Jazz Tap Artist Katherine Kramer will be in residence next week at the Dance Department. Kramer’s residency will focus on exploring democracy in tap dance/jazz music. As part of the residency, she will teach two community workshops and host a Friday Forum. These events are designed to explore the shared principles between Jazz Arts and democracy – listening, open communication, respect, collaboration, and improvisation.
Among her many accomplishments as a performer, choreographer, and educator, on July 10, 2018, Kramer received one of the dance world’s highest honors: The Hoofer Award, given annually since 2001 (when the legendary Gregory Hines won it) by the American Tap Dance Foundation.
All events are free and open to the public. All ages and levels are welcome. No tap shoes required.
Monday, October 29
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
549 Lathrop Hall
Thursday, November 1
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
549 Lathrop Hall
Friday, November 2
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
The above video is of Wisconsin Dance Council President Simone Ferro performing “the quiet” from DANCING ON THE CEILING.
Dancing on the Ceiling included seven critically-acclaimed, award-winning performers ages 50 and above, whose careers jointly span nearly 200 years, joining together to present DANCING ON THE CEILING, a series of original solos exploring the fabric of women’s lives with strength, poignancy, and wit.
DANCING ON THE CEILING has been presented at the universities of Iowa, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Wisconsin-Madison. Watch for this wonderful performance in your area. It included performances by Simone Linhares Ferro, Chair of the Department of Dance at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Charlotte Adams, a Professor in the Department of Dance at the University of Iowa, Beth Corning, Artistic Director of corning dances & company, Heidi Latsky, Artistic Director of Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), based in NYC, Li Chiao-Ping, Vilas Research Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department and Artistic Director of Li Chiao-Ping Dance, Debra Loewen, Artistic Director of WILD SPACE DANCE COMPANY in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Endalyn Taylor, Assistant Professor at The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
“the quiet” was choreographed by Mauriah Kraker. The video was taken by Meredith W. Watts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison performance, October 12-13, 2018.
Wild Space Dance Company Presents, “Acts of Discovery”
Advance Tickets: $22 General, $16 Student/Senior
or call 800-838-3006
Discoveries await around every corner of an Art Moderne warehouse when Wild Space Dance Company creates a new performance adventure! Wander through the chambers and anterooms of the former dairy distribution plant as dancers and musicians transform industrial relics into site-based vignettes. Steel milk crates become dance shoes, glazed brick walls offer a sound source, and pipes, platforms and sinks become props and stages for intimate gestures and bold movements. Choose your own path among the revolving acts and discover something new!
Please join Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance for the annual Jennifer Schmitz Memorial Scholarship benefit performance at Lakeside Street Coffee House featuring Milwaukee Emmy Award-winning Flamenco guitarist, Peter Baime, flamenco dancer Tania Tandias and scholarship winners Andrea Chávez-Lázaro, Melissa Ganshert, Lauren Hodkiewicz and Wendy Samacá
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Lakeside Street Coffee House
402 W Lakeside St, Madison
$15/$10 (student & senior) suggested donation
Entrance is by suggested donation on a first come, first served basis. So, come early and make sure to get a seat at this intimate venue!
A WAY IN:
discovering the connection between task and truth
When & Where
Saturday, October, 13, 2018 | 10:30-12:00 p.m.
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI
349 Lathrop Hall
All-levels, community class
In this workshop, Heidi Latsky, Artistic Director of Heidi Latsky Dance, will guide participants through exercises from her MARS (mindful activation release study) inclusive practice designed to enhance and deepen performance as a task based experience.
The warm-up will move into a structured improvisation that is the foundation of Latsky’s choreography ON DISPLAY. ON DISPLAY is a series of movement installations that have been disrupting the urban landscape worldwide since 2015. It is an art exhibit where the art is live; a sculpture court featuring performers ranging in age, disability, race, and size. This workshop will delve into the very essence of these installations, giving participants an opportunity to experience the techniques and intentions behind this work.
About Heidi Latsky
Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD), founded in 2001, redefines beauty and virtuosity through performance and discourse, using performers with unique attributes to bring rigorous, passionate and provocative contemporary dance to diverse audiences. HLD has recieved numerous awards, commissions and residencies, and has toured internationally. Since 2006 the company has incorporated performers with disabilities. Heidi is thrilled to be back in Madison.www.heidilatskydance.org
For questions or more information please contact Lyndsay Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Vannucchi, a student at Misty’s Dance Unlimited, performed a solo at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018! Ms. Vannucchi performed “Heaven I Know”, a piece choreographed by Kylie Williams, that honored our members that passed away.
In the morning the Conference Master Classes were taught by Cyenthia Vijayakumar and Cedric Gardner. Professional development for teachers included a session on On Line Marketing with Rhee Gold and a panel discussion with representatives from the dance departments at Belot College, Carthage College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
Later in the afternoon there was an Award Ceremony to honor our five distinguished honorees: Mary Katic (Career Recognition), Dani Kuepper (Choreography/Performance), Marlene Skog (Distinction), Marlene Turbin Weldon (Career Recognition), and Roger White (Lifetime Achievement).
Ms. Vannucchi’s performance capped off a wonderful day of learning and celebration.
Seven critically-acclaimed, award-winning performers ages 50 and above, whose careers jointly span nearly 200 years, join together to present DANCING ON THE CEILING, a series of original solos exploring the fabric of women’s lives with strength, poignancy, and wit.
Classes are from October 15 – December 13
- 9:00 am: Core & Restore 2
- 10:00 am: Core & Restore
- 11:30 am: Meditation In Motion: Qigong
- 1:15 pm: Dance for Health
Wednesday Classes: @ The Yurt
- 10:00 am: Pilates Circuit Training
- 11:00 am: Core & Restore 55+
- 12:00 pm: Qigong: Meditation In Motion
Thursday Class: @ UW-Health/The American Center
- 7:30 am: Restorative Aerial Yoga
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Appointments: @ The Yurt
- Private Pilates & Bodywork
- Sacred LifeStyle Coaching
- Dance, Performance & Sports Coaching
- Guided Meditation & Qi Restoration Treatment
- Young Living Essential Oil Treatments, Consultations & Sales
Corporate Wellness Consultation & Workshops by Appointment
Contact Dianné Jean Aldrich: 608-279-5225