Rena Kornblum’s In-School Violence Prevention and Therapy Program in the News

Photo by RobynLendingHalsten

Photo by Robyn Lending Halsten

It’s Wednesday morning at Allis Elementary School on Madison’s east side, and 16 third-graders — 10 boys and six girls — enter into an open-space classroom in typical wiggly, giggly style. Some are making goofy faces at one another, some are bouncing around hand-in-hand with friends, and others are just trying to stay out of the whirling-dervish path of activity.

Settling this group would normally seem a tall order, but once the children are instructed to sit in a large circle and to clear their minds, the antsy energy appears to vanish. The students, some with developmental disabilities, have all eyes on the “ooze tube,” a liquid gel drip version of an hourglass that visually encourages relaxation. Those who can’t quite reach complete calm put their hands on their heads to help. Within minutes, the room goes from playground-style pandemonium to a state of Zen not commonly associated with a grade-school classroom.

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Kehl School Wins Highest Scoring Dance at Competition

Kehl School wins highest scoreCongratulation to the Kehl Team dancers who attended Dreamstar Competition February 21-22. Kehl received the Best Overall Routine at the competition for “The Idea of Light”, choreographed by ex-Kehl dancer Lexi Evans-Krueger, now dancing with Dayton Contemporary Ballet Company.

2015 February Kehl School Idea of light

Last week at the Legacy competition in Madison, the Kehl School junior groups were awarded the “Legacy Trophy’” that  goes to the studio with the highest point total for the top 5 routines they bring.

DanceCircus SPLISH SPLASH & DANCE

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DanceCircus
527N 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
414-277-8151

SPLISH SPLASH & DANCE
a fresh water flash mob activation,
do the mob with video, food, cash bar,
Rubber Ducky Raffel
Sat Feb 28, 2015 706 S 5th St 6-9pm

WATER MEASURES,
a dance-theatre performance
taking the measure of the lake
cadence,systems and standards
1661 N Water April 18-19, 2015

UW-Madison Dance Students to Perform with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Janet Wong, Associate Artistic Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Guest Artist Jenna Riegel, from the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, rehearse with University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance students.

The students will join the  Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in “Continuous Replay” on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Memorial Union Theater in Madison Wisconsin.

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© Matzner Photography

©  Matzner Photography

© Matzner Photography

©  Matzner Photography

© Matzner Photography

©  Matzner Photography

© Matzner Photography

©  Matzner Photography

© Matzner Photography

Kanopy Master class with Martha Graham Principal Dancer Miki Orihara

You invited to register for Kanopy Master class with Bessie Award winning Martha Graham Principal Dancer Miki Orihara

Saturday February 7, 11:00am-12:30pm
Kanopy Dance Studio
341 State Street
Intermediate and advanced dancers, ages 10-adult
Space is limited. Fee: $25.
Look for the floating window on Kanopy’s home page to register.

Call Kanopy Dance at the following number with questions: (608) 255-2211

Miki Orihara is best known for her 25-year career as Principal Dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, for which she earned a Bessie Award in 2011. She has performed on Broadway in “The King and I”, and with Elisa Monte, SITI Company, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus and in productions by Twyla Tharp, and Robert Wilson. Orihara has presented her choreography in New York and Tokyo most recently in her solo concert, “Resonance” at La MaMa, NYC.

Kanopy Dance Concert, Martha Graham: In Her Footsteps February 6-8

During the past week guest artist Miki Orihara, Bessie Award winning principal dancer at the Martha Graham Dance Company, was in residence at Kanopy Dance to set selections from ‘Appalachian Spring’ one of the program highlights for the Feb 6-8 concert. (This is the 70th birthday of Appalachian Spring, Graham’s beloved masterwork and “a testimony to the simple fineness of the human spirit.” Appalachian Spring‘s world premiere was October 30, 1944, with music by Aaron Copland).

Photo of Miki Orihara

Miki Orihara
Photo by John Deane

As a special treat for dance and live music enthusiasts, Ms. Orihara will also be performing “Memory Current” created for her by NYC choreographer Adam Barruch and which she debuted recently at her solo concert ‘Resonance” at LaMaMa, the world renowned experimental theatre in NYC. Accompanying Ms. Orihara on piano will be with guest artist, Senri Oe.

Ms. Orihara will conduct a master class open to the public at Kanopy’s studios, 341 State Street on Saturday, February 7 from 11AM-12:30PM. The fee is $25. Please register on line at kanopydance.org or call 608.255.2211.

And for great opportunity to learn more about Ms. Orihara’s stellar dance career and the Graham technique and repertoire, please join us for a preshow talk at 7:00PM, Friday, February 6 on opening night.

Miki Orihara is best known for her 25-year career as Principal Dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, for which she earned a Bessie Award in 2011. She has performed on Broadway in “The King and I”, and with Elisa Monte, SITI Company, PierGroupDance, Lotuslotus and in productions by Twyla Tharp, and Robert Wilson. Orihara has presented her choreography in New York and Tokyo most recently in her solo concert, “Resonance” at La MaMa, NYC. She is a sought after teacher and coach working with the Kirov Ballet, Japan’s New National Theater Ballet School, the Ailey School, New York University, The Hartt School, L’ete de la Danse (Paris) and is Dance Director for Mishmash*Miki Orihara.

Martha Graham: In Her Footsteps.
Feb 6-8, 2015
Friday 7:30pm
Saturday 5:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday 2:30pm

Re-staging (by Ms. Orihara) of selections from Appalachian Spring licensed through Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

Pre-Show Talk Opening Night
Friday Feb 6, 7:00-7:30pm, Promenade Hall
Show ticket or ticket stub to “Martha Graham: In her Footsteps” for admittance. Kanopy and guest artists will discuss Martha Graham’s legacy and their work.

Tickets are now on sale at the Overture Center-please visit to purchase and for more information:TICKETS 608 258-4141. $29 General/$22 Student (college/university)/$14 kids (under 18)