NO STUDIOS, a new hub for the creative arts in downtown Milwaukee has announced a packed lineup of grand opening events, taking place Oct. 12–14 at No Studios and throughout the city. St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care-Bucyrus Campus will host one of the free community events on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13.
Founded by Oscar-winning filmmaker and Milwaukee native John Ridley (“12 Years a Slave” and “American Crime”) and business partner Chris Abele, NO STUDIOS promotes culture, community and connectedness. The opening events give Milwaukeeans the chance to learn more about this new organization and how to get involved.
The public pop-up performance, 1-3 p.m. at the Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave., highlights NO STUDIO’s efforts to provide access to the arts throughout all Milwaukee communities. Performers include Milwaukee Ballet II (MBII), 20 dancers from around the U.S. and the world who are training with Milwaukee Ballet to bridge the gap between student and professional dance careers. Established in 1978, MBII reflects the artistic vision of Milwaukee Ballet.
Also featured will be Panadanza Dance Company, an all-women dance ensemble that uses live music, singing, acting and colorful folkloric costumes to bring alive the identities of the Caribbean, Central and South America. Rounding out the program is Signature Dance Company, a performance dance company for women and girls ages 3 years old through adult.
To see other events taking place during the grand opening weekend, visit nostudios.com/event.