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AGA Collaborative:

Event Date(s): 
February 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM
February 3, 2017 - 5:00 PM
Robinson Hall 118

The Department of Dance presents, choreographed and performed by AGA Collaborative. Running approximately 55 minutes, win. place. show. investigates a set of interrelated themes: the pressures of accomplishment and achievement that seem to shape our individual lives, the demands of perpetual productivity that are instigated by our “always on” economy, and the many ways that we find ourselves navigating the daily race. Sporting track suits and surrounded by rows of five-inch-tall trophies, the AGA Collaborative trio reveals structures that shape expectations and experiences, pressing audiences to consider their own investment in the contemporary climate of constantly “performing.” 

Tickets are $10 for general audience members and $8 for faculty, staff, and students.

Join for a special presentation: “AGA Collaborative: Walking in the Academy,” by Dr. Jeanmarie Higgins, at 6:30 pm in the Choir Room, Robinson Hall 145.

A trio of choreographer-performers (Alison Bory, Amanda Hamp, and UNC Charlotte Associate Professor of Dance Gretchen Alterowitz) based in various locations in the United States, AGA Collaborative formed in 2011 to explore the possibilities of co-creating. They co-choreograph, -perform, and -present dances that offer multiple perspectives and layers of meaning that are beyond the reach of a single choreographer. In their collaboration, they are dedicated to investigating different ways of thinking about and viewing dancing bodies on stage, prioritizing intimacy and connection over bodily display. AGA Collaborative approaches the stage as a multidimensional space and a site for community building, where dance speaks to something profound in our lives, available to and relevant for the audiences who experience it.