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Dance company to perform, serve residency at UW-Stevens Point

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Contemporary dance troupe Keigwin + Company will perform in Stevens Point as part of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Performing Arts Series, with one member serving a residency the following week.

 
The troupe will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Sentry Insurance’s Theatre @1800, 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point. Earlier that day, Company Founder and Artistic Director Larry Keigwin will lead a master class on technique for UW-Stevens Point dance students.
 
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UW-Stevens Point students with ID may buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the day of the show if seats remain. Tickets may be purchased through the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378, or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. The Performing Arts Series is presented in part by Country Inn and Suites of Stevens Point and Sentry Insurance.
 
Founded in 2003 by Keigwin and Associate Director Nicole Wolcott, the group presents Keigwin’s electrifying choreography with dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style and heart.
 
Jaclyn Walks, a company member and rehearsal director, will spend a week-long residency working with 12 UW-Stevens Point dance students on the dance piece “Air,” an excerpt of Keigwin’s dance “Elements” and set to the music of composer Philip Glass. Walks will also lead four technique master classes for UW-Stevens Point students. The students will perform “Air” as part of the Danstage dance concert staged in Jenkins Theatre on May 2-4 and 7-9. The residency is sponsored by the COFAC Great Artists, Great Speakers Series.
Students stage original dance in ‘Afterimages 2013’

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​Dance student​ Jarrell Homesly, Madison, rehearses "The Good Man?"
 
Current Dance Major to Perform in Chile

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From October 6-12, junior Dance Major Alyssa Albers will be performing in Iquique, Chile as a member of Warped Dance Company, UWSP Alum Maria Hackbarth, choreographer, in the 7th Annual Internacional Festival de Teatro y Danza. 

Photo above of Alyssa Albers performing "Tacit", Joan Karlen choreographer, Ann Ilagan photographer.
Joan Karlen's Interaction Design Installation to be Presented at Living Tulsa Arts

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October 4-6 Joan Karlen will be presenting her Interaction Design Installation at Living Arts Tulsa during the Oklahoma Dance Film Festival. The work was developed at The Banff Centre, Film & Media during Karlen's fall 2012 sabbatical. 
 
Choreographer and media artist Joan Karlen’s interaction design installation juxtaposes large-scale public projection with private, reflective content to create a meditation on nature, the elements and generation. 19 video scenes are composed to unfold and layer quietly over time, revealing a new array of stories altered by audience participation. Users interact with a Kinect Xbox to make editing decisions in real time – drawing cursive and block text, changing video dimension and generating animated leaves from their fingertips. During each 16-minute installation cycle the video scenes appear in a new randomized order; the work is never the same twice.
Interaction Design Installation

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Please stop by and see Professor Joan Karlen's "Interaction Design Installation", which is a result of her sabbatical research. The installation is located in the Carlsten Gallery and will be open Monday-Friday from 10-4 May 21-29 (building is closed weekends and on Memorial Day)

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