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Dance News

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.
Tue
Apr
26
The School of Education's Dance Department has made a selection of art from the private collection of dance pioneer Margaret N. H’Doubler and her husband Wayne L. Claxton available for viewing at the School of Education Gallery, 1000 Bascom Mall from April 18-May 31, 2016. This collection was given as a gift to the department from the estate of Margaret H'Doubler. The gallery is open to the public daily, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m-5:00 pm.
Thu
Apr
14
UW-Madison’s Tiffany Merritt-Brown was recently awarded $10,465 from the Virginia Horne Henry Fund for Women’s Physical Education. Merritt-Brown will graduate in May with a BFA from the School of Education’s Dance Department. The award will allow Merritt-Brown to present her original choreography, “INFLUX,” internationally. Merritt-Brown and her cast of nine dancers will attend the World Dance Alliance-Americas (WDA-A) Conference at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, Aug. 7-12.
Wed
Apr
13
Chris Walker's solo, “Walk With Me,” danced by Marlon Simms, was recently performed at the National Dance Theatre Company's 35th Morning of Movement and Music in Kingston, Jamaica. Walker is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Tue
Apr
12
Members of UW-Madison’s Dance Department will be taking part in a Mad City Flash Mob event Saturday, April 16, at 3 p.m. They will be ​participating in the National Water Dance Project, Madison City Flash Mob. The Water Dance raises awareness about local water ecology and conservation while raising money to support local lakes. The flash mob will take place at the following locations: Green space at Tripp Commons Residence Hall on the UW-Madison campus; and Winnequah Park in the Madison suburb of Monona.
Mon
Apr
11
The School of Education will be hosting Well Wisconsin for the School of Education employees on Wednesday, May 11th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in 159 Education.
Mon
Apr
11
UW-Madison Associate Professor Kate Corby’s short film “Hungars Beach,” was selected to be screened at this year’s Wisconsin Film Festival. The short, which will be screened on Sunday, April 17 at 3:15 p.m., combines choreography and images to create an energetic, tense and gorgeous experimental film. Corby is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department who is a contemporary choreographer, movement educator and performer.
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