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Dance News

Thu
Nov
19
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker recently spoke with the Isthmus and The Capital Times about his upcoming production titled, "FACING HOME: Love & Redemption." Walker, alongside Toronto-based choreographer Kevin Ormsby, is set to tour “FACING HOME: Love & Redemption,” a contemporary dance concert that investigates the global impact of Bob Marley’s music — its expression of humanity’s struggle and inspiration toward love, redemption and hope — and the active, deep-rooted homophobia in Jamaican/West Indian Culture.
Mon
Nov
16
The Arts Institute is now accepting applications and nominations for the 2016 Awards in the Creative Arts.
Wed
Nov
04
Choreographers Chris Walker and Kevin Ormsby will tour “FACING Home: Love & Redemption,” a contemporary dance concert that investigates the global impact of Bob Marley’s music — its expression of humanity’s struggle and inspiration toward love, redemption and hope — and the active, deep-rooted homophobia in Jamaican/West Indian Culture. “This work faces the paradox that is the West Indian preaching of liberation we find in Marley’s music, while simultaneously oppressing the LGBTQ’s community ability to participate in family, community and culture.” says Walker, an associate professor with UW-Madison’s Dance Department.
Wed
Nov
04
The latest edition of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine includes a wonderful and in-depth profile of UW-Madison alumna Ellen Moore. Moore earned a master’s in education and dance in 1951 after studying under the legendary Margaret H’Doubler. In 1926, under the leadership of H'Doubler, UW-Madison become the first university to offer a degree program in dance. Moore spent 1976 until 2005 teaching modern dance through UW-Madison’s Department of Continuing Studies.
Mon
Nov
02
The Oct. 22 of the Isthmus newspaper features a cover story that highlights the successes of UW-Madison’s groundbreaking First Wave program. The article mentions several ties that those within the School of Education have to First Wave.
Wed
Oct
28
UW-Madison's Chris Walker, along with Assistant Professor MoniKa Lawrence from the University College of the Cayman Islands and the National Dance Theater Company of Jamaica, presented their lecture performance “Nettleford's NDTC: Folk Origins and Contemporary Aesthetics,” during the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference, Oct. 14-17 in Kingston Jamaica.
Fri
Oct
23
UW-Madison’s Dance Department will be holding auditions in November and February for admission to the dance department.
Tue
Sep
29
UW-Madison’s Marguerite (Molly) Luksik was recently interviewed for an article in The Capital Times about the opening of her ballet studio, Central Midwest Ballet Academy, in Middleton. Luksik is one of the Dance Department’s newest instructors and she previously was a principal dancer at Madison Ballet.
Thu
Sep
24
A paper by UW-Madison alumna J. Matzner was recently published in the Journal of Dance Education. Her article is titled, “Sitting Ballet: A Pilot Program Designed to Include Children with Physical Disabilities in the Private Studio Environment." Matzner, who teaches Sitting Ballet at the Kehl School of Dance, earned an undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Dance Department in May 2013.
Fri
Aug
28
The UW-Madison Dance Department opens its concert season with Jin-Wen Yu’s “Faces,” Sept. 10-12 at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space. “Faces” features Brooklyn-based guest artist Julie Mayo. Performances begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11, with a special Saturday matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 12.
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