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April 27 - May 1
UWM Department of Dance presents Springdances 2017, featuring faculty and guest artist choreographic works performed by Dance BA and BFA majors. Faculty include Daniel Burkholder, Maria Gillespie, and Dani Kuepper; guest choreographer Holly Johnston.
Holly Johnston is a choreographer, dance artist, performer, movement researcher and educator. She is the artistic director and creator of LEDGES AND BONES, a collaborative group of dance artists based in San Fransisco and Los Angeles. Holly has toured nationally and internationally as a performer and choreographer. Her work has been commissioned by several universities and colleges throughout the United States; she has also served as part-time faculty for several universities in Southern California.
Holly is creating a new choreographic work as a response to historical, current and potential political, social and cultural practices or policies that reduce the civil liberties and embodied freedoms of human beings. The work is informed and inspired by the life and actions of radical feminist Emma Goldman (1869-1940) and her autobiography Living My Life. The choreography also speaks through the flesh and bones of the living subjects who create and perform the work. Our dancing is a mode of our most human expression and greatest physical capacity united together as a ‘theater of our imaginations’ materialized into visibility through movement and dance.
Performances Thursday-Monday at 7:30pm.
General – $20 Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff – $15 Students and under 18 – $10 Majors – Free