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Dance News

Wed
Jul
06
John Baldacchino has been selected as director of the Arts Institute at UW-Madison. He comes to Madison from the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he held a professorial chair of arts education at the School of Education & Social Work. The Arts Institute, described as the voice of the arts at the university, supports and promotes a variety of programs and initiatives, both its own and those of partners. Working with numerous faculty and staff in a wide range of departments and fields, the institute generates conditions for bold thinking and groundbreaking creative work.
Fri
Jul
01
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Summer 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni, and features a cover story about the Morgridge Center for Public Service, which is celebrating 20 years of bridging campus and community.
Thu
Jun
23
Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) will produce its 13th Summer Dance Camp and Intensive Final Showcase on Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m. UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping is a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and is the choreographer/director of the dance company. This annual show will take place at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in UW-Madison’s Lathrop Hall (1050 University Ave). One UW-Madison and LCPD alumna who is returning to perform at this event is Nicole Roerick.
Fri
Jun
03
MERIT video producer Eric Rajala caught up with UW-Madison’s Kate Corby to talk about her new film, “Hungars Beach,” which was screened earlier this spring at the Wisconsin Film Festival. “Hungars Beach” is about a woman suffering the loss of her brother. Corby, a contemporary choreographer, movement educator and performer, is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Mon
May
23
Christopher Walker, a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department, is featured in the Wisconsin State Journal’s latest “Know Your Madisonian” report. The article explains: “Professor Christopher Walker says the Wisconsin Idea — the revered notion that the University of Wisconsin should work to better the lives of this state’s citizens — is one of the main reasons he has stayed at UW-Madison for the past decade. But to Walker, the university’s service mission doesn’t end at Wisconsin’s borders ... "
Fri
May
20
Extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty were honored earlier this month with awards supported by the estate of professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908). Those from across the School of Education receiving Vilas recognition are: Geoffrey Borman, Dorothy Farrar-Edwards, David Williamson Shaffer, Jin-Wen Yu, Jim Escalante, Lesley Bartlett and Li-Ching Ho.
Sat
May
14
UW-Madison’s School of Education recognized its Spring 2016 graduates by hosting a pair of events to celebrate the accomplishments of its many talented and dedicated students. On Friday, May 13, the School honored its Ph.D. and MFA degree recipients with a traditional Reception and Hooding Ceremony. And prior to UW-Madison’s Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday, May 14, the School celebrated with its newest class of master’s and bachelor’s degree graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations Class of 2016! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Fri
May
06
UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping and Douglas Rosenberg are teaming up on a new project that's being backed by the MAP Fund. Li is a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education's Dance Department, while Rosenberg chairs the School's Art Department. Li Chiao-Ping Dance -- the company founded by Li in 1990 -- is the recipient of the MAP Fund backing. This grant will support the creation and presentation of a new multimedia project that’s a collaboration between Li as choreographer and Rosenberg as visual artist.
Tue
May
03
A resolution denouncing hate and bias and supporting comprehensive racial awareness and inclusion professional development for all faculty passed the UW-Madison Faculty Senate on Monday. The School of Education’s Chris Walker, an associate professor with the Dance Department, introduced the resolution in response to the campus becoming more diverse and “challenges to sharing space” that have resulted.
Mon
May
02
The fourth annual Performing Ourselves Showcase: Dreaming Big, will feature performances by approximately 75 girls from seven community centers across Madison who, through their choreography, will explore questions about the themes of leadership, community and confidence. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall on the UW-Madison campus.
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