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Hanson is Fall 2019 Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence

September 26, 2019

The School of Education’s Dance Department and Art Department will co-host Carrie Hanson as the Fall 2019 Division of the Arts Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence, with Kate Corby as lead faculty. 

Hanson is a choreographer, director, performer, and dance educator. She serves as the artistic director of The Seldoms, and uses dance and performance to reference social, political, and environmental issues. 

Carrie Hanson
Carrie Hanson
The Division of the Arts brings innovative artists to campus each semester through the Interdisciplinary Artists Residency Program to teach interdepartmental courses and to publicly present their work for campus and community audiences. The program is funded through the university’s Office of the Provost.  

During her residency, Hanson will teach “From Topic to Topography: The body, the environment, and social action.” She will use her interdisciplinary movement-based practice to support students in the creation of original performance works, installations, and activations. Hanson will also be partnering with students in the exploration of how movement and the body can be used to explore the world in imaginative ways. To supplement the residency, Hanson will present at various community events and bring in guest artists Faheem Majeed, Alex Rose, and The Seldoms. 

A resident of the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago, Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional critique. He transforms materials such as scrap metal and wood, particle board and discarded signs, breathing new life into overlooked and devalued material.

Rose is a biologist, diver, musician, and underwater photographer. She serves as the project manager for Elysium Artists for the Arctic, science editor of Ocean Geographic Magazine, managing editor of Ocean Geographic Explorers, and is the founder of the ocean conservation company Blue Ring. Rose aims to find ways to protect the world’s marine habitats through diving, writing, photography, education, and research.

The Seldoms is an organization comprised of artists and educators who introduce dance and performance in inventive, focused ways to connect with audiences, students, and communities. Residency guest artists will include Solomon Bowser, Philip Elson, Sarah Gonsiorowski, Damon D. Green, and Maggie Vannucci, who are all a part of The Seldoms. 

Co-sponsors include the Chazen Museum of Art, the Wisconsin Union theater, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Many of Hanson’s residency events will be a part of the Nelson Institute’s Earth Day @50 – Arts Initiative. Hanson and guest artist Rose will also participate in the Wisconsin Science Festival.

For an extensive list of public events related, visit this website for details.

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