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Michael Pink

Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know: Dorian Gray at Milwaukee Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 02.16.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

"All art is quite useless," Oscar Wilde proclaimed impudently in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde's assertion might well be leveled against the procession of new and refurbished dramatic ballets produced in recent decades.

Milwaukee Ballet and the Modern Quest for Beauty

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Artistic director Michael Pink has built an ensemble that deliberately eschews the cookie-cutter look of traditional ballet companies; these are dancers of striking individuality, many of whom have risen through the ranks of Milwaukee Ballet's second company.

Milwaukee Ballet's Sexy, Thrilling Romeo and Juliet

Carla Escoda | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Millennial audiences would rather watch it in 90-second bursts in television competitions. If Pink's Romeo and Juliet, doesn't contain enough thrills to attract the Millenials, then nothing will.