De-Code Ming-Shen Ku


De-Code: A Dance Presentation By Ming-Shen Ku
Taiwanese choreographer, Ming-Shen Ku will present a lecture demonstration mapping her choreographic work, as well as her cultivation of a Dance Improvisation community in Taiwan over the past 22 years.
May 21, Thursday, at 11-12:20pm
Kaufman #208

Choreographer and dancer, Ming-Shen Ku is based in Taiwan. Since 1991, Ms. Ku has been deeply involved in Contact Improvisation, introducing the practice to Taiwan. She founded her dance company “Ku & Dancers” in 1993 to present new work and promote concepts of improvisation. “Ku & Dancers” has performed in New York, Australia, Paris, London, China, Korea and Indonesia. Ku & Dancers is the only professional dance company from Taiwan that has devoted itself to improvisation work, They founded “i-dance Taipei”, a biannual improvisation dance festival, which has been part of the international “i-dance” network since 2011. Currently, Ming-Shen Ku serves as the Dean of the School of Dance in Taipei National University of the Arts. Ms. Ku has also been invited as a guest artist to perform and to teach in many universities and dance companies around the world. She has received Wu San Lien award, a life time achievement award, in 2009.

*This event is open to the general public and is presented as part of the course, Dance 101: Theories of Dance in WACD
Co-Sponsored by The Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies and the Taiwan Academy/ Spotlight Taiwan Project


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