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Dance News

Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform two of his solo mas works, which were recently performed on campus in his concert “Unmasked,” October 19-20, in the upcoming Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2-4. Walker is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Liz Sexe will take part in "Luminary (Expanded)," an event in San Francisco that brings together local and international artists for an "unforgettable visual, auditory, and tactile experience." Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Sexe's work is an improvisational score with visual design by Osman Koc, a creative technologist and artist who uses technology as a medium for expression, and improvised music/sound by Timothy Russell and dancers Arletta Anderson, Gerald Castel, Vincent Chavez and Kara Davis. "Luminary (Expanded)" will be on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Midway in San Francisco.
Thu
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping's recent solo performance of her work "in medias res" in the "Dancing on the Ceiling" concert was reviewed in the Shepherd Express. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The Shepherd Express review headline declares the show "a fabulous protest by women of stature." "With amazing strength and flexibility, Li took us from astonishment to astonishment against her recorded voice reciting an encyclopedic list of words and imperatives starting with 'be,'" writes John Schneider, the reviewer.
Tue
Oct
31
Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department present “Page 20,” a contemporary, cross-cultural, multi-media dance concert from Nov. 16-18. “Page 20” features the award-winning choreography of Yu, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor who is celebrating 20 years with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Yu has created, performed, directed, and produced more than 100 works for the stage in the Americas and Asia, including 45 commissioned works for professionals and institutes.
Fri
Oct
27
The School of Education is hosting a series of global education listening sessions for faculty and staff. The Dean's Office in the School is conducting a situation analysis to better understand what is happening around global education in the School and to gather ideas from faculty, staff, and graduate students as to what they would like to see happen in the future.
Wed
Oct
18
The School of Education's Career Center and MERIT present a new collaborative podcast for students and alumni called "CareerCast," which explores different aspects of the job search. "CareerCast" is a series of podcast episodes that take listeners through the different phases of the job search -- from finding job leads and preparing an elevator pitch to evaluating offers and accepting a position.
Wed
Oct
18
Do you need a new headshot of yourself for a web page, LinkedIn profile, upcoming presentation or some other use? MERIT will be providing upcoming opportunities for faculty and staff with UW-Madison’s School of Education to get a free headshot photo taken in suite 109 of the Teacher Education building, 225 N. Mills St. MERIT will be providing this service on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30-31, and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3. The photo shoots will take place from noon to 4 p.m. each day, and no appointment is necessary.
Tue
Oct
17
The Wisconsin Collaborative Education Research Network (The Network) is hosting a special Grand Challenges meet-up event on Thursday, Oct. 26, titled “Welcoming Immigrant Families and Learners.” The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Virginia Harrison Parlor in Lathrop Hall on the UW-Madison campus, and is being co-hosted with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction. The event will also serve as the launch of the Transform phase of the Grand Challenges initiative.
Fri
Oct
13
The UW-Madison Dance Department ​and choreographer Chris Walker present "UNMASKED," a collection of works that delves deep into the contemporary art of Caribbean 'mas' that is steeped in West Indian carnival tradition. The concert will feature Walker’s choreography, and performance on stilts, design works by Laura Anderson Barbata and Briana McCarthy, as well as a special guest performance of Makeda Thomas’ “Light” on Oct. 19-20 ​at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall.
Thu
Oct
12
UW-Madison's Jin-Wen Yu presented “Fine, Without Me/You?” in the Dance-Forms 74th International Choreographers' Showcase in August. The performance was part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. Yu is a professor with the UW-Madison School of Education's Dance Department. Palmer Mathews (BFA, ’17) and Liu Yun-Chen performed the duet, which was “full of finesse with some great partnering,” according to David Mead, writing for Dancing Times.
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