The 15th annual Line Breaks Hip Hop Theater Festival brought together First Wave scholars and alumni for an extraordinary series of free performances on April 1 and 2 at the Overture Center.
First Wave students and alums fuse dance, theater and music in Line Breaks Festival
Over the past semester, University of Wisconsin-Madison dance professor Chris Walker worked with freshmen and alumni of First Wave — a scholarship program for hip hop and urban arts — to bring Danez Smith’s poem …
15th annual Line Breaks Hip Hop Theater Festival coming April 1-2 at Overture Center
The annual celebration is a multi-day showcase bridging campus, local, and national leaders in hip-hop, spoken word, and the urban arts.
Moonshine: Celebrating poetry and dance
UW–Madison dance students and others got a chance to learn from professional dancers and choreographers in a Moonshine Masterclass, held after the Dance Department’s live performance of Moonshine, a mix of music, theater, dance and poetry.
Annual ‘Moonshine’ performance and masterclass coming Feb. 25
The free Moonshine event is a celebration of Black History Month, with live music, contemporary theater and dance performances that includes West African, Afro-Caribbean Dancehall, and hip-hop dance forms.
Black faculty and staff share ‘What Black History Month Means to Me’
Black faculty and staff at UW–Madison reflect on their personal connection to Black History Month and why it’s important in their lives and their work.
Coming full circle: Chris Walker takes reins as UW Arts director
While reflecting on where he began at UW, Chris Walker talked about how his journey has come full circle from his time leading the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives and First Wave scholarship program.
New Division of the Arts director Chris Walker plans to support art and student activism
Among the initiatives Walker is planning to introduce this fall is the Artivism Student Action Program, or ASAP, Fund. This grant was created to allow students to create timely responses to community challenges through the arts.