From Topic to Topography: The Body, The Environment, and Social Action
Course: Integrated Arts 310/330/610
Day/Time: Fridays / 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: 249 Lathrop, 1050 University Avenue
Credits: 1 or 3 | Limit: 20 students across any discipline | Prereq: None
Description: In the course, “From Topic to Topography: The Body, The Environment, and Social Action,” students created original performance works and installations. They created persuasive messages and share perspectives about environmental sustainability, vitality, and equity.
This course was open to creative researchers from diverse fields — dance nerds and STEM artists, to those who can imagine using movement to tell a story or illustrate data, to students who are body-curious and body-courageous, as well as to those with extensive physical training.
Download the course flyer (PDF).
- Photos are available from the final residency event on November 21, “From Topic to Topography: Mapping Issues through Movement.”
- The Seldoms’ upcoming performance of Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead is featured in Chicago Sun-Times‘ 2019 Holiday Entertainment Guide
- Carrie Hanson appeared on WORT FM’s 8 O’Clock Buzz on Friday, November 15. The show is archived online.
- Tickets are now on sale for Kate Corby & Dancers with The Seldoms performances from November 14-16, 2019.
- Photos are available from the September 26 event, “Quilting Memory: A Live Action Event in Charcoal & Muslin,” led by Carrie Hanson and guest artist Faheem Majeed.
- Registration is now full for “Powering Up Bodies/Powering Down Emissions: A Movement Workshop to Inspire a Climate Movement” with Carrie Hanson and Alex Rose. Please join us for the public showing from 1:00 – 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 19 in the Festival Room, Memorial Union.
- “From Topic to Topography: The Body, The Environment, and Social Action” now offers a 1-credit option for noncredit and special students.
Quilting Memory: A Live Action in Charcoal & Muslin
Join a roaming action-event to create charcoal rubbings of multiple campus sites led by fall 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Carrie Hanson and artist Faheem Majeed.
Dance Department Friday Forum with Carrie Hanson
Join Carrie Hanson, fall 2019 Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence for a talk about her work as choreographer, director, performer, and educator.
Big Ideas for Busy People: Water, Water, Everywhere
Big Ideas for Busy People is a highlight of the annual Wisconsin Science Festival. More than a half dozen top thinkers from UW-Madison and collaborators take turns sharing the focus of their work in just 5 minutes with another 5 minutes for audience Q&A.
Science in Entertainment and the Arts: The Most Powerful Way to Communicate Science?
Science, the arts, popular culture, and entertainment need each other in some obvious and not-so-obvious ways. Leaders and artists from theater, film, the visual arts,and dance join Wisconsin Institute for Discovery director Jo Handelsman to explore this interface. Carrie Hanson will present on this panel.
Powering Up Bodies/Powering Down Emissions: A Movement Workshop to Inspire a Climate Movement with Carrie Hanson & Alex Rose
In this workshop, fall 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Carrie Hanson will share ideas and inspiration for “Floe”, her forthcoming dance theater piece about climate change that premieres at the Wisconsin Union Theater in January 2020. Registration required.
Kate Corby & Dancers with The Seldoms
In a shared concert with Kate Corby & Dancers, Chicago-based dance company The Seldoms will perform an excerpt of Exit Disclaimer: Science and Fiction Ahead (2012).
From Topic to Topography: Mapping Issues through Movement
This final residency event will feature short, repeating movement performances from students enrolled in Carrie Hanson’s interdisciplinary arts course. The visual artworks created with residency guest artist Faheem Majeed during his September visit will be on display.