Photo by Jessica Kaminski
Sure, the classics are The Classics. But for many dance aficionados, the Milwaukee Ballet’s Winter Series program is the dance event of the year. It’s a chance to sample some of the best and brightest dancemakers from around the world, who inevitably stretch and twist the MB’s superb company into moves and shapes we don’t get to see in the season’s traditional story ballets. This year features a particularly potent lineup of choreographers. Gabrielle Lamb (winner of last year’s Genesis Choreographic Competition) returns with a new commissioned work, which will undoubtedly display the inventiveness and sense of detail and invention we saw in last year’s “Manifold.” Also, resident choreographer Timothy O’Donnell unveils a world premiere, and internationally acclaimed choreographer Luca Veggetti offers a work inspired by the abstract canvases of Wassily Kandinsky.
Winter Series (Feb. 13-16). Pabst Theater. 144 E. Wells St., 414-902-2103, milwaukeeballet.org.