Dance Faculty News
Sandra Kaufmann, Director of Dance, partnered with Art History professor Paula Wisotzki to propose an interdisciplinary symposium to be held at Loyola in Fall 2016. This conference, titled "Framing Justice: Modernism and Social Advocacy in American Visual Arts and Dance from 1929-1945," features scholars and artists from all over the world with expertise in visual arts, dance and artist as advocate, and received a $25,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Amy Wilkinson founded the IN/Motion Dance Film Festival with Director of Film Studies, Aaron Greer, and Dance Faculty member Sarah Fuller. Now in its second year, IN/Motion featured a Juried Selection performance with submissions from all over the world, a Parkinson's themed workshop and film screening and a collaborative performance with Kirsten Hedegaard of the Music faculty taking place in the Institute for Environmental Sustainability. Hedegaard and Wilkinson will team up again with the IES to present a performance as part of the Annual Conference on Climate Change. Ms. Wilkinson also continues her work as choreographer-in-residence at LUMA presenting eight performances there responding to their Andy Warhol exhibit as well as performing at the LUMA 10 year anniversary gala.
Sarah Cullen Fuller also participated in the founding of IN/Motion Dance Film Festival with distinct contributions based on social justice. Her work with Hubbard Street Chicago Parkinson's Project brings her nationally into the spotlight of Dance and wellness. Her workshop at Loyola in October was featured as a national site in the American with Disabilities Act 25th anniversary celebration. Most recently Ms. Fuller conducted a workshop on dance and Alzheimer’s at LUMA. She continues to work actively with Hubbard Street Chicago's school and outreach activities.
Deborah Goodman was recently made Rehearsal Director for Chicago's Winifred Haun & Dancers. The mission of Winifred Haun & Dancers is to create and produce the dance works of Ms. Haun and other midwest artists and to make those works available to the widest possible audience. The Company presents dances with a strong technical base that reflect the complexity of the human condition, with the intent of informing the viewers perception of him/herself and the world.