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Dance News

Tue
Apr
28
Members of the public are invited to watch and participate with over 30 of Madison's creative and cultural groups in “STRUT!,” a community arts procession showcasing stilt walking, dance, music, design, puppetry and more. The UW-Madison Arts Institute, the School of Human Ecology and the Madison Children's Museum invite the public to view and participate in “STRUT!,” on Saturday, May 2, around the Capitol Square.
Tue
Apr
21
On Saturday, May 2, the third annual, “Performing Ourselves Showcase: I Dance Because … ” will feature performances by approximately 50 girls from six community centers across Madison. Performing Ourselves provides a series of experiential movement and performance classes to nearly 100 underserved local girls in six Madison locations. The program, which has been growing and is now in its fourth year of funding, is co-directed by UW-Madison Dance Department Associate Professor Kate Corby and Associate Lecturer Mariah LeFeber.
Fri
Apr
17
Li Chiao-Ping was recently selected as a Vilas Research Professor, which is among the highest honors bestowed by UW-Madison. She is the first artist to receive this honor. Li is a professor with UW-Madison’s Dance Department and is a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. Li’s new appointment begins July 1, with the Vilas Research Professorship providing a $50,000 annual research account to be used for research expenses.
Fri
Apr
17
This year's annual H'Doubler student dance concert “SHIFT,” will be performed April 23 to 25 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. The UW-Madison Dance Department concert will feature the contemporary works of eight student choreographers, including: Grace Deane, Joyce Gaffney, Rebecca Johnson, Taylor Kiesow, Tiffany Merritt-Brown, Conley Pitzl, Sarah Schwab and Shauna Shrewsbury.
Wed
Apr
15
The School of Education’s Karen McShane-Hellenbrand and Aaron Bird Bear are two of nine outstanding members of UW-Madison’s academic staff who were recently honored for achievements in leadership, public service, research, teaching and overall excellence. Chancellor Rebecca Blank honored the recipients in a ceremony at the Fluno Center April 7.
Sat
Apr
11
UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy recently presented work at the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance (RAD) Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Choy, who is an assistant professor with the Dance Department, gave a master class in contemporary technique centered around dancing with focus, intention and renewable power -- including an introduction to contemporary Asian-based movement grounded in qi (breathing) energy. Choy also participated on a Dance Talk Panel, where the creative process, arts funding, and audience development were discussed.
Tue
Apr
07
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker was recently interviewed by the Voices of NY for a report about the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica's return to the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The Voices of NY article notes: “Beyond providing entertainment, the aim of NDTC is ‘to encourage the Jamaican public to better appreciate the art of dance, and to research and utilize indigenous dance-forms and movement pattern from Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.’ ” Walker is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Thu
Apr
02
UW-Madison’s Kate Corby was awarded funding through the Vilas Associates Competition and will use those dollars to research the history, practice and performance of the cham — the ancient meditation dances of Vajrayana Buddhism — which are an integral part of cultural life in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The cham date back to the 8th century and are performed almost entirely by monks.
Tue
Mar
31
A paper by UW-Madison’s Andrea Harris was recently published in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre. The paper is titled, “Sur la Pointe on the Prairie: Giuseppina Morlacchi and the Urban Problem in the Frontier Melodrama.” Harris is an assistant professor with the Dance Department who is a dance historian and Certified Movement Analyst.
Thu
Mar
26
Joseph Koykkar’s “Streets and Bridges” is one of six compositions on, “Wisconsin Soundscapes,” which was released earlier this month by Ravello Records. The work was commissioned by pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi, with funding from the Wisconsin Arts Board.
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