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Dance News

Sun
Dec
20
UW-Madison's School of Education celebrated with its newest class of graduates by hosting its annual pre-commencement celebration Sunday morning, Dec. 20, at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. Before heading over to the Kohl Center to walk across the stage at the university’s Winter 2015 Commencement ceremony, students from the School of Education enjoyed breakfast, heard from Dean Diana Hess, and hung out with faculty and staff, family and friends.
Mon
Dec
14
UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping was recently profiled by the Wisconsin State Journal in an article headlined, “Li Chiao-Ping looks back at 20 years in Madison.” Li, who was recently named a Vilas Research Professor, is a faculty member with UW-Madison’s Dance Department and is a Discovery Fellow at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery. She formed Li Chiao-Ping Dance in 1990, which is one of the resident organizations at the Overture Center for the Arts.
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.
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