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Dance News

Thu
Jan
16
The latest edition of Learning Connections, a news magazine from UW–Madison's School of Education, is now available online. The ​Winter 2019-20 issue is filled with exciting news about School of Education faculty, staff, students, and alumni. This edition puts the spotlight on the School's new Global Engagement Office and some of our efforts to think, partner, and innovate across the world.
Fri
Dec
27
Natalie Zervou received the First Book Program award through the Center of the Humanities at UW-Madison to complete her manuscript "Choreographing the Greek Crisis: Performing National Identity in the Age of Austerity.” This award provides support to junior faculty in the humanities so that they may complete their manuscript projects. Zervou is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. In addition to her award, Zervou's article "Walking Backward: Choreographing the Greek Crisis" was recently published in "Futures of Dance Studies."
Tue
Dec
17
The local Isthmus newspaper reviewed Peggy Choy’s performance, “FLIGHT: Torn Like a Rose.” Choy is an associate professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Inspired by the 12th century Persian poem “Conference of the Birds,” Choy’s production featured birds on a perilous journey to find love and guidance.
Wed
Nov
27
The School of Education’s Dance Department presents the annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, Lathrop Hall at 8 p.m. on Dec. 7 and 2:30 p.m. on Dec 8. In this concert, 12 student choreographers, including Akiwele Burayidi, Audrey Glock, Cassie Last, Lauren Lynch, Ellie McShane, Courtney Kopchinski, Amanda Kolsch, Shayna Valianos, Jessica Jacobs, Veda Manly, Tye Trondson, and Brooke Schroeder, will present a mix of solo and ensemble works.
Fri
Nov
22
A performance in CorningWork’s “The World as We Know It” from UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping, a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was recently reviewed by Pittsburgh (PGH) City Paper. “The World as We Know It,” as described by Lisa Cunningham from the PGH City Paper, tells the stories of six women “of a certain age” in the context of the #MeToo movement and gender dynamics in the workplace.
Mon
Nov
18
Carrie Hanson, the UW-Madison Division of the Art’s Fall 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, and students will present “From topic to topography: Mapping issues through movement.” The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 21. in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art.
Wed
Nov
13
Performances from UW-Madison’s Li Chiao-Ping, a Vilas Research Professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, were recently reviewed by two Pittsburgh publications, the Pittsburgh Tatler and Pittsburgh in the Round. Both publications detail the performance of “The world as we know it,” a production of Beth Corning and CorningWorks, which featured six female performers, including Li.
Tue
Nov
12
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents a joint concert featuring Kate Corby & Dancers and the Chicago-based dance company The Seldoms, Nov. 14-16 at the Margaret H'Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall.
Fri
Nov
08
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker, a professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department, was recently nominated for a VIV Award in the category of choreography for his work on the “Secret Life of Bees, the Musical," based on a novel of the same name. When working on “Bees” in spring of 2019, Walker learned that UW-Madison alumni Nathaniel Stampley and Joe Cassidy were cast to play roles in the musical.
Fri
Nov
08
Liz Sexe’s “Untitled: For the sake of progress” performance raised over $350 for Brighter Tomorrows in Sparta/Tomah, a human service agency dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence through the provision of safe housing, supportive counseling, and legal advocacy services. On Oct. 26, Sexe presented the work again in Madison at Gates of Heaven ​with ​all proceeds for this concert going to Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS). Sexe is an associate lecturer with the UW-Madison School of Education’s Dance Department.
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