This Thursday in Riverside choreographer Wendy Rogers glances back and re-visits dances from the past. REPO the body of work reflects upon and reinvigorates a moment in post-modern dance history facilitated in performance, archive, and artifact.
Wendy Rogers is a Professor in Dance at the University of California, Riverside. For four decades she has been creating dance works in New York, the Bay Area, and here in Southern California. An important figure in Modern Dance, Rogers will be presenting choreography at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts this Thursday for Artswalk. An exhibit and performance will honor a past choreographic endeavor with Sara Rudner (1975) and a work created and performed by Wendy Rogers Dance Co. in 1978: Tropical Chenille. The exhibit with sets and designs by painter Robert Kushner will be available for viewing this Tuesday, April 2. Photographs and costumes are included in the mix at the Culver Center honoring a rich body of work.
Collaborating performers include John Diaz, Sondra Kazama, Crystal Sepulveda, Patty Huerta and Edwin Siguenza. Visit downtown Riverside for Artswalk and stop by the Culver Center of the Arts for this event. REPO begins at 7:30 pm on April 4, and combines live performance with art installation. This retrospective infuses bodily memory and repertory to create an in the moment performed archive. The result is a new danced version for this one night special performance experience. A conversation with Wendy Rogers and collaborators will immediately follow.
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