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Dance News

Mon
Jun
17
The School of Education’s Grand Challenges initiative, which aims to ignite cross-disciplinary innovation, spent much of the 2018-19 academic year focusing on a new Seed Grants Competition. In late May, nine interdisciplinary teams were awarded $75,000 each to grow their ambitious ideas
Sat
Jun
01
Choreographer and performer Duane Lee Holland Jr. will join the School of Education's Dance Department in the fall as its first hip-hop scholar on faculty. Faculty members within the department decided it was time to redesign the curriculum to holistically integrate the influences of black identity, culture, and experiences into the degree and certificate programs.
Sat
May
11
UW-Madison's School of Education put a spotlight on its newest class of graduates by hosting two major events at the Gordon Dining and Event Center. On Friday evening, May 10, the School honored its Spring 2019 Ph.D. and master of fine arts degree recipients during a traditional hooding ceremony. And on Saturday morning, May 11, the School celebrated with its latest class of bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients during the annual Pre-Commencement Celebration. Congratulations and best of luck to all of our graduates! And remember: You may no longer be a student, but you’ll always be a Badger!
Thu
May
09
A piece from UW-Madison's Chris Walker, “Yallahs,” was performed by the national Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) of Jamaica in Kingston on Easter Sunday during the Morning of Movement and Music. The production was presented in association with the Little Theatre Movement and was performed at the Little Theatre in Kingston. Walker’s piece, according to an article from the Gleaner, “illustrated a creative juxtaposition between lighting and choreography.”
Fri
Apr
26
The seventh annual Performing Ourselves Showcase, “Hand in Hand,” is being held on May 4 at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and will feature two performances by approximately 125 youth from schools and community centers across Madison. This year's event will take place in the H’Doubler Performance space in UW–Madison's Lathrop Hall (1050 University Ave). ​The event is free and open to the public. The program, which is co-directed by UW-Madison’s Kate Corby and Mariah LeFeber, has provided a series of experiential movement and performance classes to over 350 under-resourced local youth throughout the past year.
Fri
Apr
19
The UW-Madison School of Education's highly regarded national reputation is due, in large part, to the dedication and talent of its faculty, staff, and students. Each spring, the School recognizes some of its most outstanding individuals with Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, this year’s award-winners were honored during a reception and short ceremony in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea room.
Thu
Apr
18
The UW-Madison Dance Department's annual student showcase event, "The H'Doubler Concert," ​is being held April 26-27 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Ave. In addition to choreography work of the senior class, this concert will feature contemporary dance works of student choreographers. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, and at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Tickets can be purchased at the Campus Arts Box Office or online at $10 for students and seniors and $18 for general admission.
Tue
Mar
26
UW-Madison’s School of Education and many of its programs are widely regarded as being among the very best in the nation. The many committed and accomplished faculty and staff working across the School are a key to this success. In an effort to recognize some of these talented individuals, the School administers Faculty and Staff Distinguished Achievement Awards. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. On Thursday evening, April 18, Dean Diana Hess will lead the annual awards ceremony to honor this year’s recipients. Please join us for the awards ceremony and reception, which begins at 4 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room. The program begins at 4:45 p.m.
Tue
Mar
19
The work of UW-Madison alumna Maxine Sheets-Johnstone has appeared in various publications over the last four months. Sheets-Johnstone earned her master's degree from the School of Education's Department of Dance in 1952, and received her Ph.D. in dance in 1963.
Thu
Mar
14
The Secretary of the Faculty annually recognizes four professors from UW-Madison for distinguished contributions to research, teaching and service with the Hilldale Awards. One faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences is selected from nominations by department chairs. And one of this year's winner's is Dance Department Professor Jin-Wen Yu, who is receiving the Hilldale Award in the Arts and Humanities for the 2018-19 academic year.
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