Aug. 2—The Department of Dance at Kennesaw State University will present Double Exposure Aug. 26-27 at 8 p.m. at the KSU Dance Theater on the Marietta campus.
Made possible by the Eleo Pomare — Glenn Connor Dance Endowment, the 2022 Choreographic Residency Program features up-and-coming choreographers Tsai Hsi Hung and Chuck Wilt.
The two choreographers, who emphasize innovation and movement invention, were selected by a panel of university professionals for a four-week residency to create two world premieres for the KSU Dance Company. The residency culminates in two fully produced pieces, presented as a double bill in Double Exposure.
Although very different in terms of style, the choreographers have worked well together during the residency.
Hung, director of the Queens Ballet Center/QBC Company in New York, looks to painting for inspiration. She often paints the new work before she begins the
choreography. Once she's happy with the image, she uses the body as a brush to recreate the work in dance.
For Wilt, Artistic Director and Choreographer of UNA Productions, it's important for dancers to be able to express their individuality, even when interpreting his choreography. For inspiration, he turns to nature, particularly water.
To buy tickets and view the complete season, visit arts.kennesaw.edu/dance.