Larry Keigwin, Guest Choreographer, "Air"
As a choreographer and media artist Joan’s current focus is on interaction design collaboration for iOS, urban installations and live performance contexts. During fall 2012 she was a Film and Media Artist In Residence at The Banff Centre where she presented her interaction design installation research as faculty at The IDEA Summit 2012. She has presented her video and computer-generated dances throughout the United States, most recently at the October 2013 Oklahoma Dance Film Festival, and in Portugal, Germany, the UK, and Argentina. As a performer Joan originated roles with New York-based companies, throughout the US and in Argentina.
She has been active with the Dance Films Association Dance on Camera Festival (Lincoln Center, NYC) as a selection jury member, forum panelist and workshop presenter, and is a national panelist on Designing Dance Video Courses and Multidisciplinary/Multimedia Issues and Projects.
Associate Professor Jeannie Hill teaches tap, jazz, musical theatre dance, composition and career seminar in addition to choreographing for Danstage and musicals at UWSP. In 2010 Jeannie founded Point Tap Festival, a three-day summer workshop gathering tap dancers from Wisconsin to Marseilles! She has enjoyed a varied international performing and teaching career and continues her affiliation with Chicago’s Jump Rhythm Jazz Project as guest teacher, performer and choreographer. This year Jeannie's work for Danstage is inspired by our perception of time. She holds a BA in theatre from the University of Vermont and an MFA in dance from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts. Higher-Ed Voice interview