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Dance News

Thu
Dec
06
According to an article recently published by Wisconsin State Journal, Lake View Elementary School last year recorded 1,745 calls for behavior support, 10 percent of which involved a violent act.This year, UW-Madison’s dance/movement therapist and Dance Department Senior Lecturer Rena Kornblum is helping to reverse this trend by teaching a violence prevention class called “Peaceful Families, Peaceful Schools.”
Fri
Nov
30
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, Dec. 8-9. Thirteen student choreographers will present a mix of solo and ensemble works. The students are: Caroline Criste, Lauren Forrest, Charli Harris, Elisa Hildner, Julianna Hom, Lauren John, Haley Johnson, Cassie Last, Lauren Lynch, Sarah Meltzer, Jessica Robling, Megan Schimke, Bailey Seymour and Alice Svetic.
Mon
Nov
26
UW-Madison assistant professor of dance Marlene Skog showed her ballet performance, “Consider it not so deeply,’ at Lathrop Hall’s Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space on Nov. 15, with the piece receiving excellent reviews in a recent article from the Isthmus newspaper. This contemporary ballet and performance work reflects upon female characters in Shakespeare’s work, incorporating spoken word to display his influence. This article cites Skog’s refreshing perspective for the show's great success.
Wed
Nov
14
In Spring 2019, the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program, hosted by the School of Education’s Art Department and presented by the UW-Madison Division of the Arts, will host multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome. The Dance Department will be co-sponsoring his residency. Newsome’s work highlights the contributions of marginalized communities, and discusses as well as questions the social hierarchy. His work is multidisciplinary.
Mon
Nov
12
“Intervention: Indigo,” a performance that includes the work of UW-Madison’s Chris Walker, is being transformed into a multi-media exhibit this month at the Museo Textil de Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico. “Intervention: Indigo” was first performed by Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies, Jarana Beat, and Walker, an associate professor in the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Wed
Nov
07
UW-Madison’s Marlene Skog will present her evening-length contemporary ballet concert, “Consider it now so Deeply,” Nov. 15-17 at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall. “Consider it not so Deeply” 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 Rubenstein and Timothy Russell.
Mon
Nov
05
Madison Magazine recently announced the selection of 30 forward-thinking artists and organizations for its 2018 M List -- which this year is dedicated to “recognizing innovators in the arts who are helping make Madison one of the most innovative and creative cities in America.” And several of those being recognized have ties to UW-Madison’s School of Education.
Thu
Oct
25
Jazz tap artist Katherine Kramer will be in residence during the week of Monday, Oct. 29, with UW-Madison’s Dance Department. Kramer's residency will focus on exploring democracy in tap dance/jazz music, and will feature events that are free and open to the public.
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.
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