Deck the Halls with Snow Fairies, Solstice Lights and Carols
As the snowflakes begins to swirl, and icicles dot the winter landscape, Kanopy presents two treasured December stories through dance: Once Upon a Winter’s Eve and The Norse Tree of Life (Yggdrasil). In Winter’s Eve, a little girl wanders into a glade of trees to play at twilight. Amongst the glistening branches and glittery snow she happens upon the snow fairies and their queen. Accompanied by “Ceremony of Carols,” it’s a stunning tale of winter wonder. Deeper in Kanopy’s snowy forest, audiences will encounter ladies dancing gaily under a mighty Norse evergreen. To mark the season, a little girl and her friends drape the tree with garlands and yuletide decorations. Don’t miss these holiday gems!
Master Class in Yoga and Performance Art
Saturday Dec 1, 10:30AM-12PM
Kanopy Studio, 341 State St Madison WI 53703
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The UW-Madison Dance Department presents the annual Kloepper Concert, a studio performance of new student work, in the historic Louise Kloepper Studio, room 549 Lathrop Hall on December 8-9, 2018.
Thirteen student choreographers, including Caroline Criste, Lauren Forrest, Charli Harris, Elisa Hildner, Julianna Hom, Lauren John, Haley Johnson, Cassie Last, Lauren Lynch, Sarah Meltzer, Jessica Robling, Megan Schimke, Bailey Seymour, and Alice Svetic will present a mix of solo and ensemble works Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 pm, followed by a matinee performance on Sunday, December 9 at 2:30 pm.
Two of the works from this performance, She is not Pink by Elisa Hildner and Rule Number One: Keep Going by Bailey Seymour, were also selected to represent the Dance Department at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) North-Central conference, an annual conference which supports and recognizes dance in higher education. The conference will take place in March 2019 at the University of Minnesota-Morris.
The concert will also feature an ensemble piece from the First Year Workshop, a collaborative piece from first-year dance degree students directed by Kate Corby, associate professor and chair of the Dance Department.
ABOUT THE KLOEPPER CONCERT
This studio concert is named for Louise Kloepper, former chair of the Dance Department. Kloepper came to the UW in 1942 to study dance, after almost a decade teaching and dancing with the Hanya Holm School and Company. In 1942, she was the first dance professional admitted as a dance student at the UW-Madison campus. The same year she graduated, in 1946, she became an assistant professor at UW-Madison. Kloepper was a distinguished teacher of dance technique and composition, serving as artistic director and producer for many faculty-student presentations. She chaired the program for several years and was a professor of dance until she retired in 1975.
Professor Emerita Anna Nassif said Kloepper was “a humanist who followed the ideas of John Dewey and Margaret H’Doubler” someone who “put her faith in each student’s ability and talent to grow into a teacher, artist, therapist by his or her own effort and motivation.” This studio concert of student works is aptly named, as it represents an opportunity for creative growth for students in a space – Studio 549, Lathrop Hall – dedicated to Kloepper.
Saturday, December 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday, December 9 at 2:30pm
Louise Kloepper Studio, 549 Lathrop Hall
1050 University Ave., Madison, WI
Tickets are $10, cash only, and can only be purchased at the door, one hour before the performances. Seating is VERY limited.
There will be a reception immediately following Saturday’s performance in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall.
Marlene Skog will present her evening-length contemporary ballet concert‘Consider It Not So Deeply.’ in Madison, November 15-November 17, 2018 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue, Madison.
Contemporary Ballet Unpacks Female Strength and Wit
Through the Lens of Shakespeare’s Women
‘Consider It Not So Deeply.‘ explores the conflicting layers of the female psyche in Shakespeare’s women through Skog’s powerful, demanding choreography, Shakespeare’s theatrical prose, and original sound, designed by Matan Rubenstein and Timothy Russell.
