Chun-Chen Chang, CC, was born in Taiwan. She currently lives and works as a choreographer and performer in New York. She received her M.F.A. in dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was awarded a three-year Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship. She worked with Kirstie Simson at the Art of Dance Improvisation: Research and Performance in Italy and Greece. She was a resident at the 2007 Dance Omi International Dance Collective, and 2008-09 Outer/Space Artists in Residence at Dance Theater Workshop. She participated in the 2008 and 2009 Summer Arts Program at Watermill Center. In 2008, she received the LMF Dance Fund from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. CC has also worked with Robert Wilson, Jonah Bokaer, Tere O’Connor, Rebecca Nettl-Fiol, Esteban Donoso, Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group, and many others.
CC considers dance as her art practice in her conceptual and perceptual exploration. Viewing the body as the representation of time and being, her fundamental concern is to question the body’s presence. She is interested in exploring not only the movement of the body, but also human consciousness, transformative states and energy — the things which connect us as human beings. In her work she intends to explore what it feels like to be human.
During the residency at LMCC, she will develop a new project Cloud No. 33, a collaboration with sound artist, Hong-Kai Wang, and visual artist, Ivy Ma.
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