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Dance News

Fri
Jan
15
Over two weekends in February, the UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual faculty concert, “Rule of Three.” Performances run Feb. 4 to 6 and Feb. 11 to 13 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave. Tickets for “Rule of Three” are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.uniontheater.wisc.edu, by phone 608-265-2787, or in person at the Campus Arts Box Office, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
Thu
Jan
14
UW-Madison alumna Megan “M.K.” Wiseman recently released her first novel, “The Bookminder.” Wiseman earned her undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Dance Department in 2005, majoring in a program that was called Integrated Arts and Technologies. “The Bookminder,” says Wiseman, is a young-adult historical fantasy that was conceived during her days at UW-Madison. During her undergraduate years, Wiseman says she worked in the Preservation Department of Memorial Library, and later went on to pursue and earn a master’s in Library Sciences.
Mon
Dec
28
UW-Madison alumna Sharon Gersten Luckman is partnering with the Joyce Theatre to provide “practical and customized consulting services for New York City-based dance companies” who perform at The Joyce, BroadwayWorld.com reported on Dec. 15. Luckman earned her undergraduate degree in Dance from the School of Education in 1967. She received a 2010 Alumni Award from the School of Education for her outstanding work in arts administration.
Sun
Dec
20
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2015 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends.
Mon
Dec
14
UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping was recently profiled by the Wisconsin State Journal in an article headlined, “Li Chiao-Ping looks back at 20 years in Madison.” Li, who was recently named a Vilas Research Professor, is a faculty member with UW-Madison’s Dance Department and is a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. She formed Li Chiao-Ping Dance in 1990, which is one of the resident organizations at the Overture Center for the Arts.
Fri
Nov
27
UW-Madison’s Joseph Koykkar presented at the SoundStudies@UW Workshop on Friday, Nov. 6 alongside three other university researchers on sound design and music for media.
Wed
Nov
25
UW-Madison’s Dance Department will present the annual Kloepper Concert in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio on Dec. 5 and 6.
Tue
Nov
24
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 26. Walker, an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department, will perform his mythical, subversive "mas" character as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s Project Indigo, featuring the Brooklyn Jumbies and Jarana Beat.
Mon
Nov
23
UW-Madison School of Education alumna Leah Hellenbrand returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she was an invited guest at the White House Complex in the West Wing. Hellenbrand was part of a delegation from Janesville's Kennedy Elementary School, where she teaches third and fourth grade. Kennedy Elementary was one of only eight schools across the nation that earned the $10,000 innOVATION STEAM Grant Award.
Thu
Nov
19
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker recently spoke with the Isthmus and The Capital Times about his upcoming production titled, "FACING HOME: Love & Redemption." Walker, alongside Toronto-based choreographer Kevin Ormsby, is set to tour “FACING HOME: Love & Redemption,” a contemporary dance concert that investigates the global impact of Bob Marley’s music — its expression of humanity’s struggle and inspiration toward love, redemption and hope — and the active, deep-rooted homophobia in Jamaican/West Indian Culture.
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