Winterdances...Past Moving ForwardJanuary 23-26, 2014 in the Mainstage Theatre
7:30pm Thurs-Sat; 2pm Sun
UWM’s Dance Department celebrates its 50th Anniversary by honoring the past and embracing the new. The program features works by both past and current faculty and students, embodying the history of the department as it launches into the next five decades. It includes works by alumna and New York artist Keely Garfield; alumnae and current faculty Debra Loewen and Christina Briggs Winslow; newest dance faculty Maria Gillespie; and current Dance MFA student Carrie Lande (Homuth).
The dancing in Keely Garfield’s “Lamb” is framed by the Zen saying, “Fall seven times, stand up eight”—when life knocks you down, you should get up and try again. In “Anything at all,” Debra Loewen investigates the speculative nature of anticipation and the myriad of possibilities the future holds in store. Christina Briggs Winslow excavates hidden stories and considers the translation of content in “Proximity determines.” Maria Gillespie offers “La Hora de Salir (deconstructed),” which explores the mechanics of departures and the politics of intimacy and blurs the lines between desire and our quest for unity. Carrie Lande (Homuth)’s “Going to Polly’s” premiered on Dancemakers 2013.Tickets: $17 adult /$15 seniors, UWM faculty, staff/ /$5 (presale) OR $8 (night of show) PSOA students / Free for Dance majors
Box office: arts.uwm.edu/tickets or call 414-229-4308