The “thinking dancer,” a concept long embraced by the Dance Program, takes on new meaning in the program’s Fall Faculty Concert, SPLASH!, at 8…
Ralph Russo, cultural arts director of the Wisconsin Unions and Union Theater director, says that the magic experienced at the Union Theater is the result of a collaborative process: “We are not an ‘I’ organization; we’re a team. At the theater, students drive the programming and the staff works to support that. This arrangement is unique in higher education. Usually, campus performing arts facilities are not connected to campus/student unions.”
There’s no end in sight for the strike at the Writers Guild of America, but that doesn’t mean you need to sit around boo-hooing, watching reruns or mind-numbing reality TV. Much finer entertainments are in the works on campus for the spring semester. See a play, visit a gallery, take in a film and attend a concert, or two or seven. Campus arts groups will present the works of the world-renowned as well as our student artists-in-the-making.
The Dance Program, the first in the country to offer a degree in dance, continues its 80th anniversary celebration throughout April.
When Margaret H’Doubler pioneered the Dance Program 80 years ago — making it the first degree-granting program of its kind in the country — she had much more than tutus and tap shoes in mind.