The first residency brought Belgian dancer, choreographer, and teacher Sandra Vincent to campus September 16 – 22, 2019.
Vincent’s experimental work in the lineage of Anna Halprin, a revolutionary postmodern dancer and influential alumna of UW–Madison’s Dance Department, contributed a contemporary European perspective to the creative practice taking place on campus. With musician and guest artist Benjamin Francart, Vincent taught and met with over 100 students in the Dance Department and The Studio. The two also led improvisational dance workshops in Madison and Mazomanie for community members.
Vincent maintains her studio in Brussels, where she conducts research in dance, voice, and performance. She is also the founder and director of Playsure Company and of ALMA, a program of artistic development that cultivates body and voice practices.