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Dance News

Fri
Nov
27
UW-Madison’s Joseph Koykkar presented at the SoundStudies@UW Workshop on Friday, Nov. 6 alongside three other university researchers on sound design and music for media.
Wed
Nov
25
UW-Madison’s Dance Department will present the annual Kloepper Concert in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio on Dec. 5 and 6.
Tue
Nov
24
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City on Thursday, Nov. 26. Walker, an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department, will perform his mythical, subversive "mas" character as part of Laura Anderson Barbata’s Project Indigo, featuring the Brooklyn Jumbies and Jarana Beat.
Mon
Nov
23
UW-Madison School of Education alumna Leah Hellenbrand returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where she was an invited guest at the White House Complex in the West Wing. Hellenbrand was part of a delegation from Janesville's Kennedy Elementary School, where she teaches third and fourth grade. Kennedy Elementary was one of only eight schools across the nation that earned the $10,000 innOVATION STEAM Grant Award.
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.
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