From Performing Arts Series

Interacting Instead of Distracting


Interacting Instead of Distracting

Saturday’s performance ARENA Dances: The Main Street Project gave patrons a message to ponder regarding how we interact to others in our immediate space with distractions of social media every where. Through abstract, modern dance, the director encouraged us to form our own observation of his message. Discussion after the performance during the after show “talk back” with the dancers and director, Mathew Janczewski, focused on how the show made us think about our relationships among distractions of texting, facebook, instagram, and a slew of other digital communications. We are encouraged to be aware of the space we are inhabiting and focus on engaging with the people right in front of us.  How do you feel about where we’re headed in communicating with each other?

Bridging the Intergenerational Gap

Are kids becoming incapable of face-to-face interaction? Or, are adults just out of touch with how to engage the interest of kids? South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) is hosting a three-day workshop between a dozen South Milwaukee High School students, a dozen South Milwaukee senior citizens, and seven young adults from ARENA Dances: The Main Street Project. This residency is designed to engage the different generations for dialogue, storytelling, and movement.  View Photos Read more

Living Jazz Legends to Perform Saturday, September 20 at 7:30

Davell Crawford & His New Orleans Jazz Men are on their way to South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center to kick off the first show in our 10th Anniversary Season on Saturday, September 20. Band members include Jerome Jennings (drums), Kid Chocolate (trumpet), Gregory Agid Music (clarinet & sax), Nikolass Snyder (banjo) and Grayson Hackelman (double bass).

“Playing our music, and learning from our forefathers of New Orleans music, my generation understands just how important it is in our song, dance and culture to celebrate life.” Davell Crawford

We’ll start celebrating at 6:30 p.m. with complimentary coffee, soft drinks, beignets and music from Tom Sorce. Davell & His New Orleans Creole Jazz Men starts at 7:30. Get Tickets!