The UW–Madison Dance Department, housed in the School of Education, and Jin-Wen Yu Dance present “Digging,” a two-part concert of new contemporary dance and older award-winning work by Dance Professor and Chair Jin-Wen Yu, Sept. 28-30 in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall.
The first half of the program will include Yu’s beautifully dark and dreamlike “Digging,” a continuation of his post-pandemic exploration of our new normal.
The second half of the concert will include five works with very distinct cultural references, which include “Transmuting” (2000), an elegant, Japanese-inspired work set to pop-music; “Transit” (2013), a balletic contemporary work with an Argentinian tango flair; and “Passage” (2001), an ensemble work with nine dancers set to music from the Bulgarian Women’s Choir. Yu will also present “Terpsichores of Wind” (1998), a contemporary Chinese dance set to music by Joseph Koykkar, and “On Horseback” (1995), an athletic, contemporary rendition of Mongolian horse riding.
Performances will take place on Thursday and Friday (Sept. 28-29) at 8 p.m. and Saturday (Sept. 30) at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $24 for the general public and $18 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets at the Campus Arts Box Office on the 1st floor Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., by phone at 608-265-2787, or online at artsticketing.wisc.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the door one hour before the performances.
This concert was made possible with support from the Patrick M. Virginia Horne Henry-Bascom Professorship of Dance.