Dance News Feedhttp://dance.wisc.edu/This is the News RSS Feed for the Dance Department in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.urn:uuid:d3bec237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttp://dance.wisc.edu/dance/news/2019/10/30/uw-madison-s-teixeira-receives-two-major-awards-for-experimental-documentary---on-exile UW-Madison’s Teixeira receives two major awards for documentary, ‘On Exile’UW-Madison’s José Carlos Teixeira recently received two major awards for his experimental documentary film, “On Exile.” Teixeira is an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Art Department. “On Exile” received both the Jurors Award and Best Documentary Short recognition at The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image in New York on Oct. 19.Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:30:00 Z<p>UW-Madison&rsquo;s Jos&eacute; Carlos Teixeira recently received two major awards for his experimental documentary film, &ldquo;On Exile.&rdquo;</p> <p>Teixeira is an assistant professor with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="http://art.wisc.edu" title="Art Dept. website" target="_blank">Art Department</a>.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="http://dance.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/jose-carlos-teixeira-350-px.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Jose Carlos Teixeira" displaymode="Original" title="Jose Carlos Teixeira 350 px " /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">UW-Madison&rsquo;s Jos&eacute; Carlos Teixeira received two major<br /> awards for his experimental documentary film, &ldquo;On Exile.&rdquo;<br /> Teixeira's work was recognized at The Artists Forum<br /> Festival of the Moving Image in New York on Oct. 19.<br /> (Photo: Visual Existence, Todd Ford)&nbsp;&nbsp;</figcaption> </figure> </div> &ldquo;On Exile&rdquo; received both the Jurors Award and Best Documentary Short recognition at <a href="https://www.theartistsforum.org/filmfest/2019.html" title="Artists Forum Festival website" target="_blank">The Artists Forum Festival of the Moving Image</a> in New York on Oct. 19.</p> <p>At the intersection of art, cinema, anthropology, and politics, &ldquo;On Exile&rdquo; reflects on the refugee experience, expanding on issues of migration, displacement, and otherness. As a quiet meditation, it develops intimate psychological portraits of Arab Muslims from Syria and Somalia, resettled in North America.</p> <p>Both the original feature and this short version have been presented, and <a href="http://theartistsforum.org/press/2019/2019affestnyc_noms_winners.pdf" title="Artists Forum awards" target="_blank">awarded</a>, in multiple venues and festivals around the world since 2017.&nbsp;</p> <p>Born and raised in Portugal, Teixeira is a visual artist, filmmaker, and educator whose work has been exhibited internationally in prestigious art museums and galleries, as well as screened at various film events.</p> View a video trailer for &ldquo;On Exile&rdquo; via <a href="https://vimeo.com/260167145" title="trailer for On Exile" target="_blank">this</a> Vimeo link.&nbsp;urn:uuid:c9bec237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttp://dance.wisc.edu/dance/news/2019/10/30/state-journal-spotlights--flight--from-uw-madison-s-choy State Journal spotlights 'FLIGHT' from UW-Madison’s ChoyThe Wisconsin State Journal put the spotlight on UW-Madison’s Peggy Choy and her upcoming performance, “FLIGHT: Torn like a rose.” Choy, a faculty member with the School of Education’s Dance Department, has built the performance’s dance work around her interpretation of the 12th century epic poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar. The poem, well-known in Iran, is designed to inspire people to question their self-interest and worldly gain.Wed, 30 Oct 2019 10:07:00 Z<p>The Wisconsin State Journal put the spotlight on UW-Madison&rsquo;s Peggy Choy and her upcoming performance, &ldquo;FLIGHT: Torn like a rose.&rdquo;</p> <p>Choy, a faculty member with the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="http://dance.wisc.edu" title="Dance Dept. website" target="_blank">Dance Department</a>, has built the performance&rsquo;s dance work around her interpretation of the 12th&nbsp;century epic poem, &ldquo;The Conference of the Birds,&rdquo; by the Persian poet Farid ud-Din Attar.&nbsp;</p> <p>The poem, well-known in Iran, is designed to inspire people to question their self-interest and worldly gain.</p> <p><img src="http://dance.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/flight_400l.jpg?sfvrsn=0" displaymode="Original" alt="FLIGHT" title="Flight_400L" class="FloatImageRight" />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s exciting,&rdquo; Madison dancer Lancouir Yancey, who worked with Choy on this project, tells the State Journal in its report. &ldquo;This is probably one of the most intricately woven together pieces that Peggy&rsquo;s written.