Videos by Kyle Kadow, Luminous photo by Paul Mitchell

Site-Specific Works

A striking perspective on movement in space, Wild Space’s acclaimed site-specific events transform Milwaukee landmarks into “…imagination-stirring, site-specific modern dance performances…”(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). Wild Space has presented 30 site-specific events at 22 sites in Milwaukee over 31 seasons, from the Lynden Sculpture Garden to the industrial heart of the Menomonee Valley, from the Milwaukee Art Museum to the haunting beauty of Turner Ballroom.


September 2017

Audiences discovered the grit and character of Milwaukee in the living dioramas of Artifacts, Wild Space Dance Company’s site-specific performance at the Goat Palace in Riverwest. From an abandoned car to the loading dock, from warehouse bays beneath cathedral ceilings to a sparking fire pit, site-based dance and theater vignettes unfolded inside and outside the former warehouse. Nigerian dwarf goats Apple, Serenity and Pearl from Oak Hollow Acres put the goats into the Goat Palace. Music directed by
C. Olivia Valenza.

"...a fascinating evening of dance and sound.”
- Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Into the Garden

September 2016

Audiences followed Wild Space Into the Garden to encounter nature, dance, art, music and a touch of fire. Dancers led audiences from the Villa courtyard to the Renaissance Garden, with Roy Staab’s Shadow Dance as a centerpiece. Against the dramatic backdrop of Lake Michigan at dusk, intimate dance sketches, tableaus and musical interludes unfolded in and around Shadow Dance, the Scaletta d’Aqua, the terrace and garden arbors for an unforgettable experience. Music directed by Nick Zoulek.

"a performance of such magnitude and complexity...the once-in-a-lifetime fact of the event is overwhelming."
- John Schneider, Shepherd Express


October 2015

Wild Space took audiences inside the new Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Annex for Luminous, where uncontrollable nature, creative daring and the physical poetry of dance came together. In collaboration with Duo d’Entre-Deux saxophonists Tommy Davis and Nick Zoulek, Wild Space dancers moved among the growing shadows and shifting reflections beneath the greenhouse glass vault.

“…Loewen’s eye for unlikely, unforgettable performance spaces combined with the serendipity of a downpour…to create a…striking luminous show."
- Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel