Wisconsin Union Theater. Although I'm currently studying Community & Environmental Sociology at UW-Madison, my heart has always been in the arts, and I'm excited to have a front row seat to the action. I love all kinds of theater, including Thai puppetry - this photo was taken at a dinner theater in Bangkok! I'm especially drawn to music, having grown up playing Suzuki violin (although never quite as well as the girl in this video).
I recently joined Hoofer Sailing Club at UW, and I've been taking snow kiting lessons in preparation for another frostbitten Midwestern winter. That means that when I'm not warming up to the hot stylings of Bassekou Kouyate (see video below) or dreaming about the snow-capped majesty of Montana this season, I'll be on my snowboard out on the ice, hanging on to a kite for dear life. (I've only tried it on land so far, but I've heard it compared to "lassoing a moving pick-up truck.")
One of the reasons I’m looking forward to working with the Wisconsin Union Theater is that it brings the world closer to home. As much as I love Wisconsin, it’s nice to get a glimpse (and an earful) of distant lands now and again. Whether you’re listening to Irish fiddle tunes or the lyrical meanderings of a West African ngoni, our theater is an example of what the arts do best: bring people together - no matter where they’re from and what language they speak.
You’ll be hearing more from me soon as we move into an exciting new season. Check out our events calendar to stay in touch, keep warm, and try not to slip on the ice (unless you’re holding a kite)!