Each year, one of the area’s most innovative dance programs takes place during the dog days of summer. But don’t let the August swelter keep you from Danceworks’ Art to Art. The idea is simple: to bring choreographers and dancers together with artists of other genres – poets, filmmakers, composers, actors, playwrights – and let them create a short performance from scratch. Other artists are enlisted as observers of the artistic process, helping with ideas along the way. As the program’s reputation has grown, more of Milwaukee’s best have joined, so expect even better performances than last year’s excellent program.
Art to Art (Aug. 2-4). Danceworks Studio Theatre. 1661 N. Water St., 414-277-8480, danceworksmke.org.