&rdquo;</p> <p>Yancey tells the State Journal that she has worked with Choy for seven years, and has backgrounds in break dance, gymnastics, capoeira, and other martial arts. Choy, the article explains, is well known for her Afro-Asian approach to dance, often described as having an avant garde way of approaching movement, performance, and theater.&nbsp;</p> <p>In &ldquo;FLIGHT,&rdquo; dancers &mdash; including Choy and Yancey &mdash; become birds of various species who take great risks to live together and find the &ldquo;sublime Rose of Love.&rdquo;</p> <p>The Peggy Choy Dance Company put on &ldquo;FLIGHT,&rdquo; which was originally performed in New York in 2017, at a Brooklyn, New York theater three times last week and will be staging it three times this week at UW-Madison&rsquo;s Lathrop Hall.</p> <p>&ldquo;I thought it was just a great opportunity,&rdquo; Choy tells the State Journal. &ldquo;we&rsquo;ve worked so hard on this, so I thought it would be very good to share with the university community and public at large.&rdquo;</p> <p>Performances will take place on Thursday Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., Friday Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., and Saturday Nov. 2 at 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tickets are $22, and $16 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online <a href="http://artsticketing.wisc.edu" title="Art Ticketing website" target="_blank">here</a>, by phone at 608-265-ARTS, and in person at Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Check out the Wisconsin State Journal report via <a href="https://madison.com/wsj/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/sufi-poem-becomes-challenging-diverse-dance-on-uw-stage/article_60748aff-ce4b-518b-a6ef-9039a650ab52.html" title="Read more here" target="_blank">this madison.com web page</a>.</p>urn:uuid:71bcc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttp://dance.wisc.edu/dance/news/2019/10/30/isthmus-spotlights-alums-baker--ross-and-launch-of-their-women-artists-forward-fund Isthmus spotlights alums Baker, Ross and launch of their Women Artists Forward FundIsthmus recently shared an article spotlighting UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross — and the launch of their Women Artists Forward Fund, created to support female artists in Wisconsin. Baker earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education’s Art Department in 1990, and Ross receive her MFA in 1992. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:50:00 Z<p>Isthmus recently shared an article spotlighting UW-Madison alumnae Brenda Baker and Bird Ross &mdash; and the launch of their Women Artists Forward Fund, created to support female artists in Wisconsin.&nbsp;</p> <p>Baker earned her master of fine arts degree from the School of Education&rsquo;s <a href="http://art.wisc.edu" title="Art dept. website" target="_blank">Art Department</a> in 1990, and Ross receive her MFA in 1992.&nbsp;</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="http://dance.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/being-forward-take-3dabdc237c0a569e0ad6dff0000cdac6d.png?sfvrsn=0" alt="Brenda Baker and Bird Ross" displaymode="Original" title="being-forward-take-3" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption"> Brenda Baker (left) and Bird Ross have raised over<br /> $300,000 to put toward the Women Artists<br /> Forward Fund. Both earned master of fine arts<br /> degrees from the School of Education's Art<br /> Department.</figcaption> </figure> </div> The idea for the Fund, Isthmus reports, was born out of a collaborative art project Baker and Ross did for &ldquo;Capitol at 100,&rdquo; an exhibit curated by Martha Glowacki at the Overture Center. Their contribution, &ldquo;Being Forward,&rdquo; featured a black and white photograph of Jean Pond Miner sculpting the iconic &ldquo;Forward&rdquo; statue housed in the lobby of the Wisconsin Historical Society.&nbsp;</p> <p>Through their research, they discovered that Wisconsin native Miner had sculpted the statue during the 1893 World&rsquo;s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, thanks to financial support from a female Janesville afternoon tea club, now the Janesville Women&rsquo;s Club.&nbsp;</p> <p>Isthmus explains that not only was &ldquo;Forward&rdquo; created due to support from women, but the statue&rsquo;s restoration was also supported by Wisconsin women. Despite these efforts, though, Baker and Ross, both working artists, explain that state spending on arts is dismal.