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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:10 am 

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"What Moves Us"
May 28-31
Hosted by the University of Wisconsin/Madison Dance Program

World Dance Alliance-Americas will hold its 2009 General Assembly, hosted
by the University of Wisconsin Dance Department, with four days, May 28-31,
of performances, workshops, scholarship and discussion on the theme "What
Moves Us." This conference/festival will bring together an
international assemblage of individual dance artists, dance groups, educators, and
students from over 15 countries and throughout the U.S.

The Assembly will present a wide range of activities:
**Master Classes in different techniques
**Choreographic Projects

Master Class and Workshop Teachers Include (partial list)
Lamaiya Lancaster - hip-hop
Mark Taylor - Bodymind Centering and Movement
Paige Cunningham - fusing ballet and modern
Lori Belilove - Duncan technique
Poushali Chatterjee - Manipuri Dance
Gina T'ai - Cunningham-based modern
Shelly Padilla - Ballet
Terry Walsh Crews - Yoga-based modern
Amy Ernst - Lewitzky technique
Sarah Jacobs & Mandy Herrick - contact improvisation
Sashar Zarif - Sufi rituals
Yoav Kaddar - Limon technique
Maureen Mansfield Kaddar - Paul Taylor technique
Mary Burns - Pilates for dancers
Patrick Suzeau - modern - Laban/Bartenieff technique

Lecture/Demos will be given by
Esther Geiger - Describing Dance: Using LMA to Assist Blind Audiences
Francois-Joseph Lapointe - DNA Moves Us
Rena Kornblum - Violence Prevention through Movement and Creativity

Performances by (partial list)
Merian Soto, NY
The Seldoms, Chicago
Nicole Cosineau, Philadelphia
Festival Dance Ensemble of University of the West Indies/St. Augustine,
Bird and Water Dance Ensemble, Taiwan
Jin-Wen Yu, director, dance program at the host university
and many more

For a complete list of events and schedules, please visit (
For questions about the Assembly, contact Ereck Jarvis at
_jejarvis@wisc.edu_ (

WDAA is a member-driven organization whose mission is to discuss and debate
aspects of common interest. Its aim is to support and preserve dance by
promoting movement-based art and practice, encouraging collaboration, and
facilitating international exchange and study of common problems.
WDAA is itself a regional component of the global World Dance Alliance,
which also include WDA-Asia Pacific and WDA-Europe. Through its regional
networks, WDA serves as a primary voice for dance and dancers throughout the
world and encourages the exchange of ideas and the awareness of dance in all
its many forms.

Audrey Ross/Publicity
_audreyrosspub@aol.com_ (

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