Using Marxist space theorist Michel de Certeau's notion of "walking," dramaturg Jeanmarie Higgins, assistant professor of theatre, introduces AGA Collaborative's body of work as a navigational tactic, a feminist work process, and a celebration of academic arts research. This event is free and is presented as part of the AGA Collaborative residency in the Department of Dance.
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.
Please join us for a performance of AGA Collaborative's win. place. show on February 3 at 5:00 pm or 7:30 pm.