October 15, 2018 to October 19, 2018
- Guest Instructor, Intermediate Modern, Wednesday, October 17, 1:15-2:45pm. Open class!
- Michael Kliën and PeiJu Chien-Pott: Work in Progress Showing/Dialogue, Friday, October 19, 1:30-2:30pm.
- Choreographer and Associate Professor Michael Kliën teams up with PeiJu Chien-Pott, one of the most celebrated Modern Dancers in the US (and Martha Graham Dance Company Principal), to create a short solo. Simple in its premise, to find sacred ground for our civilization, a complex probing unfolds. The first inklings of the work are shared in an informal context, with the opportunity to ask questions. Get to know the artistic team and learn about the artistic process at play.
PEIJU CHIEN-POTT is an internationally acclaimed contemporary dance artist, celebrated particularly for her work as a Principal Dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company. Described as "the most dramatically daring and physically chameleon-esque Graham dancer of her generation", Ms. Chien-Pott has interpreted the iconic roles of Martha Graham's repertoire including Ekstasis, Chronicle, Cave of the Heart, Clytemnestra, Night Journey, Errand into the Maze, Rite of Spring, Lamentation, Primitive Mysteries and others. Sought out by choreographers worldwide, she has created acclaimed lead roles in works by Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, and Andonis Foniadakis among many other significant artists. She is currently in residency at Duke working with Associate Professor and choreographer Michael Kliën on a solo.