</p> <p>&ldquo;If we really believe art and culture is what fuels our souls and community, and brings people to our community, we should be investing more money in it. Not just in organizations, but the individuals that are making the art,&rdquo; Baker tells Isthmus.&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the past two years, Baker and Ross have raised over $300,000 to put towards the fund, an endowment that will be held at the Madison Community Foundation. This November, two artists will be selected to receive $10,000 awards, and all applicants will have their art displayed in the Diane Endres Ballweg Art Gallery on the third floor of the Central Library. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> For complete details, check out the&nbsp;Isthmus article <a href="https://isthmus.com/arts/visual-arts/brenda-baker-bird-ross-women-artists-forward-fund/" title="Isthmus article" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>urn:uuid:41bfc237-c0a5-69e0-ad6d-ff0000cdac6dhttp://dance.wisc.edu/dance/news/2019/10/29/curt-mueller--founder-of-mueller-sports-medicine-and-supporter-of-athletic-training-program--dies Curt Mueller, founder of Mueller Sports Medicine and supporter of athletic training program, diesUW-Madison alumnus Curt Mueller, who grew his Mueller Sports Medicine company into a global powerhouse, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Oct., 19, according to this obituary. Mueller, a longtime supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers and the athletic training program within the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology, was 85 years old. He played basketball for the Badgers from 1954-56, and started Mueller Sports Medicine in the basement of his father's drugstore in Prairie du Sac in 1959.Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:18:56 Z<p>UW-Madison alumnus Curt Mueller, who grew his Mueller Sports Medicine company into a global powerhouse, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, Oct., 19, according to <a href="https://www.hooversonfuneralhomes.com/obituary/curtis-mueller" title="Read more here" target="_blank">this obituary</a>.</p> <p>Mueller, a longtime supporter of the Wisconsin Badgers and the athletic training program within the School of Education&rsquo;s Department of Kinesiology, was 85 years old. He played basketball for the Badgers from 1954-56, and started Mueller Sports Medicine in the basement of his father's drugstore in Prairie du Sac in 1959. </p> <p>&ldquo;Curt was a tremendous supporter of the athletic training profession and went out of his way to support athletic trainers in Wisconsin and across the country,&rdquo; says Andrew Winterstein, a distinguished clinical professor who directs UW-Madison&rsquo;s athletic training program.</p> <p> <div class="FloatImageRight"> <figure class="IWCWrapper"> <div class="IWCImage"> <img src="http://dance.wisc.edu/images/WebDispenser/news-and-events/curt-mueller.jpg?sfvrsn=0" alt="Curt Mueller" displaymode="Original" title="Curt Mueller" /> </div> <figcaption class="IWCCaption">Mueller </figcaption> </figure> </div> In 2006, Mueller pledged a $1 million gift to UW-Madison to support Badger athletics and the athletic training program. The multi-purpose nature of the gift &mdash; from the entire Mueller family of Sports Medicine (Curt Mueller, CEO; Brett Mueller, President; Ginger Mueller-Mann, V.P. Western Region and Jeff Mueller, Southeast Regional Sales) -- was a significant factor to Curt Mueller.</p> <p>&ldquo;Being a Wisconsin native and as a 'walk on' to the University of Wisconsin, it was a privilege to graduate in pharmacy and play Big Ten basketball in the 1950's,&rdquo; Curt Mueller said in a news release at the time. &ldquo;Our contribution to university athletics, the athletic training education program, and the sports medicine facilities is very important to me.&rdquo;</p> <p>As part of this support, the UW -Madison School of Education received $300,000 to establish the Mueller Sports Medicine Endowment Fund for Athletic Training to provide ongoing support for capital projects, student financial assistance, salary support, and research.</p> <p>&ldquo;His generous endowment that allowed us to create the Mueller Fund for Athletic Training Excellence at UW-Madison has had an enormous impact in our ability to maintain a quality program and support the needs of our students,&rdquo; says Winterstein. &ldquo;He truly loved UW-Madison.&rdquo;</p> <p>According to the obituary, a Celebration of Life will be held Nov. 30 at the Sauk Prairie River Arts Center located at Sauk Prairie High School, 105 9th St., Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin.&nbsp; Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Memories of Curt will be shared