5 minute highlights of both works
“Indeed, the gothic tower and the postmodern Cudahy Gardens fronting the Calatrava addition of Milwaukee Art Museum surely were indelibly transfigured for audiences and passersby as choreographer Koplowitz and his Milwaukee collaborators staged bold audiovisual spectacles at these current and future landmarks, offering them to the senses in unexpected ways.”
- John Schneider, Shepherd Express
"‘Summerdances’ presents world premieres at two iconic locations"
"Stephan Koplowitz: Water Sight, Milwaukee/A Delectable Evening of Imperfection'"
"Dancing outdoors with Stephan Koplowitz"
STEPHAN KOPLOWITZ: WATER SIGHT, MILWAUKEE
As part of Summer Dances, commissioned by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Department of Dance and the Peck School of the Arts.
Part of the Peck School of the Arts 150th anniversary
“Summerdances, Stephan Koplowitz: Water Sight, Milwaukee” is the world premiere of two large- scale performance works inspired by two of the city’s
iconic locations.The works, created by internationally known, award-winning director/choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, take place June 13-15 at the Cudahy Gardens of the Milwaukee Art Museum andthe historic North Point Park and Water Tower. Koplowitz drew inspiration from the architecture and ecology of water found at those two sites.
The sites at North Point Park and Water Tower and the Milwaukee Art Museum were chosen because of their connection to water. “They inspired me to make this work and are interesting icons, with one speaking to the past and the other to the future – each connected to water in its own way.” What will the audience see at “Water Sight, Milwaukee”? “These public sites will be animated in a way that they’ve never seen before,” says Koplowitz. “Hopefully, the experience will create a different way of viewing these sites in the future and refresh their experience with a location that they take for granted.”
THE CURRENT PAST
A site-specific performance for the North Point Water Tower
4:30 min. highlights
LINES, TIDES, SHORES...
A site-specific performance in three sections for the Cudahy Gardens, Milwaukee Art Museum