New Choreography, Meanwhile: In Seattle, by Assistant Professor Jürg Koch first presented as a part of the Seattle Bridge Project and more recently in the Seattle International Dance Festival/Beyond the Threshold. Meanwhile: In Seattle is more of a translation than a strict re-staging of a piece created in 2010 in Durban, South Africa.
The Dance Program is pleased to announce that Assistant Professor Juliet McMains has been granted tenure. Congratulations Juliet! The granting of tenure brings a promotion to Associate Professor.
Upcoming Faculty Publication
Associate Professor Jennifer Salk is the proud author of a new DVD titled "Experiential Anatomy in Dance Technique Class: Eight Skeletal Explorations" set for publication in June through Human Kinetics. The DVD explores teaching anatomy to students utilizing the phrase work that is a standard part of any technique class. Way to go Jen!
Dance Faculty Receive Fellowships
The Dance Program is pleased to announce Betsy Cooper, Associate Professor and Dance Program Director, has been awarded the Thomas L. and Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Faculty Fellowship for a three-year term.
Associate Professor Jennifer Salk has also been awarded a three-year Donald E. Petersen Endowed Fellowship for a three-year term.
Both fellowships are given in honor of excellent teaching, engagement in research, and a commitment to the life of students and the university community. Congratulations Betsy and Jennifer!
UW Dance Faculty Research
During Winter Quarter 2010, Jürg Koch and Juliet McMains will each be out furthering their research activities. The College of Arts and Sciences supports this time away from the classroom as it allows junior faculty to concentrate on research as they prepare for tenure.
Juliet McMains will be hard at work drafting her next book, tentatively titled "Spinning Mambo into Salsa: Caribbean Dance in Global Commerce." She is drawing on research she has completed over the past several years, including one hundred interviews with salsa/mambo dancers and musicians.
During his junior faculty research quarter, Jürg Koch is completing his submission for an edited volume about Universal Design of Instruction as well as working on his portfolio, artist statement and online presence. One of the most exciting aspects of this quarter will be the setting of a new work for Flatfoot Dance Company in Durban, South Africa, which will be performed during their spring concert.