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UW-Madison Dance Weekly Update

February 25-March 1, 2013

In this edition:
  • Rena Kornblum Named "Backyard Heroine"
  • Scholarship Apps Due 2/28
  • Film Festival Seeks Paid Box Office Staff
  • Shake it for Charity: Annual Dance Marathon
  • Faisal Abdu'Allah Speaks at Public Humanities Conference

Marlene Skog's "Village" Photo by Kat Cameron


This Friday, March 1 at 3:30 pm in the H'Doubler Performance Space, see a preview of the dance works selected for the American Colleges Dance Festival Association. Works include Assistant Professor Marlene Skog's "Village," senior dance major Rebecca Kesting's "Inoculate" and Tori Iannuzzi's solo "Imagen Corporal."

Rena Kornblum Named "Unsung Heroine"

The Dance Department's Rena Kornblum, an instructor of dance therapy and ballroom as well as Director of Hancock Center, has been selected to receive the “Unsung Heroine Award” from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Dane County. The award honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness. She will receive the award at NAMI’s Annual Banquet on Tuesday, March 19. Congratulations Rena!

Academic Year Scholarship Apps Due Tomorrow
Dance students are reminded to apply for an academic year scholarship. The application deadline is tomorrow 2/28! Go to http://bit.ly/TJYAId to find out how to apply.

Wisconsin Film Festival Seeks Box Office Staff

Need work? The Wisconsin Film Festival is hiring box office staff for the period of March 11 to April 20, 2013. If you have experience with retail sales or cash management, you are attentive, courteous, and efficient when talking with customers and coworkers, capable of accurate accounting, and available to work during Festival Box Office hours for a minimum of 25 hours per week, this may be the job for you. Shifts are between 12 pm and 8 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and/or Sundays. Must be available to work shifts during the Wisconsin Film Festival (April 11 to 18). The pay is $11.66 per hour. Apply by sending a letter of inquiry by 5 pm, Sunday, March 3 outlining your availability, experience (if any), and desired hours to Bruce Ehlinger at bjehling@wisc.edu.

Shake it for Charity: Annual Dance Marathon

Students are invited to attend the fifth annual Wisconsin Dance Marathon, organized by students to raise money for patients and families of the American Family Children's Hospital. The marathon will take place from 6 p.m. March 1 until 9 a.m. March 2 in Great Hall of the Memorial Union. UW students may still register, joining or forming a team, or participating as individual dancers. There will be free food and free entertainment during the 15-hour dance party. Along with tunes from DJ Jorge Estrada, students at the marathon will be treated to performances by the Madhatters, Hypnotiq, UW Redefined, Cheer Club, UW Dance Elite, the UW Band and UW Surma. In addition to dancing the night away, students will get a chance to meet kids and their families from the hospital. For more information or to register go to http://www.widancemarathon.org/.

Faisal Abdu'Allah Speaks at Public Humanities Conference

On Friday, March 8th, 9:20am–10:05am, at the 6th Annual Conference on the Public Humanities at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Faisal Abdu'Allah, the UW Arts Institute Spring 2013 Artist in Residence will speak on "Making Public Arts", alongside his UW-Madison collaborator, Professor Henry Drewal, of the Department of Art History. Faisal Abdu’Allah, the Spring 2013 UW-Madison Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, is an internationally acclaimed British artist who creates iconographic imagery of power, race, masculinity, violence, and faith to challenge the values and ideologies we attach to those images and to interrogate the historic and cultural contexts in which they originate. Trained as a printmaker, his work evolved out of the interface of photography, printed media, film, installation, and performance. While in residence, Faisal Abdu’Allah is teaching “FauHaus: Bodies, Minds, Senses, and the Arts” with Art History Professor Henry Drewal. This art laboratory is composed of student practitioners from visual arts, performance, art history, and visual culture. For more information on Faisal's residency, see: http://www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/faisal/.

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