731 E Center St. Milwaukee, WI 53212

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Angela Morgan Photography

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Angela Morgan Photography


Every Saturday 1p-4p

Rediscover our dance community and your creativity through play and improvisation at the gorgeous new 53212 Presents studio. Each week choreographer hosts will provide music and video inspiration so you can get into the groove and engage with others in free flowing movement, light contact or socializing. $5 cash/card/Venmo


Mondays Starting November 11th at 7p

Pay What You Can

DhammaMKE is a breath-based meditation circle established to cultivate awareness in ourselves, our community and beyond. Sessions typically consist of two twenty minute sitting sessions, a short walking meditation and a brief reading for contemplation/inspiration. All are welcome. Please bring your own cushion and/or blanket. Chairs will be available for those with requisite.


Please direct questions/concerns to dhammaMKE@gmail.com.

The Dance Spot: Steps & Styles

Sundays Starting December 1st

$20 individual/$30 couple - all skills are welcome!

Hour long classes will cover many styles of Ballroom, Latin, and Social dances for persons of any skill level, with or without a partner. We will provide a moving, charming, and magnetizing social atmosphere while you develop your finesse, confidence, and comfort with dance.

  • Ballroom 3-4p

        (Waltz/Tango/Foxtrot/Viennese Waltz)

  • Latin 4:30-5:30p

        (Rumba/Cha cha/Bolero/Samba)

  • Social Dances 6-7p


Physical Practice

Tuesdays Starting January 7th 12-1:30p

(for professional movers/makers)

$10 per class 


Come on out to Mauriah Donegan Kraker's dance class! She considers class a moment to gather/sweat/daydream/improvise/jump around/observe + notate. Work with your senses. Disorient yourself and locate each other in space. Access your own movement training techniques we’ve brought into the room, utilizing them in extended improvisations, partnering, somatic investigation, and great big movement combos. 

Introduction to Figure Drawing

3 sessions: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 (6p-8:30p)

$15 per class 

A demonstration by Nita Moore (nitamoore.com) for the first half-hour of each class. The remaining 2 hours will be divided into 20-minute poses. Participants can work independently, and Nita will be available to give critiques to anyone who wants one.

Fieldwork Showcase

December 13th 7p - 8p

$5-15 sliding scale - tickets at door only

The show features new poetry, performance art, dance, film, song and theater with a casual reception to follow.

Fieldwork is a multi-disciplinary workshop for the development of new creative works. Participating artists show work and give/receive non-directorial feedback in order to refine their work, develop their ability to give critical commentary, and build a community of artistic peers. The primary goal of Fieldwork is to provide structure and support for an artist's process. The Field Milwaukee is a Network site of The Field NY.

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        Alabama Story

                (October 17th-19th 2019)

Presented by Seat of Our Pants Readers Theatre Troupe 

Set in Montgomery, Alabama in 1959, Alabama Story mixes real and fictional people to tell a fact-inspired fable about tests of character in

a time of social turbulence. Censorship, civil rights, children’s literature

and the freedom to read are elements in this highly theatrical tale set in “the Deep South of the imagination.” A bullying but complex segregationist senator wants a controversial children’s book taken off the library shelves, but a fearless librarian — no less complicated — refuses, putting both

of their worlds at risk.

I'm A Father Under Construction
(June 13th-29th 2019)

"I'm a Father Under Construction" explored the complex issue from a perspective within the LGBTQ+ community, featuring live music, dance, theatre, visual art and more... Even in their absence, we all feel the impact of our fathers. Sometimes, we have to search outside of our own family to find the mentorship and guidance we need from a father-figure. Separation, trauma, the passage into adulthood, and especially parenting, can make us reflect on the expectations we have of the person we call father.

You can see a list of artists involved

in this production here



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