University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point NDEO Student Chapter Presentation, November 12, 2018!

NDEO Student Chapter Presentation
Date and Time: November 12 from 6:00-6:30
Location: Noel Fine Arts Center 221

Nine UWSP dance students who attended the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conference in San Diego will be giving the presentation they gave at the conference, in addition to sharing their experience and ideas they took away from the conference. At this time, they will also be sharing other information about NDEO and the introduction of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) to UWSP NDEO members.

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.

 

Jazz Tap Artist Katherine Kramer in Residence at the UW-Madison Dance Department, October 29-November 2, 2018!

Beantown Tap Festival Performance Boston, MA (August 2016) Photo credit: Joni Lohr

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.

RESIDENCY SCHEDULE
All events are free and open to the public. All ages and levels are welcome. No tap shoes required.

Monday, October 29
Community Workshop
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
549 Lathrop Hall

Thursday, November 1
Community Workshop
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
549 Lathrop Hall

Friday, November 2
Friday Forum
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall

FURTHER INFORMATION
For more information about Kramer, please visit her website. For more information about the residency, please contact the residency coordinators Isabel Esch and Kaitlin Verchimak

Simone Ferro Performed “the quiet”

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.  

Take a Bite Out of Ticket Prices to the Milwaukee Ballet’s “Dracula” !

Save 20% on Dracula Tickets Until the Thursday, Oct 18 at 11:59pm.

Buy now to save on your tickets to the Milwaukee Ballet’s thrilling season-opener! The living and the undead collide in Michael Pink’s engrossing dance drama which has chilled and thrilled audiences around the world.

To celebrate this production’s 20th Anniversary in America, save 20% on tickets* to the Thursday evening or Saturday matinee performance with code DRAC20.

Thursday, Oct 25 | 7:30pm – Good seats still available | Use code to save!
Friday, Oct 26 7:30pm – Good seats still available
Saturday, Oct 27 2:00pm  – Best availability | Use code to save!
Saturday, Oct, 27 | 7:30pm – Limited availability | Luz San Miguel’s Retirement
Sunday, Oct 28 | 2:00pm – Best seats selling fast

Buy Online
Tickets also available through Milwaukee Ballet’s box office at 414-902-2103.
*Select seats. Special price expires Thursday, Oct 18 at 11:59pm.
 

Wild Space Dance Company Presents “Acts of Discovery”, October 24-27, 2018!

Wild Space Dance Company Presents, “Acts of Discovery”

Photography by Tom Bamberger

Site-specific Performance
7:30 PM, October 24-27, 2018
1633 E. North Avenue, Milwauke

Advance Tickets: $22 General, $16 Student/Senior
Tickets at the door: $25 General, $18 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! 
Sound design by C. Olivia Valenza.

  

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


  

Join Tania Tandias Flamenco & Spanish Dance for the Annual Jennifer Schmitz Memorial Scholarship Benefit!

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

RECUERDOS FLAMENCOS

Saturday, October 27, 2018
7:30 pm

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!

Li Chiao-Ping Dance & the UW-Madison Dance Department Present a Community Class with Heidi Latsky!

Li Chiao-Ping Dance and the UW-Madison Dance Department Present Master Class with Heidi Latsky!as Part of the Master Classes for DANCING ON THE CEILING.
 
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
 
Class Description
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
 
Questions
For questions or more information please contact Lyndsay Lewis at mgr@lcpdance.org

Grace Vannucchi, performed a solo at the Wisconsin Dance Council’s Award Ceremony on August 18, 2018!

Photograph by Matzner Photography

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 CollegeCarthage 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.  

Join Seven critically-acclaimed, award-winning performers, for DANCING ON THE CEILING, October 12-13, 2018!

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. 

This concert, which is co-presented by Li Chiao-Ping Dance and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department, will include performances from 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 artists will also be teaching master classes in the UW-Madison Dance Department the week prior to the concert. A free community dance class, open to the public, will be offered on Saturday, October 13 from 10:30-12:00 p.m. 

DANCING ON THE CEILING highlights the mastery of these mature, renowned artists, who bring nuance, subtlety, and a rich sense of humanity to each work, often with witty and wry points of view. 

PERFORMANCES
Friday, October 12  |  8:00 p.m.
Saturday October 13  |  2:30 p.m.
Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

FREE COMMUNITY CLASS
Saturday, October 13 | 10:30-12:00 p.m. 
Studio 349 Lathrop Hall
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI

TICKETS ON SALE OCT 1
$22 General Public
$16 Students/Seniors
Tickets will be on sale October 1, 2018 at Campus Arts Ticketing. You may purchase tickets online, by phone (608-265-ARTS) or in person at 800 Langdon Street, Madison, WI. Audience members who pay cash in person at the Campus Arts Ticketing office will not have to pay convenience fees. Likewise, individuals can pay cash at the door one hour before the show at Lathrop Hall and will not be charged service fees.

RECEPTION
There will be a reception with the artists immediately following Friday’s performance in the Virginia Harrison Parlor, Lathrop Hall.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
DANCING ON THE CEILING is made possible in part with generous support from Dane Arts, with additional funding from the Endres Mfg. Company Foundation, Evjue Foundation, charitable arms of The Capital Times, the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation, and the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation; Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board; with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; UW-Madison School of Education Virginia Horne Henry Fund, UW-Madison Dance Department, and UW-Madison Vilas Trustees; and LCPD’s Circle of Friends.