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Arts Agôn – Undergraduate Symposium

April 12, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am


At this Arts Research session of the annual Undergraduate Symposium, undergraduate students in the arts will share their work with each other and with campus colleagues, creating connections and encouraging dialogue. Check Today In The Union (T.I.T.U.) the day of for exact location.

Topics addressed at the Arts Agôn session include:

  • A new dance work exploring how one might utilize the body in the search for self acceptance
  • A talk addressing the use of an elliptical map of the body, which allows for practical clothing design applications, addressing ergonomics, and the expanded range of possibilities for novel use of form, volume, and line within clothing design
  • A presentation about the implications of integrating art into social movements, including banner drops, puppetry, the production of protest signs, and more
  • A video triptych exploring the research of the Undocumented Migration Project, which studies undocumented migration between Mexico and the United States

Additionally, two performances will take place during the Undergraduate Symposium Reception at 1:30 pm in Varsity Hall, Union South. The Humane Experiment is a series of interdisciplinary performances that focuses on blackness and how blackness responds and interacts in the face of white supremacy. Investigating Prospects is a dance piece integrating modern dance and ballet. This solo borrows from the dancer’s background in Chinese traditional dance. Free and open to the public.

The annual Undergraduate Symposium showcases undergraduate creativity, achievement, research, service-learning and community-based research from all areas of study at UW–Madison including the humanities, fine arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Open to all undergraduates, the Symposium provides the opportunity for students to present their work in a professional setting. It also provides students with practical experience in public speaking and presentation skills. Additionally, it serves as a forum for other members of the campus and our community to engage in student research.


April 12, 2019
10:30 am - 11:45 am
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UW–Madison Division of the Arts
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Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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