Monthly Archives: March 2017

Master Class with Guest Artist Tania Tandias, Kanopy Dance Studio, April 6, 2017!


Master Class with Guest Artist Tania Tandias, Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance

For Intermediate/Advanced Dancers, Ages 11-Adult
Thursday, April 6, 4:30-6pm
Kanopy Dance Studio, 341 State Street

-Wear flamenco shoes/boots (males, females), character shoes, or hard sole shoes

-Flamenco skirt or full long skirt (females)

Tania Tandias has extensively studied Flamenco, Spanish Classical, and Escuela Bolera with two of the top Flamenco dancers in the United States today, Pablo Rodarte and Eva Enciñias-Sandoval in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has also studied with Juana Amaya in Seville, Spain, Rosa Montoya in San Francisco, Ricardo Montes in Madison, WI and numerous other Spanish artists including La Tati, Ciro, Eva “La Yerbabuena,” Javier LaTorre, Antonio Canales, and Lola and Carmela Greco. Besides Spanish dance, Tania Tandias has also studied and performed Greek dance with Vicky Tzoumerka-Knoedler, in whose company Mesoghios Greek Dance Troupe, she joined at the age of 15. Ms. Tandias also furthered her dance training with ballet at the University of Wisconsin- Madison with Vivian Tomlinson, Charmaine Ristow, and Margot Colbert. Ms. Tandias has performed with Maria Benitez’s Nuevo Flamenco in Santa Fe, NM. With this company she participated in statewide tours that brought flamenco to both public schools in the form of lecture-demonstrations and to the general pubic in full-length performances. She also danced in Nuevo Flamenco’s weekly performances at the Radisson Hotel of Santa Fe. Along with Nuevo Flamenco, Ms. Tandias was also a dancer in the Albuquerque-based Alma Flamenca, which performed in local venues, festivals, schools, and in the internationally acclaimed Festival Flamenco Internacional that takes place in Albuquerque every summer. While still living in New Mexico, she also performed in faculty concerts at the University of New Mexico and in the opera Carmen. Ms. Tandias now lives in her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, where she has been introducing, through performing and teaching, the beauty and passion of Flamenco and Spanish dance to fellow Wisconsinites. Besides numerous festivals, private parties, and lecture-demonstrations, Ms. Tandias has recently choreographed and danced in pieces for Kanopy Dance Company, Oshkosh Symphony, Madison Opera, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, Milwaukee Ballet, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra’s Concerts on the Square performance of Vivo Flamenco, which was televised on Wisconsin Public Television. In 2003, she received a grant from the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission for her performances of Fuego Flamenco at the Bartell Theatre.

Do you need a place to stay? University Campus housing is available and within walking distance to Kanopy Studio. Go to: or Questions: or 608.255.2211

DanceCircus Performs “…about TIME” at Danceworks Studio Theatre

Saturdays March 25 and April 1, @ 7:30pm
Sundays March 26, April 2 @ 3:30pm
At Danceworks Studio Theatre
Box Office or 414.277-8184.

Dances “…about TIME”

“To Think of Time” dance-theatre illuminating Walt Whitman’ poetry; SUNNY-SIDE UP the sun-goddess Sowilo (the ultimate source of time) on a freewheeling tour of sun myth & science; and QUINTESSENCE by Michaele Chaigneau-Norton. See CONCERTS for more information.


Attend Free Workshop and Receive Special Offer to Attend Freshwater Performance at JMKAC!

Invitation to Wisconsin Dance Council members and friends to attend March 25 Freshwater performance at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center featuring Picta Movement Collective (Beloit) and Knox College Dance Program. Call the Arts Center at 920.458.6144 and receive 20% off your ticket to the performance. Or attend both the workshop and performance on March 25 and receive $3 off your ticket price.2017-03-16-jmkac

by Picta Movement Collective, Featuring Knox College Dance Program
Performance 4:00p.m.

John Michael Arts Center
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081

Freshwater is a dance performance geared toward multigenerational audiences drawing movement from vaudeville, ballet, contemporary modern, and jazz. It features repertory works from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance (NYC), Con8 Collective (Vancouver, BC), Picta Movement Collective (Beloit, WI), and more. The performance will be lively, thought-provoking, engaging, and socially aware. Following the community-based workshops, the show promises to entertain and delight.

Performance runs about 45 minutes and will be followed with a talk-back with the artists.

Sign up to be part of the free workshop with Knox College on the same day from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for ages 11-18.

Learn more about movement and dance with Beloit (Picta Collective Movement) and Knox College Dance students.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center Presents: Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Fantasy Mar 17-18

Join Fred Astaire Dance Studio at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for a night filled with dancing and fun! Professional and amateur dancers will show off their skills in a variety of styles, capped off with a stunning professional dance show.


Buy Tickets – FRI @7PM

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Free Preview of UW-Stevens Point ATOMOS with Work by Eddy Ocampo on March 2!

Please Join the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance!

Studio Preview Showing of ATOMOS
Eddy Ocampo, choreographer
Thursday, March 2 at 7-7:30 p.m.
NFAC 130 dance studio
Free and Open to the Public

ATOMOS will be presented during Danstage 2017, April 7-9 and 13-15, Jenkins Theatre

Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance and COFAC Great Artists Great Speakers2017-03-01-uw-stevenspoint_eddy-ocampo
Eddy Ocampo, internationally renowned contemporary choreographer and dance teacher, has created ballets in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Russia and throughout the U.S. His work can be seen on such companies as Giordano Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Thodos Dance Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, Odyssey Dance Theatre (Salt Lake City), Kannon Dance (St Petersburg, Russia), and many regional ballet companies in the U.S. He has taught numerous artistic residencies for some of the most prestigious universities and colleges in the in Europe, Mexico, Canada, Turkey, the and Russia.

Mr. Ocampo served as school director of the Giordano Dance Center, as well as the director of Giordano II from 2000-2004. He is also the founding artistic director the American Jazz Dance Festival-New Generation in the Russian Republic and continues to travel to Russia yearly to spread his passion of jazz dance to many who may have never been exposed to the art form.

Mr. Ocampo has received many awards, nationally and internationally for his choreography, among them he is the recipient of:  the Dance Chicago Outstanding Choreography Award in 2003 & 2004, the Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation Choreography Award in 2005 & 2007, the National Choreography Recognition Award for Regional Dance America in 2012 & 2104 and has been honored as the 2005 Filipino American of the Year for his contribution to the arts community as a Filipino American. Mr. Ocampo resides in Chicago and is Co-Artistic Director of LEVELdance, a Chicago based, site specific design based contemporary dance company.  A video of Ms. Ocampo’s work is available here.