Jin-Wen Yu presents ‘Home Wandering’ contemporary dance concert Oct. 13-15

The UW–Madison Dance Department and Jin-Wen Yu Dance present “Home Wandering,” a two-part concert of new contemporary dance and older, award-winning work by Professor Jin-Wen Yu, Oct. 13-15 in the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall.

Home Wandering dance concert imageThe first half of the program, created and performed over the summer in Taipei with six Taiwanese dancers, explores the surrealistic feel of our return to daily life after a pandemic period filled with great lengths of time alone and limited space. In this concert, Yu expands the work, and replicates the other-worldly experience of the original, with seven talented local and UW–Madison student dancers.

The second half of the concert will include four award-winning works created at the end of last century, including the quintet “Un-concealing” (1995), a contemporary rendition of a Chinese martial art fan dance that was a gala concert winner at the regional American College Dance Association (ACDA) in 1998. Yu will also present “Drifting” (1997), a national ACDA gala concert winner in 2000, and “First Fall” (1996), a regional ACDA gala concert winner in 1998. A duet excerpted from his “Which One is Pink?” (2000), based on the music of “The Dark Side of Moon” by Pink Floyd, will also be performed.

Concertgoers on Friday are invited to a reception in the Virginia Harrison Parlor in Lathrop Hall with Yu and his cast immediately following the performance.

Purchase tickets at the Campus Arts Box Office, 1st floor Memorial Union, or online at artsticketing.wisc.edu, Prices are $24 general admission and $18 for students and seniors. You can also purchase tickets at the door one hour before the performances.

Learn more about the concert, including performance times, at dance.wisc.edu/home-wandering.

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