MADISON – The UW-Madison Dance Department presents Faculty Concert Fall 2023, featuring work from Professor Kate Corby, Professor Jin-Wen Yu, Karen McShane-Hellebrand, Liz Sexe and guest artist Taryn Vander Hoop. The concert will take place over two weekends, November 16-18 and November 30-December 2, 2023.
The program will include a quartet by Kate Corby that employs improvisation, audience participation, and giant dice, with a sound score by Nat Evans. Every performance of this work will be unique. Yu will present an ensemble titled “In the World” that attempts to unravel the human characteristic of uniqueness through abstract movement, attitudes and gestures.
Karen McShane-Hellebrand explores embodied trauma in her ensemble work for four dancers. The work uses a collage of images and abstract movement to evoke feelings of isolation, even within crowded spaces. Liz Sexe will present work based on Charles Dickens’ novel “A Tale of Two Cities” with original music by local music artist Emili Earhart. The work includes a section of duets and a section of larger groups weaving together through space.
Guest artist Taryn Vander Hoop will spend three weeks in residence setting a new contemporary work on student dancers that will speak to a socio-political issue they are passionate about. She will also teach masterclasses throughout her residency. Vander Hoop is an assistant professor of dance at Loyola Marymount University and co-founder, executive director, and associate artistic director of Summation Dance, an NYC/LA based modern dance company.
MORE ABOUT TARYN VANDER HOOP
Taryn Vander Hoop is an assistant professor of dance at Loyola Marymount. She received a BS in Dance, English Literature, and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography. She is the co-founder, executive director, and associate artistic director of Summation Dance, an NYC/LA based modern dance company, called “full of energy and creativity” by The New York Times. Summation has performed at Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Judson Memorial Church, Jacob’s Pillow, and more, and received commissions from numerous venues and universities across the country. Additionally, Vander Hoop has performed the works of Bill Evans, Andrea Miller/GALLIM Dance, Larry Keigwin/Keigwin + Co, Gus Solomons jr, and Sydney Skybetter/skybetter & associates, among others, and has been involved in projects with Gerald Casel Dance and Laura Peterson Choreography.
Vander Hoop has studied throughout her career at the Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) at the 92nd St Y in New York City and is a DEL Facilitator. With DEL, she has choreographed large-scale Movement Sentence Choirs in collaboration with Sidra Bell, Monica Bill Barnes, Larry Keigwin, Urban Bush Women, Nicole Wolcott, and Yin Yue. Vander Hoop is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, and has led 200hr certifications in Costa Rica, New York, South Korea, Vietnam, and New Jersey. She wrote her own certification curriculum in 2017 and started Lila Flow Yoga, which is recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Read more about her here at tarynvanderhoop.com/about.
This concert is presented and produced by the Dance Department. Taryn Vander Hoop’s residency was made possible with the generous support of the Anonymous Fund.
THU NOV 16 at 8pm
FRI NOV 17 at 8pm
SAT NOV 18 at 2:30pm
THU NOV 30 at 8pm
FRI DEC 1 at 8pm
SAT DEC 2 at 2:30pm
H'Doubler Performance Space
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI