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Dance News

Sat
May
16
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2015 cohort of graduates by hosting a pair of celebratory events at the Gordon Dining and Events center on campus. On Friday, May 16, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA graduates with a special Hooding Ceremony and Reception. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 16, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Commencement Breakfast Celebration.
Mon
May
11
Both candidates will give public presentations in the Education Building's Wisconsin Idea Room. Farrar Edwards will present on Monday, May 18, and Hess on Wednesday, May 20. Both events are scheduled for 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Employees may attend the talks in pay status, with supervisor permission, if the presentations fall during normal work hours. During these presentations, the finalists have been invited to lay out their vision for the role.
Wed
May
06
UW-Madison’s Claude Heintz was recently interviewed on “The Cue,” where he discussed his software, lighting design for dance, and 3D visualization for lighting. Heintz is a faculty associate and the resident lighting designer for UW-Madison’s Dance Department. "The Cue" is a podcast on lighting and theatrical design created by lighting designers Andy Dolph, Joshua Langman, Dave Mickey and Mark Neisser.
Tue
Apr
28
The sterling national reputation of UW-Madison’s School of Education is due, in large part, to the talent and dedication its faculty, staff and students. Each year, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding contributors with School of Education Faculty & Staff Achievement Awards. And on Tuesday night, the most recent class of award winners was honored during a reception and ceremony in the Wisconsin Idea room of the Education Building.
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.
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