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Dance News

Wed
Dec
20
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute recently announced the winners of it’s 2018 Awards in the Creative Arts, and three people with ties to the School of Education are being honored. Andrea Harris, an associate professor with the Dance Department, is receiving an Emily Mead Baldwin Award, while J Myszka Lewis, a curator with the Art Department’s Tandem Press, is receiving the Edna Wiechers Arts in Wisconsin Award. In addition, master of fine arts candidates and collaborators Maria Wood of the Design Studies Department and Leigh Garcia of the School of Education’s Art Department are receiving a Sinaiko Frank Graduate Fellowship for a Woman in the Arts.
Mon
Dec
18
Two of UW–Madison’s top fundraising priorities received a significant boost on Monday, Dec. 18 as donors John and Tashia Morgridge announced a new $20 million gift to the university’s All Ways Forward campaign to support faculty excellence and student scholarships. "We believe these two priorities align well with our beliefs in what helps make UW-Madison a special place," said Tashia Morgridge, a 1955 graduate of the School of Education who currently serves on the School’s Board of Visitors. "John and I feel strongly that now, more than ever, our faculty and our students need private support to help them reach their goals."
Sun
Dec
17
UW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 17, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Prior to heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2017 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. Make sure and check out photo galleries of the big day that are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Thu
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, the School of Education’s alumni magazine, is now posted online. In the Fall 2017 issue we hope to pique your curiosity and deepen your appreciation of the School by spotlighting a sampling of the many ways in which faculty, staff and students are developing creative programs, conducting leading-edge research and advancing innovative tools — all of which can help us better address the many challenges of the modern world.
Wed
Dec
06
Li Chiao-Ping Dance performed "Landed," a full length, evening concert​ exploring the immigration climate in the U.S., on Dec. 2 at Iowa State University in Ames. "Landed" is a MAP Fund-supported collaboration between choreographer Li Chiao-Ping and visual artist Douglas Rosenberg that brings spoken text together with Rosenberg's acclaimed, poignant visual designs and Li's signature, inventive movement to engage stories of immigration from past to present. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg chairs the School's Art Department.
Tue
Nov
28
A new campus forum designed to bring together UW-Madison researchers from a range of arts fields is kicking off Dec. 7. Arts Agôn: A Forum Where Arts Researchers Connect, runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room. It will put a spotlight on how faculty and students are participating in arts research, which is a key to the creation of new knowledge, whether it takes the form of arts practice as a method of inquiry, historical research through curation, arts in science or medical research, arts educational research, or arts impact studies.
Mon
Nov
27
The Isthmus newspaper recently reviewed “Page 20,” a a contemporary, cross-cultural, multi-media dance concert from Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department. “Page 20” featured the award-winning choreography of Yu, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor who is celebrating 20 years with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Mon
Nov
20
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, Dec. 2-3. The concert takes place in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Ten student choreographers -- Nolan Elsbecker, Amanda Graziano, Julianna Hom, Kimi McKissic, Jessica Robling, Megan Schimke, Bailey Seymour, Jenny Smith, Alice Svetic and Kaitlin Verchimak -- will present a mix of solo and ensemble works Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., followed by a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 pm.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar’s music was featured in a recent ballet performance in New York and was also performed during a music festival in West Virginia. Koykkar is a professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Selection's of Koykkar's music was used as the soundtrack for New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich's new ballet "Martha (The Searchers)," which took place Oct. 27-29 at the James Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Two of Koykkar’s solo works for piano were performed during the West Fork New Music Festival in September at Fairmount University in Fairmount, West Virginia.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker received the 2017 Black Excellence Award in Choreography for his work, “Manifest,” from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Walker is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Walker’s ”Manifest" is a conversation between contemporary expressions and traditional practices of African movement, practices that inform the physical relationship to space and time in the present and the imagined future.
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