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Dance News

Sun
Feb
19
UW-Madison Dance Department Lecturer Liz Sexe will be performing in Maria Gillespie and Tim Russell's twelfth installment of Hyperlocal MKE on Feb. 26. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Avenue, Milwaukee. Maria Gillespie, artistic director of Oni Dance and Assistant Professor of Dance at UW-Milwaukee, and Tim Russell, composer and Music Director of the UW-Milwaukee Dance Department, formed Hyperlocal in 2014 to bring together local composers and choreographers creating improvised performances throughout Milwaukee.
Fri
Feb
10
Professor Jin-Wen Yu’s “Re-Place,” performed during the Madison Ballet's midwinter concert, "BARE," was said to be "by far the best of the three pieces he’s set on Madison Ballet over the last few years," according to Susan Kepecs in Cultural Oyster. Yu is chair of the Dance Department within UW-Madison's School of Education.
Wed
Feb
08
UW-Madison's Peggy Choy presented "FLIGHT" Jan. 27 to ​28 at Kumble Theater in Brooklyn, New York. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. Through her new work "FLIGHT," Peggy Choy Dance brought a fresh fusion of Asian martial arts, dance and urban vernacular forms, paying homage to the continuing relevance of Attar’s 12th-century Persian poem, “Conference of the Birds.”
Thu
Feb
02
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2017 New Arts Venture Challenge. This competition awards money to students from any discipline to fund their entrepreneurial idea, such as an arts event, exhibition, series, commercial venture or other artistic project. Top prize is $2,000 and three $500 second prizes are available to the top four final proposals.
Tue
Jan
24
Internationally acclaimed guest artist Rosalind Newman is in residence with the School of Education’s Dance Department Jan. 17 through Feb. 4. She is working with 12 student dancers on a project that will be presented in the annual faculty concert "Neither East Nor West" in February.
Fri
Jan
20
UW-Madison recently announced 16 proposals from across campus that will be receiving funding through the university’s EI Small Grant Program. And among those receiving support are the School of Education's Adam Nelson and Natalie Zervou. Nelson, who chairs the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Zervou, a lecturer with the Dance Department, both plan to use the EI Small Grant funding to create new online classes.
Thu
Jan
19
The UW-Madison Dance Department kicks off the second half of its 90th anniversary year with its annual faculty concert, “Neither East Nor West.” The concert runs Feb. 2-4 and 9-11 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “Neither East Nor West” features the original choreography of New York guest artist and UW-Madison alumna Rosalind Newman, and six contemporary dance works by UW-Madison artists Kate Corby, Li Chiao-Ping, Liz Sexe, Marlene Skog, Chris Walker, and Jin-Wen Yu.
Wed
Jan
18
UW-Madison alumna Karen Searles was recently named the Dance Educator of the Year by the Texas Dance Educator’s Association (TDEA). Searles received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a BS in Dance Education from the School of Education’s Dance Department in 2004. Today, Searles leads the dance program at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas.
Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Fri
Dec
16
UW-Madison's Lyndsay Lewis was awarded the Lyman S.V. Judson & Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts. This award, which was established in 1997, is presented every other year to an undergraduate and graduate student in the creative arts "who has made the greatest contribution to the field(s) of study covered." It carries a grant in the amount of $1,500. Lewis, who is originally from Muskego, Wis., is a fifth-year senior pursuing a double major in dance and psychology.
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