Guest Artists

Spring 2017 Guest Artist: D. Chase Angier

D. Chase Angier portrait

February 6-10, 2017

D. Chase Angier – Interdisciplinary Artist/Choreographer/Director  

As artistic director of Angier Performance Works, D. Chase Angier creates and performs site-specific performances, performance installations, dance-theater, and walking performances. These intuitively driven works are created in collaboration with dynamic artists in the visual arts, performance, music, theater and dance; and have been performed internationally (Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, The United Kingdom) and nationally in theaters, galleries, and visually inspiring sites. Angier has been living and working in both Brooklyn, NY and in Alfred, NY. She is a dance professor at Alfred University where she has developed a dance program based on creative place making, site specific choreography and interdisciplinary performance. Angier received her MFA in choreography from Ohio State University and her BA in dance from UCLA. She is the artistic director for the Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program, an elected member of the NYSCA/NYState DanceForce, and will be co-curating of the Formations section of the Prague Quadrennial.

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Photo of black and white performance installation
As the Air Moves Back From You: D. Chase Angier's large-scale collaboratively created performance installation

Summer I Guest Artist: Trent D. Williams, Jr.

Trent D. Williams headshot

Trent D. Williams, Jr.  a native Houstonian received his MFA in Dance Performance & Choreography from The Florida State University and BA in Psychology from Morehouse College. Mr. Williams was a founding member of Urban Souls Dance Company in Houston, Texas and he has been a guest artist with Tallahassee Ballet in Tallahassee, FL, EDGEWORKS Dance Theatre in Washington, DC.  While at Morehouse College, he worked with choreographers such as Nicole Wesley, Jhon strokes, Ivan Pulinkala, Darla Johnson and Wayne Smith as a member of the Spelman Dance Theatre.  Additionally, Mr. Williams has performed alongside Destiny’s Child, 112, and Janelle Monae among others. In 2007, Mr. Williams was invited to dance with Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) in world-renowned works by Talley Beatty, The Stack Up (1992) and Eleo Pomare, Las Desenamoradas (1987), Donald Byrd, Rodney A. Brown, William B. McClellan, Jr., Debbie Blunden-Diggs, Shonna Hickman-Matlock and Bill T. Jones, to name a few.  In addition, he has performed works by choreographers like Gerri Houlihan, Anjali Austin, and Michael Foley. He is currently working on a new project with Liz Lerman and Jawole Zollar called Blood, Muscle, and Bones.  Mr. Williams’ choreography has been performed by Dayton Contemporary Second Company, Texas Tech University, Towson University, University of Trinidad & Tobago, Coker College Dance Company, Urban Souls Dance Company, and has been showcased at The American Dance Festival, The American College Dance Festival, The Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, The Dance Gallery in Huntsville, Texas, and Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage. Mr. Williams has served as a faculty member at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Trinidad & Tobago, Howard Community College, Howard University Division of Fine Arts and Johns Hopkins Estelle Dennis/ Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre + Dance at the University of Florida.

Trent D. Williams performs a dance in black and white

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