November 24, 2021
The Dance Department of the School of Education is hosting the annual Kloepper Concert, a performance of new student work, from December 4-5 at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space.
The concert will showcase the work of student choreographers Alexis Baynard, Nicole Cederberg, Meryl Hubbard, Zoe Huntsberger, Kylee Kohlhoff, Veda Manly, Trinity Manzke, Jackson Neal, Angele Nyberg, Abbi Stickels, Lucie Sullivan and Erin Walsh. The program also includes an ensemble piece from the First Year Workshop, a joint work by dance beginners under the direction of Collette Stewart.
This concert is named after Louise Kloepper, the former chairman of the dance department. Kloepper joined UW-Madison in 1942 to study dance after teaching and dancing at the Hanya Holm School and Company for nearly a decade. In 1942 she was the first dance professional to be admitted to the UW Madison campus as a dance student. The same year she graduated, she became an assistant professor at UW-Madison in 1946. Kloepper was a respected teacher of dance technique and composition, and served as the artistic director and producer for many presentations by faculty students. She headed the program for several years and was professor of dance until her retirement in 1975.
Anna Nassif, professor emeritus in the dance department, says Kloepper was a humanist who followed the ideas of John Dewey and Margaret H’Doubler and put her trust in the ability and talent of every student to become a teacher, artist or therapist to develop his own effort and motivation.
Purchase tickets for the Kloepper concert (US $ 18 / regular and US $ 10 / students and seniors) at the Campus Arts Box Office on the first floor of Memorial Union, by calling 608-265-2787 or online at artsticketing.wisc.edu.