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DanceScapes hosts private performance amid outbreak

DanceScapes hosts private performance amid outbreak

Danielle Klais, Arts & Rec Editor

April 20, 2020

The department of theatre and dance hosted a private performance of DanceScapes March 12 at 7:30 p.m. for the families and friends of performers. DanceScapes ‘20 was originally scheduled from March 16 until March 19 in the Barnett Theatre, but due to COVID-19’s rapid spread throughout the United...

A passion for dance hits UW-W

A passion for dance hits UW-W

Brend Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 18, 2019

The Primera Generación Dance Collective brought sombreros, stereotypes, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Selena to the dance studio Feb. 13 in the form of an eclectic, contemporary and postmodern dance. The California-based dance group was formed by Rosa Rodriguez-Frazier, Irvin Gonzalez and Patty Huerta, w...

UW-W dance organization showcases choreography

UW-W dance organization showcases choreography

Kaarin Lorum, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018

The Emerging Choreographers Concert (ECC) consists of both dancers and non-dancers alike, creating a showcase that is full of entertaining and show-stopping material. ECC was organized by UW-W Dance Co., a student organization run under adviser Barbara Grubel. Involved in this year’s showcas...

Wheelchair dance: Taking the leap

Wheelchair dance: Taking the leap

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

November 14, 2016

   For many students with disabilities, activities like dance are seen as impossible, but recently there has been an effort to integrate performers who dance with and without physical disabilities.    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater attracts many students because it offers numerous progr...

Cultural ballet takes center stage

Cultural ballet takes center stage

February 13, 2013

  Try tying a bow while dancing on stage, only using your feet. The dancers in “Ballet Folkorico Quetzalli de Veracruz” end their performance like this every night. They will present a show at UW-Whitewater for one night only, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18, in the Young Auditorium. The ballet...

Justin Nothem to deliver commencement to graduates

May 9, 2012

Many college students spend a majority of their free time partying, hanging out with friends or even studying. Commencement speaker Justin Nothem spends his free time selling wieners. “There are a lot of sacrifices you have to make,” Nothem said. “I don’t go to the bars anymore. I work the...

Dance space to help college ‘immensely’

April 25, 2012

“Do you know what it’s like to come to work for nine years and be a problem?” Associate Professor of dance Barbara Grubel asked referring to getting in everybody’s way. That is one of the biggest reasons behind the latest addition to the Young Auditorium. The dance program at UW-Whi...

‘Night club’ dance to hit UW-W

January 25, 2012

Student organization SEAL will be hosting a night club themed dance on Jan. 26, open to all UW-Whitewater students. The dance, called “Night Club,” will start at 8 p.m. in the University Center Hamilton Room and is expected to last until 1 a.m. the following morning. SEAL, who has hosted many...


October 27, 2011

The Whitewater homecoming dance was held in the Hamilton room of the University Center on Monday Oct. 24th.  Photos by Anna Lutze.

Theatre student looks to future after completing last year

September 14, 2011

Although Tate was always involved with theatrical performances in high school, his future plans were not always laid out for him. He initially entered college as a prospective social worker. “I auditioned for ‘Macbeth’ and after getting a part, I fell in ...

Actors and dancers look to impress

September 1, 2011

This year, the Theatre and Dance Department is determined to wow students, Director of Public Events of the College of Arts and Communication Sarah Altermatt said. The department is performing six productions that range from a children's show to a scandalous opera. "Including the events in Crossman...

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