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Dance News

Wed
Oct
17
Three people with ties to UW-Madison’s Dance Department each presented work at the recently completed DUMBO Dance Festival in New York. Lyndsay Lewis, who earned her undergraduate degree from the department in 2017, plus Assistant Professor Marlene Skog and Professor Jin-Wen Yu, took part in the event, which ran Oct. 11-14 at the Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Fri
Oct
05
Kate Corby's duet "Passing," performed last week as part of the 2018 Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, was reviewed by Lauren Warnecke for See Chicago Dance. Warnecke describes the duet as a "sort of purgatory" which plagues the dancers as they battle through a "beautiful boxing match." She writes that the pairing of dancers Erin Kilmurray and Mikey Rioux is "organic and natural" and refers to the piece as "a divine comedy." Corby is an associate professor and chair of the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Mon
Oct
01
Seven critically acclaimed and award-winning performers ages 50-and-above are joining together to present “Dancing on the Ceiling.” This series of original solos highlights the mastery of these mature, renowned artists who bring nuance, subtlety and a rich sense of humanity to each work, often with witty and wry points of view. Performances take place on Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m., both in Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space. This concert is being co-presented by UW-Madison’s Dance Department and Li Chiao-Ping Dance.
Tue
Sep
18
UW-Madison’s Marlene Skog presented her second evening-length contemporary ballet concert, “Consider It Not So Deeply,” Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago. The concert explores the conflicting layers of the female psyche in Shakespeare’s women through Skog's powerful, demanding choreography, Shakespeare's theatrical prose, and original sound, designed by Matan Rubinstein and Timothy Russell. Skog is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, and her concert received rave reviews from Picture the Post.
Tue
Aug
14
Madison Magazine earlier this month announced the selection of 31 forward-thinking artists and organizations for its 2018 M List -- which this year is dedicated to highlighting innovation in the arts. And several of those being recognized have current close ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education, including Chris Walker, Simone Doing, Max Puchalsky, Tom Jones, Faisal Abdu'Allah and the Tandem Press.
Fri
Aug
03
Imaging Self, a new summer program from the UW-Madison School of Education, gives high school students the opportunity to explore the arts -- and themselves -- in a college setting. The three-week residential program helps students build their own arts portfolios while earning college credit and gaining an understanding of what it's like to be a student studying the arts on the UW-Madison campus.
Fri
Jul
27
Wisconsin Life recently featured UW-Madison alumna J Matzner and her career working to make ballet accessible to people with mobility challenges. Matzner earned an undergraduate degree from the School of Education’s Dance Department in May 2013. The Wisconsin Life story centers around one of Matzner's students, Mari Koopman, who is in a wheelchair.
Wed
Jul
25
Four finalists to become the UW-Madison School of Education’s Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs will present public presentations and take part in question-and-answer sessions as part of the interview process. The Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs has general oversight and responsibility for student academic affairs and student services units and activities in the School of Education. This person will establish directions, develop policies and procedures, and facilitate coordination and integration among units providing services related to undergraduate dean’s office work, advising, student recruitment, program admission, scholarships and fellowships, and career services.
Wed
Jun
20
The Discussion Project team is now accepting applications for the fall 2018 cohort, and invites all UW-Madison faculty and teaching staff who are assigned to teach at least one course for the fall semester, and are able to attend all sessions, to apply. The Discussion Project is a campus professional development program that will train participants how to create productive discussions with students on serious topics in a welcoming, engaging and academically rigorous classroom. Paula McAvoy created and is implementing The Discussion Project in collaboration with School of Education Dean Diana Hess.
Wed
Jun
13
The UW-Madison Dance Department on Thursday, June 14 is presenting a restaging of Anna Halprin’s historic “Paper Dance” at the Memorial Union's Frederik March Play Circle Theater. This work is a section of Halprin's​ 1965 "Parades and Changes." It is an ever-evolving dance that includes a distinct, well-known, process-based score and the dressing and undressing of the cast. The intention of the score, according to Halprin, “is to comment on the corporate world, with business suits as costume, removing them ceremoniously and revealing our naked unarmed nature, the whole body.” Halprin is an alumna of UW-Madison.
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