Spring Dance: Musician-in-Residence Beth Hoven Rotto
Spring Dance: Musician-in-Residence Beth Hoven Rotto and the Scandinavian American Old-Time Dance Music Ensemble
Free and Open to the Public
Monday, April 18, 2022
6:00pm Dance Lessons
6:30-8:30pm Music and Dance
Great Hall, Memorial Union, UW-Madison, 800 Langdon St
Come dance to old-time tunes played by the Scandinavian American Old-Time Dance Music Ensemble, a mix of community members and UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff under the leadership of UW-Madison Spring 2022 Musician-in-Residence Beth Hoven Rotto. Since forming the ensemble in February, Beth has introduced members to selected tunes from the archives at Mills Music Library, some of which may not have been played for live dances in several decades! Ensemble members have been meeting on a weekly basis to learn and practice these tunes, and they are looking forward to not only sharing this music with the Madison community, but playing live for dancers.
This event will take place in the Great Hall of Memorial Union on UW-Madison’s campus. Dance instruction by Decorah, Iowa residents Liz Rog and Daniel Rotto will begin at 6pm, followed by the main dance featuring the Scandinavian American Old-Time Dance Music Ensemble from 6:30-8:30pm. Appetizers will be provided and this event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
This event is sponsored by Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, the Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest project, Mills Music Library, Mead Witter School of Music, the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic+, and the Ethics of Care Initiative.