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UW Homecoming 2018: RedTalk feat. Frank Gatson Jr. and Rebecca Arends

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Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

330 North Orchard Street

Madison, WI 53715

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*This event is open to all UW-Madison staff, students and faculty and all Madison and surrounding community members*

In partnership with the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA), the Wisconsin Homecoming Committee would like to invite you to join us for this year's Homecoming week RedTalk! This year, we are thrilled to welcome two accomplished alumni who have made notable careers for themselves in the entertainment industry.

Frank Gatson Jr. graduated from UW-Madison in 1980. During his time here on campus, Frank was a step master. After graduating, Frank studied dance and literally danced around the world for various companies, received his Masters in Theatre and Dance from UW-Milwaukee, and got his big break as a professional dancer when he danced in Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video. Frank is now a world-class choreographer and director. He has worked with major talents such as Michael Jackson, Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna and is currently working with other amazing artists like Beyonce, and manages many others!

Rebecca Arends graduated from UW-Madison in 2004. During her time here, she earned a B.A. in History and Afro-American Studies. Rebecca was also a Powers Knapp scholar. Since then, Rebecca has accomplished a great deal as a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator. She teaches dance at Drexel University and guest teaches at many other universities. She also dances for multiple companies, and founded a non-profit called RAREdancework in 2014 – “an arts organization that creates a conversation about the world we live in.”

Please make sure to get your free registration ticket here, as space is limited! Seating is general admission, and you will be required to present your name upon arrival. We look forward to seeing you there!

-Wisconsin Homecoming Committee

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