Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe to Perform at the International Festival!

International Festival
Overture Center For the Arts
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Come see Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe Perform at International Festival at 3:45pm!
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Enjoy more than 30 FREE performances throughout Overture by artists who call Dane County home celebrating the rich cultural heritage within our community. Indulge in cuisines from around the world, browse stunning arts and crafts available for purchase and learn about the many local businesses with global connections.

A Choreographer’s Showcase II, January 28 at Overture Center for the Arts

Dance Wisconsin Presents
A Choreographer’s Showcase II

Saturday, January 28, 7:30pm
Promenade Hall, Overture Center for the Arts

BUY TICKETS or call 608.258.4141 for tickets.

New Works

Dance Wisconsin’s Choreographers’ Showcase II is a showpiece of 6 local choreographers and pieces set by the Dance Wisconsin Company. These pieces range from contemporary pointe to contemporary modern works. Several of these pieces will be shown in the Regional Dance America Festival held in Phoenix, Arizona in May. The showcase also features several pieces performed by dancers from Madison Contemporary Dance Company.

Nominate a Student for a Scholarship to a Summer Dance Intensive

Do you have a student with an eye on attending a summer intensive program but may need some financial support to make this dream come true?  Nominate your student for a Wisconsin Dance Council Summer Intensive Scholarship! Applications are due February 15, 2017 so act today! (Photo © Matzner Photography)
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Nominations can only be made by WDC Members.  Not a member?  Join today!  Memberships start at $25.

Infusion Dance Intensive at Pius XI Catholic High School’s Performing Arts Center

Sunday, January 29 – 9am-4:30pm
Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center
Pius XI Catholic High School

Register online today, or click here for a downloadable registration form.

Click here or on the poster below for more information.

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This one day intensive experience gives Dance students from grades 8-12 the opportunity to interface with some of the best and brightest in the world of Dance from across the country.

Enrollment is only $50 and includes lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Space is limited–don’t miss out!

 

Shadowland by Pilobolus Coming to Wisconsin Union Theater

Shadowland by Pilobolus Coming to Wisconsin Union Theater
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at 8 p.m. in Shannon Hall

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The Wisconsin Union Theater is thrilled to be hosting dance group Pilobolus on their international tour of Shadowland on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at 8 p.m. in Shannon Hall. Pricing is as follows: UW-Madison students are $15, Union Members and non-UW students are $44, $40, $25, UW Faculty and Staff are $46, $42 & $25 and the general public are $48, $44 and $25. Tickets can be purchased on our website, at the Memorial Union box office or by calling 608-265-ARTS.

Shadowland is an exciting display of theatric modern dance and multi-media, telling a wordless story. Pilobolus’ innovative directors and dancers created the unique coming-of-age narrative together with Spongebob SquarePants lead writer Steven Banks. As expected from these collaborators, the show is dazzling.

Gymnastic and intricate dance, paired with a technical approach to a dreamlike backdrop, work together to show what happens when a teenage girl falls into her dark and complex dreams. The performance is fluid in comedy, drama and the cartoonish exploration of both human experience and artistic creativity. With an original and diverse score by composer David Poe, this experience is anything but ordinary, as it swallows its audience into the illusory world of Shadowland.

Pilobolus has been creating and touring dance theater for 44 years, with over 120 pieces performed in over 65 countries in their repertoire. They have performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oprah, Ellen, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, the Today Show, and for The 79th Annual Academy Awards. Shadowland first premiered in 2015 at the New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and has been touring after opening to high praise.

The Wisconsin Union Theater is proud to welcome this renowned company to Shannon Hall, and we cannot wait to explore the Shadowland!

This performance is presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee and supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. WSUM 91.7FM is a media sponsor.

Exciting News from Call for Peace Drum & Dance Company!

Call For Peace:  “Dancing the Dream”,  A New Hope for Humanity! has been accepted as a panel presentation at the 9th International Conference of Museums for Peace, April 10-13, 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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Save the Date to See the Film in Madison

When: Saturday, January 7, 2017
Where: Madison Central Library. Room 301
Open House: 11:00am to 4:30pm (Program 1:00pm to 3:00pm)
Questions: Call 608-469-8572 or go to callforpeace@callforpeace.org