SEPTEMBER 28 - 30
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
FORT WORTH, TX
HOSTS: NINA MARTIN & ERIKA RECORD
Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser
CHRIS AIKEN is an internationally recognized teacher and performer of dance improvisation and contact improvisation. He has received numerous awards for his artistic work, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Bush Foundation Fellowship, funding from the Jerome Foundation and commissions from the Walker Art Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival and the National Performance Network. He teaches and performs internationally on his own and with his collaborator, Angie Hauser. Aiken teaches improvisation, contact improvisation, contemporary dance technique and theory as well as the science of dance, somatics and choreography.
ANGIE HAUSER is a performer, choreographer and director with training in contemporary and postmodern dance, ballet and contact improvisation. Her research focuses on the creation and performance of dances for the stage, and it is grounded in the interrogation and practice of movement, improvisation and collaboration. Known as a bold performer who mixes set choreography and improvisation with personal history, she has been described by The New Yorker as “a tremendous performer…who brings everything she has ever known about dance to the stage in a moment.”