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Join us for a conversation with acclaimed choreographer D. Chase Angier and talented designer, teacher, and co-curator of Scene Shift: The Exhibit, Maureen Weiss. They will share insight into the collaborative process between choreographers and designers in the realm of performance design. Together they will explore the journey of creating the piece “Letters to the World” co-created by Angier, designer Markéta Fantová, and artist Evelyne Leblanc Roberge. Learn how the visual world influences Angier’s choreography and her artistic practice.


About the Speaker:

D. Chase Angier – Choreographer, Professor, Curator, and Arts Advocate. D. Chase Angier is the Artistic Director of Angier Performance Works based in New York State. Angier Performance Works are created in collaboration with artists in the visual, scenographic, and performing arts and have been exhibited internationally (Japan, Czech Republic, Germany, Mexico, The United Kingdom, Iceland, France) and nationally in theaters, galleries, and visually inspiring sites. These movement-based performances, often situated in nontheatrical settings, explore questions of interconnectivity creating visually textured and feeling-forward performance works. Angier is a Professor of Dance in the School of Art and Design + Performing Arts Division at Alfred University in New York State and has collaboratively developed a dance program based on creative place-making, interdisciplinary performance, and composition. As the Director of the Marlin Miller Dance Residency Program and a board member of the NY State DanceForce partner of NYSCA, Angier curates/presents artists from around the world to engage with audiences in rural NY. She has been a speaker and workshop educator for several Prague Quadrennials with scenographer and PQ Director Marketa Fantova combining choreography and design since 2011, co-curated the 2019 PQ Formations with scenographer Serge Von Arx, and was an International Juror for the PQ 2023 Countries and Regions Scenography Exhibitions.


About the Exhibition:
Scene Shift: The Exhibit is a chance for the audience to get up close and personal with the work of contemporary scenic designers. Every designer has a different story to tell, sometimes that story is translated into art, and sometimes it is theatre. On view from February 2, 2024 through April 6, 2024.

Inspired by the book, Scene Shift: US Set Designers in Conversation, the exhibition will feature work by Abigail DeVille, Regina Garcia, Marsha Ginsberg, Shing Yin Khor, Mimi Lien, Collette Pollard, and Deb O among others.

This exhibition is curated by Maureen Weiss and Sibyl Wickersheimer.


Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to attend this event may contact Maria Galicia at (213)740-5549, It is requested that individuals requiring accommodations or auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify us at least 10 days before the event. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

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