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Dance News

Sun
Dec
18
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual Pre-Commencement Breakfast Celebration on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2016 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, hung out with family and friends, and mingled with faculty and staff. Photo galleries of the big day are posted to the School of Education’s Facebook Page.
Fri
Dec
16
UW-Madison's Lyndsay Lewis was awarded the Lyman S.V. Judson & Ellen Mackechnie Judson Student Award in the Creative Arts. This award, which was established in 1997, is presented every other year to an undergraduate and graduate student in the creative arts "who has made the greatest contribution to the field(s) of study covered." It carries a grant in the amount of $1,500. Lewis, who is originally from Muskego, Wis., is a fifth-year senior pursuing a double major in dance and psychology.
Wed
Dec
14
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from the UW-Madison School of Education, is now available online. The Fall 2016 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students and alumni. This issue's cover story focuses on Literacy by the Lakes, a project that connects literacy faculty and graduate students from the School of Education with school districts across Wisconsin.
Sun
Dec
11
UW-Madison’s Arts Institute is seeking pre-proposals for the spring 2018 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, with a deadline of Jan. 5, 2017. The program brings innovative artists to campus, allows students to undertake ambitious projects, provides course credit, and strengthens programmatic ties among individual departments, programs, and other campus and community arts entities.
Tue
Nov
22
UW-Madison’s Rena Kornblum, a senior lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was selected this year by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) to receive an OMAI/First Wave Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award. Based on a nomination by First Wave Scholar Janetta Hill, Kornblum will be honored for her support of the overall success of her students both inside and outside of the classroom.
Mon
Nov
21
A paper from UW-Madison's Andrea Harris received honorable mention recognition in the Gertrude Lippincott Award competition. Harris is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Harris' article, titled "Sur la Pointe on the Prairie: Giuseppina Morlacchi and the Urban Problem in the Frontier Melodrama," received honorable mention recognition for the best English-language article published in dance studies in the prior calendar year. Her paper appeared in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre.
Mon
Nov
21
The UW-Madison Dance Department will present its fifth annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Fifteen student choreographers will present a mix of solo and ensemble works. Concerts will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2:30 pm. The works explore the topics of growth, individuality, becoming unstuck, while others address beauty in hidden and exposed aspects of life.
Fri
Nov
11
Li Chiao-Ping Dance (LCPD) and the UW-Madison Dance Department present "Weight of Things" at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall Nov. ​17-19. This concert brings together a diverse, internationally acclaimed group of artists, including flutist Laura Falzon, visual artist Douglas Rosenberg and textile design artist Meeta Mastani. Together they will take audiences on a highly visual and metaphoric journey that tackles the weighty issues of our environment and our souls.
Wed
Nov
09
UW-Madison’s Joseph Koykkar’s composition, titled “Time in Transcendence,” will premiere Nov. 11 at an event from Clocks in Motion, a Madison percussion ensemble. Koykkar is professor with UW-Madison’s Dance Department. His “Time in Transendence” was written specifically for Clocks in Motion and features hand-made microtonal percussion instruments and many more drums and keyboard instruments. The concert will take place at the First Unitarian Society at 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium Auditorium.
Tue
Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy was recently featured in a “Wisconsin Life” interview by Andy Soth about what inspires her work. Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department and directs the Peggy Choy Dance Company. In the Wisconsin Public Television interview, Choy says the inspiration for her dance works comes from “struggles for self-determination and social justice.” Choy’s family was part of the underground Korean independence movement against Japanese rule, and fled from Korea to Hawaii, where Choy grew up.
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