The UW-Madison Dance Department presents Faculty Concert 2023, featuring work from Kate Corby, Li Chiao-Ping, Collette Stewart, Chris Walker, Jin-Wen Yu and guest artist Charles O. Anderson, Professor and Chair of Ohio State University’s Department of Dance.
The concert will take place over two weekends, February 9-11 and February 16-18, 2023 in the H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall.
Anderson will present “Manifesting Destiny,” an ensemble work about conjuring and imagining equity, justice and freedom by and for those historically and systemically denied those rights. In this performance at UW-Madison, the work will focus on the historic and systemic denial of women’s equity, justice and freedom.
Professor Chris Walker will present four sections of choreography which will include “Troubled Water” and new work developed in response to “Sifting & Reckoning,” the UW-Madison’s “exhibition on its own histories of discrimination and exclusion and the resistance movements that were started to oppose them.” Walker’s work will feature poetry by Azura Tyabji.
The concert will also feature Professor Li Chiao-Ping’s new work “With/In.” a work for six dancers that takes us into another time, and features cycles emerging and dissolving.
Professor Kate Corby will present a new piece made collaboratively with three student performers exploring memory, relationship, and our experience of time, with an original score by Ryan Ross Smith.
Professor Jin-Wen Yu will present an excerpt of “Digging,” a playful quintet that explores what we think we know and what is unknown to us.
Collette Stewart will present “Foreground Noise,” a philosophical romp combining original text and movement that explores the noisy state of our minds.
ABOUT CHARLES O. ANDERSON
Anderson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University. He is the artistic director of Charles O. Anderson/dance theatre X, an afro-contemporary dance theatre company, which he founded in Philadelphia in 2003. The company creates and performs “pieces that serve as movement-driven testimonies of lived experience.”
Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Anderson earned his BA in Choreography and Performance from Cornell University and his MFA in Dance from Temple University. He has performed in the companies of Ronald K. Brown, Sean Curran, Mark Dendy and Miguel Gutierrez among others. His work has been presented nationally and internationally and has earned recognition by numerous grants and organizations such as the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, one of “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine, and one of ‘12 Rising Stars in the Academy” by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education Magazine. Before joining the Ohio State Dance faculty as department chair, he was head of the dance program and an associate professor of African Diaspora Dance Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Anderson also serves on faculty of the American Dance Festival six week school in Durham, NC.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSThis concert is presented and produced by the Dance Department. The Charles O. Anderson residency was made possible with the generous support of the Anonymous Fund.
Thursday & Friday, February 9-10 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 11 at 2:30 p.m
Thursday & Friday, February 16-17 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 18 at 2:30 p.m
H'Doubler Performance Space
1050 University Avenue, Madison, WI