The University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department and Professor Chris Walker are delighted to present “Moonshine” February 23, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall. This free event is a celebration of Black History Month, with live music, contemporary theater and dance performances that include West African, Afro-Caribbean Dancehall, and Hip Hop dance forms.
About Chris Walker
Chris Walker is a professor of dance, founding artistic director of the First Wave program in the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the director of the Division of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the co-artistic director for the #BARS Workshop at The Public Theatre in NYC, a lab series for artists to investigate the intersection between contemporary verse and theater, created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs. He is also a senior choreographer with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, and program director for the New Waves Dance & Performance Institute in Trinidad & Tobago. Walker creates contemporary dance, theater and performance artwork rooted in the visual and performance cultures of the African Diaspora. He works in the disciplines of dance, theater, film/video. He served as movement director for two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s “Mlima’s Tale,” which ran at the Public’s Martinson Hall and he is the recent choreographer for “The Secret Life of Bees, The Musical” produced by Atlantic Theatre in NYC. Walker has collaborated with Laura Anderson Barbata to develop “Jus Luv/Rolling Calf” a Jamaican ‘mas’ for her “Intervention: Indigo” project, a performance that was presented in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Brooklyn, NY.
Moonshine is produced by the UW-Madison Dance Department and made possible with support from the Division of the Arts, WUD Global Connections Committee, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Black Cultural Center.
Friday, February 23, 2024 - 3:30 p.m.
H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI
FREE & open to the public