REPO the body of work
a dance performance & exhibition in conversation with choreographer Wendy Rogers & collaborators
Culver Center of the Arts
April 2 - April 4, 2013
First Thursday ArtsWalk Performance
Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
REPO the body of work: a dance performance & exhibition in conversation with choreographer Wendy Rogers & collaborators, revisits or "repossesses" past choreography and archives. REPO is a multi-year project that encompasses the creation of new contemporary choreography and the archiving of dances, video and artifacts of Rogers' work, 1968 to the present. Rogers has created dances for four decades, and throughout this time, movement has remained compelling and primary. REPO engages directly with the temporality of dance and the dancer's body, raising questions of who dances how over time.
Rogers will be revisiting Dancing-on-View (1975), a collaboration directed by Sara Rudner, Tropical Chenille (1978), and other moments from her work 1968 to the present. A short-run, pop-up exhibition, featuring sets and designs by painter Robert Kushner, will be on view at Culver Center of the Arts from April 2-4, 2013, concluding with a performance during First Thursday ArtsWalk, April 4, 7:30 PM.
In the spirit of a wandering and roving First Thursday ArtsWalk audience, the results for the evening will be a lively presentation by Wendy Rogers of danced findings of the REPO process. The collaborating dancers performing with Wendy Rogers on Thursday, April 4th, include John Diaz, Sondra Kazama, Crystal Sepulveda, Patty Huerta and Edwin Siguenza.
REPO the body of work: a dance performance & exhibition in conversation with choreographer Wendy Rogers & collaborators is organized by UCR ARTSblock, and curated by Tyler Stallings, Artistic Director, Culver Center of the Arts & Director, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside. UCR College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, UCR Dance Department, and UCR Academic Senate Research Grants have provided support for the exhibition and performance.