The concert features a lively 60 minutes of evocative contemporary movement accompanied by both original music and that of Vivaldi, as well as spoken word. It includes a cast of 15 dance artists and one actor performing a mix of solo and ensemble works that “unearth the shifting roles and identity of females within Renaissance society across cultures and throughout history,” said Skog, an assistant professor of dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“My interest here, was to examine the complexity of the female through contemporary movement, spoken monologues and music, and Shakespeare’s women provide a tremendous landscape for that,” she said. Skog said further that Shakespeare’s female characters are shrewd, outspoken, and multidimensional. She intends, with this body of work, to bring their “passion, guilt, tenderness, and courage” to life through dance.
Thursday, November 15 at 8:00pm
Friday, November 16 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 17 at 2:30pm
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
1050 University Ave., Madison
Tickets are $22, $16 for students/seniors and will be on sale the week of November 5, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online at artsticketing.wisc.edu, by phone at 608-265-ARTS, and in person at 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI.
**If you pay cash in person anytime at Campus Arts Ticketing or at Lathrop Hall one hour before the show, you will not have to pay additional facility fees.
About the Choreographer
Marlene Skog’s career as a performer and award-winning choreographer spans over thirty years at home and abroad. She is a passionate educator and advocate for the arts. Her work is known for its emotional range, brilliant technique, and intentional fluidity between classical ballet and contemporary dance styles. It addresses the enduring question of what it means to be human and is purposeful in its strong synthesis of movement, music and message.
A native New Yorker, Skog worked in Sweden for fourteen years, founding the international company, Marlene Skog & Dancers, as well as Uppsala Dansakedemi, an establishment for dance arts. Skog was commissioned to choreograph for multiple cultural events in Sweden, including the International Arts Festival—Norway, Scandinavian Cultural Conference, and the International Women’s Convention at Uppsala University. Additionally, she was awarded several unique honors for a foreign national, including the prestigious People’s University Cultural Prize, Gotsa Knutsson Cultural Award and NordBanken’s Cultural Award.
Skog received her MFA from the University of Arizona, where her tenure was recognized with the Creative Achievement Award as well as the Green Valley Concert Association Fellowship Award in Choreography. Her work has been performed nationally and internationally, including Charlotte, Chicago, New York City, Hawaii, Madison, and across the Midwest, as well as the King’s Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the World Dance Alliance in Vancouver B.C. She is currently on faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an Assistant Professor of Dance.
Ages 2-3: 11-11:30
Ages 3-4: 11:30-12:15 (reading a short story)
Students will dance to Nutcracker music from our upcoming Children’s Nutcracker production!
Register using the link below for the Kehl School[s Winter Nutcracker themed FREE Dance class! Enjoy a classic Nutcracker story with Miss Ashley and dance out the Nutcracker ballet with props, imagination and lots of fun! Information below:
Who: Students ages 2-5- no dance experience required! (*if your student is NOT in this age range but would like to try a free dance class, there is an option check below!)
When: Friday, November 16th 11-11:30am (ages 2-3), 11:30-12:15 (ages 3-5)
Where: Madison Kehl Studio, 5117 Verona Road inside the Design Mart
Two performances times:
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. or
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
This interdisciplinary work imagines artist Levi Fisher Ames (1843–1923) on his final day. Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames explores his memories, family, showmanship, and relationship with the creatures he created through a mix of dialogue, dance, and film sequences. Presented by Danceworks Performance Company with Theatre MXT.
$20 ($15 member)
Photo: Against the Grain: The Life & Times of Levi Fisher Ames by Danceworks Inc. Performance Company in collaboration with Theatre MXT. Artwork courtesy of Danceworks Inc. Performance Company.
First Year Student Repertory Performance Date and Time: November 16 at 11:25 Location: Noel Fine Arts Center Courtyard
The UWSP first year dance program students will be presenting a work from their freshman repertory class. The work is entitled “Three Nocturnes.” This work is choreographed by Michael Estanich, and the students will be working in collaboration with the UWSP music department.
Danstage 2018 Auditions Date and Time: November 19 and 20 5:00-9:00 Location: Noel Fine Arts Center 136
Danstage performances will be held in the spring of 2019, featuring works created by UWSP faculty members Joan Karlen, Michael Estanich, and Jeannie Hill, as well as one guest choreographer.