With Guest Artist Andrew Wass
This diverse dance concert features new choreography by faculty, guest artists, and student choreographers. From contemporary ballet to modern to improvised dance, audiences will enjoy the wide variety of pieces.
By experimenting with aleatoric, improvisational, and indeterminate processes, Andrew Wass finds that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities. He formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious processes of composition that are the generative source of much of his works. Influenced heavily by his undergraduate studies of Biochemistry at U.C. San Diego, Andrew works by creating a defined, almost crystalline palette in order to generate a myriad of possibilities. The possibilities are reduced and concentrated in the moments of execution and reception. A member of the Lower Left Performance Collective, he is a graduate of the MA program of Solo/Dance/Authorship at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum für Tanz in Berlin. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Dance at Texas Woman’s University, researching improvised dance making through the lenses of cognitive science and phenomenology.