‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ is a Fabulous Protest by Women of Stature

Years ago, when the internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, scholar and teacher Simone Ferro agreed to chair UW-Milwaukee’s dance program, she would sometimes lie on the studio floor after the students had gone to feel the energy of the youngsters whose hope for lives in art gave meaning to her new desk job. Last weekend, Ferro herself danced again, filling the studio theater with mature artistry in an unforgettable, quite probably historic concert of solos by six women in their fifth and sixth decades of life.

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