"Writing the Ten Thousand Things": channeling qi energy for any creative act


Saturday, April 12, 2:00–4:15 p.m.
The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave., room 327

A workshop with choreographer Peggy Choy: tai chi movement, writing prompts, and a preview of her new collaboration-in-process Wild Rice with writer Ruth Margraff.

The Peggy Choy Dance Company embodies intercultural fusion that springs from the reciphering of cultural roots, revolutionary wellness, and the politics of expression. The Washington Post says that Choy's works "...juxtapose the contemporary and the timeless." Asian movement and martial arts are positioned in a global landscape with a diversity of forms from Javanese and Korean Court dance, taiji quan and chang quan, urban street gesture, and American boxing. The Peggy Choy Dance Company has performed and toured works since the mid-1990s at venues such as New York's Dance Theater Workshop, La Mama E.T.C., and Danspace Project/St. Mark's Church, at the Kennedy Center, Dance Place and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Theater in Honolulu, Utan Kayu in Jakarta, and at the Seoul Art Center in Korea. Choy's awards include Danspace Project's Commissioning Initiative, Princeton and Cornell University commissions, and the NEA/Atlantic Center for the Arts Fellowship. Peggy Choy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dance Department & Asian American Studies Program. peggychoydance.com

Co-sponsored by SAIC Performance and Writing Programs with generous support from the Office of Deans and Division Chairs.