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 Post subject: Ko-Thi Dance Company
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2001 12:48 pm 
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Image<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Ko-Thi Dance Company: Harvest 2001 Song of Sundiata <P>Ko-Thi's repertoire returns to story of 'Sundiata'<P>TOM STRINI, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel<P>Ferne Caulker created "Sundiata" in 1992. It is her Ko-Thi Dance Company's most ambitious production, its only evening-length story dance and perhaps the only evening-length story dance in African style.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www2.onwisconsin.com/scripts/staticpage.dll?categoryid=215&only=y&spage=AE/genListing/genListing_details.htm&id=354740&ck=&ver=3.0 target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2001 1:22 pm 
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Fern Caulker is still going strong, both with her company, and as a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee dance department. I enjoyed taking her classes 20 years ago at a rented church space, and am happy to see she is still a driving force in the dance community in Milwaukee and beyond.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2002 5:55 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Ko-Thi dances born in Cuban village<P>TOM STRINI, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel<P>The religions, social customs, dances and music of 18th- and 19th-century West Africa live on in the Caribbean. Of course, they have evolved over time and blended with Spanish, English or, in the case of Haiti, French colonial cultures.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.jsonline.com/onwisconsin/arts/apr02/39122.asp target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 1:26 pm 
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Next generation stepping up at Ko-Thi

By TOM STRINI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dance critic

Ko-Thi, Milwaukee's own African-style dance and music company, is undergoing the kind of generational change that Ferne Caulker envisioned when she founded the troupe 33 years ago. more


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A new generation takes over:

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Veteran dancer takes reins in Ko-Thi concert

By TOM STRINI
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel dance critic

In the beginning, Roxanne Fair was a reluctant recruit for the Ko-Thi Dance Company. <a href=http://www.jsonline.com/onwisconsin/arts/may03/138628.asp target=_blank>more</a>


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 8:38 am 
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Theory of relativity

By TOM STRINI
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Zulu men found another use for the rubber boots they've worn in the diamond mines of South Africa: as dancing shoes. The boots add weight and thrust to the "gumboot" dances the miners developed in their off-hours. The thud and slap of those boots on pavement, supplemented with hand clapping and finger snapping, provide percussion to accompany the dances and the singing and reciting that go with them.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:25 am 
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Time to tout their talent

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 10, 2004

Talent, like a prophet, doesn't always get recognized on time at home.

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We asked our critics and writers who cover the local creative scene to write about talented people they've noticed who deserves wider recognition. Here are their picks.

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ROXANNE FAIR
Dancing elegantly in the shadow


By TOM STRINI

Ferne Caulker, the brilliant and assertive founding artistic director of the Ko-Thi Dance Company, is the African-style troupe's only celebrity.

This is not to say that Ko-Thi lacks talent or accomplishment; on the contrary, the company is loaded. But its collaborative creative method and ensemble emphasis makes it nearly impossible for anyone else to emerge as a star.

Which is one reason almost no one knows about Roxanne Fair.
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Ko-Thi recalls, with sense of kinship, tragic 'Hottentot Venus'

By TOM STRINI
The Milwakee Journal Sentinel
October 26, 2004

Ferne Caulker and her Ko-Thi Dance Company will shine a light this week on the Hottentot Venus, the tragic woman at the center of one of the stranger, crueler episodes in the long history of human folly.
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Ko-Thi tells life of 'Hottentot Venus'

By ELAINE SCHMIDT
Special to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 29, 2004

Ko-Thi Dance Company's repertoire is intended to tell the story of African people around the world. The centerpiece of Ko-Thi's concert Thursday at Alverno College, the premiere of a dance entitled "Hottentot Venus," accomplished that mission with exceptional power.
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African dance lives in 'Don Die'
by TOM STRINI for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Ronald K. Brown, the New Yorker whose Evidence Dance Company made a sensational local debut in October, grew up with hip-hop and other social styles, studied modern and African dance in New York and lived and studied in Senegal.

Brown was in residence intermittently through the fall and winter at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where Caulker is on the dance faculty. So Brown was fated to create a piece for Ko-Thi.

published: May 7, 2006
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