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The UW-Madison Dance Department’s annual H'Doubler student concert will be performed April 14 to 16. This year's concert -- titled “things as they are” -- will feature a mix of solo, duet and group works that explore what is real and what is everyday for these student artists. This year’s performances will again be held at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. Showtime on April 14 and 15 is 8 p.m., with the concert starting at 2:30 p.m. on April 16. The Dance Department is housed in the School of Education.
This year marks a decade for the Line Breaks Festival, the largest hip-hop theater festival in the Midwest, which will take place Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13 at the Overture Center for the Arts. Line Breaks is produced annually by UW-Madison’s Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) and is curated by Chris Walker, artistic director of First Wave and an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The 2016 festival’s theme is, “Perform the Word: From Idea to Page to Performance.”
Li Chiao-Ping Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department present “Fluid Measure,” March 3 to 5 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall. Li Chiao-Ping Dance will transport audiences across the landscapes of Asian and Western identities Thursday, March 3 and Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., and March 5 at 2:30 p.m. The concert title comes from Artistic Director Li’s new work, “Fluid Measure,” which examines questions of identity and kinship. The piece draws its depth from an integrated cast of company dancers and community performers.
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker will be directing the 10th annual “Moonshine” -- a campus tradition during Black History month -- on Friday, Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. This event, which is free and open to the public, is a festive performance of African, Caribbean and contemporary dance, hip-hop, spoken word, poetry, drumming, chanting and singing. This year's “Moonshine” will honor UW-Madison Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Darrell Bazzell, a steadfast supporter of students of color on campus who is leaving to take a similar position at the University of Texas at Austin.
Assistant Professor of Dance Andrea Harris will present a talk on March 4, as part of the Humanities Friday Lunches hosted by the Center for Humanities.
The School of Education's outstanding national reputation is due to the dedication of its faculty and staff. To recognize the hard work and talent throughout the SoE community, the External Relations Office is now accepting nominations for the 2016 School of Education Faculty & Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. All nominations are due by Monday, March ​7, at 5 p.m. All award recipients will be honored at a school-wide awards ceremony on April 20, 2016.
UW-Madison’s Rena Kornblum recently returned from her second trip to Beijing, China where she taught a four-day dance course. Kornblum is a senior lecturer with the School of Education's Dance Department and is the Executive Director of the Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy.
With support from the Anonymous Fund, UW-Madison’s Dance Department is hosting former Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company member Heidi Latsky as its 2015-16 Guest Artist in Residence through Feb. 5. Latsky will be joined by her company member, Jillian Hollis, to reset her original choreography “Solo Countersolo” on six student dancers. "Solo Countersolo” will open this year’s annual faculty concert “Rule of Three,” which runs Feb. 3 to 6 and Feb. 11 to 13. Latsky will also teach master classes for the Dance Department over a three-week period, speak about her work at the department’s Friday Forum Series on Jan 29 at 3:30 p.m., and teach a free community class Saturday, Jan. 30, from 10 to 11:40 a.m. in B101 at Lathrop Hall.
The UW-Madison School of Education’s Career Center has moved and is now located in the lower level of the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The Career Center, which was previously located in the lower level of the Educational Sciences building, is dedicated to assisting students and alumni from across the School’s 10 academic departments in developing their career and professional identity. The center will be hosting two upcoming open house events: on Feb. 3 for faculty and staff; and on Feb. 24 for students.
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