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Virtual Master Class - Commanding The Stage
Virtual Master Class - Commanding The Stage

Sat, Sep 26


Via Zoom

Virtual Master Class - Commanding The Stage

Movement for musicians and your body is an instrument! Explore different movement qualities inspired by Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) eight efforts of action drive. Float, slash, glide, dab, wring, punch, flick and press are the efforts that will inspire us to move in new ways and make use of our bodies

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM CDT

Via Zoom

About the Event

This extraordinary session, for aspiring instrumentalists and vocalists, will heighten stage performance and engage audiences!

Dani will guide your exploration in movement qualities inspired by Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) an Austro-Hungarian dance artist, theorist and founding father of the expressionist dance. During action, Laban labeled the eight efforts of weight, time, and space: Float, Slash, Glide, Dab, Wring, Punch, Flick and Press. Leave inspired and confident in your movement and feel ready to take command of your stage!

Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom class and instructions for joining the class. You will also receive an email reminder one hour before the event. Please reach out to with any questions.

Dani Kuepper was a featured singer/dancer with Kids From Wisconsin from 1988 to 1990.  She is currently the Artistic Director of Danceworks Inc. Dani began her journey with Danceworks as a company member of the resident contemporary dance company, Danceworks Performance MKE in 1998. As a Danceworker, she has enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate extensively in the Milwaukee community with independent artists of all genres and established arts organizations including Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Present Music, Florentine Opera, Chant Claire Chamber Choir, First Stage Children’s Theatre and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Dani received both her BFA and MFA from UW-Milwaukee, where she has been a faculty member of the Dance Department since 1999. As an undergraduate at UWM, Dani performed the solo, Mrs. Schultz, at the national American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. She was honored in 2009 as a “Forty under 40” recipient by the Business Journal of Milwaukee, received the UWM Alumni Association Teaching Excellence Award for non-tenure track instructors in 2010 and received the 2018 Choreography/Performance Award from the Wisconsin Dance Council.

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