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Dance News

Tue
Mar
19
The work of UW-Madison alumna Maxine Sheets-Johnstone has appeared in various publications over the last four months. Sheets-Johnstone earned her master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Dance in 1952, and received her Ph.D. in dance in 1963.
Thu
Mar
14
UW-Madison professor Jin-Wen Yu is receiving the Hilldale Award in the Arts and Humanities for the 2018-19 academic year. Given annually on the UW-Madison campus since 1986-87, the Hilldale Awards recognize distinguished contributions to teaching, research, and service. One faculty member is honored in each division. Yu, who is a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department, will be honored at a ceremony on May 6.
Mon
Mar
11
The School of Education’s Dance Department will be hosting the Regional High School Dance Festival from March 15 to 19, bringing more than 400 students, teachers, and recruiters to campus.
Wed
Mar
06
UW-Madison students Bailey Seymour and Julianna Hom have been invited to represent the School of Education’s Dance Department, performing their work in the Dance Education Center’s company performance in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on March 9.
Thu
Feb
28
Rashaad Newsome, UW-Madison’s Spring 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, was recently interviewed by The Capital Times about his career and spring course. Newsome is being hosted by the School of Education’s Art Department and presented by UW-Madison’s Division of the Arts.
Tue
Feb
19
A dance film from UW-Madison’s Liz Sexe, “Traces of Memory,” has been selected for screening at both the Wisconsin Film Festival and RAD-Fest Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival. The work was a collaboration between Sexe, Jake Neuman, and Timothy Russell. Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Wed
Feb
13
Associate Professor of Dance, Artistic Director of First Wave, and Artistic Director of NuMoRune Collaborative Chris Walker will direct the annual "Moonshine" events this February as a part of Black History Month. The event celebrates African and Caribbean dance, as well as hip-hop, poetry, singing, chanting, and more.
Tue
Feb
12
A recent book from UW-Madison’s Andrea Harris, "Making Ballet American: Modernism Before and Beyond Balanchine,” has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018. Her book challenges the belief that George Balanchine's arrival in the U.S. marked the origin of the bold neoclassical style that is celebrated as the first American manifestation of the art form. Harris is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Fri
Feb
01
UW-Madison’s Dance Department, housed in the School of Education, presents its annual faculty concert, “The Winter Rise,” Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “The Winter Rise” will feature the work of guest artist Dyane Harvey-Salaam from Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Contemporary dance works from UW-Madison faculty artists Li Chiao-Ping, Liz Sexe, Collette Stewart, and Chris Walker will also be presented.
Thu
Jan
10
Two local media outlets gave glowing reviews to dance performances created by UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping and her Li Chiao-Ping Dance team. In these reviews, Li was named a "Madison treasure" (Isthmus) whose "earnest performance" (Badger Herald) was a "thought-provoking experience" (Badger Herald) which gave "goosebumps and a sense of total satisfaction" (Isthmus) to the audience. Li is a Vilas Professor at UW-Madison and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
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