A live panel discussion on Dance, Film and Future Landscapes, featuring panelists Harmony Bench, Omari ‘Motion’ Carter, Li Chiao-Ping, Gabri Christa, Charlotte Griffin, and Katrina McPherson.
From Slow-Motion to Ticking, Gliding and isolations, this workshop will explore how these ways of moving can be expanded upon to develop narrative and character-driven dance performance. Going beyond the technique, the session fuses pedestrian action, character work and animation dance conventions to explore how these dances, influenced by animated stories on screen, can be the starting point for telling stories for all styles of movement makers.
This session will introduce participants to the art of body percussion in an aim to bridge the gap between dance and musical language. Open to UW students.
In his presentation, Omari 'Motion' Carter draws from his postgraduate study which focused on dances within hip hop culture and their relationship to narrative. Additionally, Omari will explore the label of “urban” within a screendance context.
Judy Frater, spring 2022 interdisciplinary artist-in-residence, will talk about the residency and upcoming exhibition Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation.
This exhibition is a collaboration between traditional textile artisan designers in the Kutch district in northwest India and students enrolled in Judy Frater's Interdisciplinary Arts Residency course at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These final works, along with their inspiration object from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, will be on view in celebration of the language of tradition, collaboration, and hand work in textile design.
Three finalist groups will present their proposals to a virtual audience in this final round where a judging panel will deliberate and select a winner. The top three proposals receive funding of $2,000, $1,000, and $500 in support of their projects. Attend in person or virtually!
Co-design teams comprising UW–Madison students enrolled in Judy Frater's spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency course and traditional artisans from Kutch, India have worked together this semester to present the exhibition Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation and a public trunk show. The work being sold will consist of limited editions of the co-designed textiles as well as pieces designed and produced by the artisans. During this time, the exhibition will be open and there will be a reception. The trunk show is supported by the Global Artisans Initiative.
This semester, students in the spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Arts Residency course with Judy Frater collaborated with traditional weaving, embroidery, block-printing, and bandhani artists from the Kutch district of India. The students look forward to sharing their collaboration experiences throughout this class in a public presentation.
The Division of the Arts provides research support to faculty, staff and students in the arts. Each spring, the division recognizes achievements and professional service along with supporting future creative endeavors and research.