The Dance Program at UVA Drama welcomes Ching-I Chang Bigelow for a virtual residency February 19-21, 2021. Originally from Taiwan, Ching-I has performed and taught internationally in major cities, in Taiwan, Canada, Ireland, China and the United States.
Artist Talk: February 19, 2021 - 6-7pm
In this talk, Ching-I will share her journey as an immigrant in the States and the importance of dance/embodiment as a means for social change.
Community Master Class: February 21, 2021 - 1-2:30pm
We will focus on using breath and embodiment through the lens of Bartenieff Fundamentals to ground ourselves. Together, we will discover our ability to empathize with our surroundings.
Ching-I has worked with many NYC contemporary choreographers and artists such as Susan Marshall, Gesel Mason, Michel Kouakou, Maurice Fraga, Tiffany Mills, Bill Young, Kyle Abraham, Yung-Li Chen, Kiori Kawai (Visual Artist), Thai Artist Alliance (Visual Arts), HT Chen (Chinese Dance), Phantom Limbs and Loco 7 (Puppetry), the screen dance endeavors of Marta Renzi, Christy Harris, and Jason Kaufman. She was an original NYC cast member at Punchdrunk’s Off-Broadway hit production, Sleep No More NYC as well as the rehearsal director of the Sleep No More Shanghai from 2017 to 2019. She received her MFA from the University of Utah School of Dance in 2017. She is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Yoga Teacher, Yoga Nidra Meditation Facilitator, and recipient of University of Utah Teaching Assistantship, Anne Riordan Scholarship, and Dee R. Winterton Award. Ching-I is also the co-artistic director of Tipsy Point Projects with fellow Taiwanese artist Kuan-Yu Chen.
Sponsored by: UVA Arts Council: Enriching Arts on Grounds