dance, the company places an emphasis on the creative process and priding dynamic and unique contemporary works that are both expressive and entertaining.
This show featured a world premiere by Juilliard Alumni Madison Hicks. Artistic Director Morgan Williams, his critically acclaimed “Imagery Portrayed” along with “Birds of Paradise,” a collaborative work featuring Water Street professional and pre-professional artists.
At some point during the show you feel like you are dreaming, transcending and completely immersed with your 5 senses plus the 6th sense, the one that helps you pierce the veil of your subconscious mind. This performance was part of the 2021 Wisconsin Science Festival, a four-day, statewide celebration of curiosity for people of all ages.