Dance professor’s performance draws praise
D. Chase Angier, associate professor of dance at Alfred University, participated in early June in “The FABO COLLABO Dance Experience (Summer 2013)” in Rochester, NY. Thomas Warfield, performing artist and director of dance at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, wrote a blog following the program in which he commented favorably on Angier’s performance:
“After a 15 minute intermission the composition of the second half of the evening was stronger than the first. BIODANCE opened with Letter to the World 1.5, a choreographic collaboration with D. Chase Angier, and a kind of Mark Morris-esque existentialist drama. This was probably my favorite of the evening because the visual texturing of form, space and gesture was articulated in a way that gave a tactile experience to the viewer validating our human variations of light and dark – The most poetic of the evening’s stage works.”
In addition to her teaching duties, Angier is artistic director of Angier Performance Works. She creates and performs dance-theater, performance installations, site-specific works, and walking performance pieces. Performance Works has showcased performance and art at theaters and galleries in Japan, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Mexico. Angier has been a guest artist at The University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Appalachian State University, Kenyon College, the University of South Florida, and the University of Rochester (NY).
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in dance from the University of California-Los Angeles and a master of fine arts degree in choreography from The Ohio State University.
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