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Dance News

Wed
Dec
06
Li Chiao-Ping Dance performed "Landed," a full length, evening concert​ exploring the immigration climate in the U.S., on Dec. 2 at Iowa State University in Ames. "Landed" is a MAP Fund-supported collaboration between choreographer Li Chiao-Ping and visual artist Douglas Rosenberg that brings spoken text together with Rosenberg's acclaimed, poignant visual designs and Li's signature, inventive movement to engage stories of immigration from past to present. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Rosenberg chairs the School's Art Department.
Tue
Nov
28
A new campus forum designed to bring together UW-Madison researchers from a range of arts fields is kicking off Dec. 7. Arts Agôn: A Forum Where Arts Researchers Connect, runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Education Building’s Wisconsin Idea Room. It will put a spotlight on how faculty and students are participating in arts research, which is a key to the creation of new knowledge, whether it takes the form of arts practice as a method of inquiry, historical research through curation, arts in science or medical research, arts educational research, or arts impact studies.
Mon
Nov
27
The Isthmus newspaper recently reviewed “Page 20,” a a contemporary, cross-cultural, multi-media dance concert from Jin-Wen Yu Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department. “Page 20” featured the award-winning choreography of Yu, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor who is celebrating 20 years with the School of Education’s Dance Department.
Mon
Nov
20
The UW-Madison Dance Department presents its annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, Dec. 2-3. The concert takes place in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 of Lathrop Hall. Ten student choreographers -- Nolan Elsbecker, Amanda Graziano, Julianna Hom, Kimi McKissic, Jessica Robling, Megan Schimke, Bailey Seymour, Jenny Smith, Alice Svetic and Kaitlin Verchimak -- will present a mix of solo and ensemble works Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m., followed by a matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 pm.
Wed
Nov
08
UW-Madison's Joseph Koykkar’s music was featured in a recent ballet performance in New York and was also performed during a music festival in West Virginia. Koykkar is a professor with the School of Education's Dance Department. Selection's of Koykkar's music was used as the soundtrack for New York-based choreographer Julia Gleich's new ballet "Martha (The Searchers)," which took place Oct. 27-29 at the James Duffy Performance Space, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. Two of Koykkar’s solo works for piano were performed during the West Fork New Music Festival in September at Fairmount University in Fairmount, West Virginia.
Mon
Nov
06
UW-Madison’s Chris Walker received the 2017 Black Excellence Award in Choreography for his work, “Manifest,” from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Walker is an associate professor with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Walker’s ”Manifest" is a conversation between contemporary expressions and traditional practices of African movement, practices that inform the physical relationship to space and time in the present and the imagined future.
Mon
Nov
06
Palmer Mathews and Hiroki Koba ​recently published a paper titled “How do Governments Support Contemporary Dance Companies?: A Case Study of Japan and the U.S.” in the Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS). Mathews received a bachelor's degree from the School of Education's Dance Department in 2017, and is a contemporary dance performer, choreographer and researcher currently based in Taipei, Taiwan. Koba is a former visiting student graduate student, and is now a JSPS Research Fellow and Ph.D. candidate with the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Chris Walker will perform two of his solo mas works, which were recently performed on campus in his concert “Unmasked,” October 19-20, in the upcoming Moving Inspirations Dance Festival, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 2-4. Walker is a faculty member with the School of Education's Dance Department.
Fri
Nov
03
UW-Madison's Liz Sexe will take part in "Luminary (Expanded)," an event in San Francisco that brings together local and international artists for an "unforgettable visual, auditory, and tactile experience." Sexe is a lecturer with the School of Education’s Dance Department. Sexe's work is an improvisational score with visual design by Osman Koc, a creative technologist and artist who uses technology as a medium for expression, and improvised music/sound by Timothy Russell and dancers Arletta Anderson, Gerald Castel, Vincent Chavez and Kara Davis. "Luminary (Expanded)" will be on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Midway in San Francisco.
Thu
Nov
02
UW-Madison's Li Chiao-Ping's recent solo performance of her work "in medias res" in the "Dancing on the Ceiling" concert was reviewed in the Shepherd Express. Li is a Vilas Research Professor and a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department. The Shepherd Express review headline declares the show "a fabulous protest by women of stature." "With amazing strength and flexibility, Li took us from astonishment to astonishment against her recorded voice reciting an encyclopedic list of words and imperatives starting with 'be,'" writes John Schneider, the reviewer.
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