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Dance News

Tue
Mar
21
More than 500 high school students, teachers and recruiters from across the United States and beyond will be on the UW-Madison campus March 23-26 for the Regional High School Dance Festival. The event, being hosted for the first time by the School of Education’s Dance Department, will feature five concerts that are free and open to the public at the Wisconsin Union Theater’s premier venue, Shannon Hall. This four-day festival, which is offered under the umbrella of the National High School Dance Festival (NHSDF) organization, is packed with performances, workshops and lectures from faculty, students and professional artists. There also will be master classes in contemporary technique, ballet, social and popular dance forms, somatic practice and more.
Fri
Mar
17
UW-Madison’s Summer Term is a great opportunity to get ahead in one’s studies or stay on track for graduation -– while still leaving time to savor the best of summer. The School of Education is a campus leader in offering Summer Term classes, and in 2017 is making available more than 125 unique courses, including many that are online. Visit the School of Education’s Summer Term website -- summer.education.wisc.edu -- and check out the range of courses available that speak directly to students’ interests and satisfy their academic needs.
Tue
Mar
14
U.S. News and World Report released its annual rankings of the top graduate schools on Tuesday, March 14, and UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs once again were recognized as being among the very best in the nation. The UW-Madison School of Education is tied for No. 3 in U.S. News’ 2018 Best Education Graduate Schools ratings. This makes UW-Madison’s School of Education the top-ranked public school of education in the nation for a fourth straight time, a distinction it is sharing this year with the University of California-Los Angeles.
Mon
Mar
13
UW-Madison’s Marlene Skog will present her new work "Internal Divide" for the Madison Ballet March 31 and April 1 at the Bartell Theater Madison in their spring concert "Primavera." Skog is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. This new solo, with original music composed by Tim Russell, will be performed on pointe by ballet artist Shannon Quirk.
Tue
Mar
07
UW-Madison’s Natalia Zervou will present a performance titled, “What’s Left – Stories of Movement and Migration,” with Priya Srinivasan and Hannah Schwadron at the Stanford Colloquium on Dance Studies Friday, March 10. Zervou is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. “What’s Left” is an international, multimedia collaboration on Skype, phone and FaceTime zoom to explore the issues around migration, involuntary movement, and what gets left behind in the process.
Tue
Feb
21
Li Chiao-Ping's contemporary dance company has an upcoming show at the Overture Center for the Arts in a collaboration with Douglas Rosenberg's visual art. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg is chair of the School of Education's Art Department. Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) will present "Landed" at the Overture Center, Promenade Hall, from March 9 to 11. The concert features Li's choreography and visual art from Rosenberg, as well as spoken text, to explore the immigrant experience from the late 1800's to the present day.
Sun
Feb
19
UW-Madison Dance Department Lecturer Liz Sexe will be performing in Maria Gillespie and Tim Russell's twelfth installment of Hyperlocal MKE on Feb. 26. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee. Maria Gillespie, artistic director of Oni Dance and Assistant Professor of Dance at UW-Milwaukee, and Tim Russell, composer and Music Director of the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department, formed Hyperlocal in 2014 to bring together local composers and choreographers creating improvised performances throughout Milwaukee.
Fri
Feb
10
Professor Jin-Wen Yu’s “Re-Place,” performed during the Madison Ballet's midwinter concert, "BARE," was said to be "by far the best of the three pieces he’s set on Madison Ballet over the last few years," according to Susan Kepecs in Cultural Oyster. Yu is chair of the Dance Department within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison's Peggy Choy presented "FLIGHT" Jan. 27 to ​28 at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. Through her new work "FLIGHT," Peggy Choy Dance brought a fresh fusion of Asian martial arts, dance and urban vernacular forms, paying homage to the continuing relevance of Attar’s 12th-century Persian poem, “Conference of the Birds.”
Thu
Feb
02
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge. This competition awards money to students from any discipline to fund their entrepreneurial idea, such as an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. Top prize is $2,000 and three $500 second prizes are available to the top four final proposals.
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