Transfer: a dance performance by the Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble

The Department of Dance and the Gluck Fellows of the Arts Presents Program


A dance performance by the Gluck Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Choreographed by Visiting Assistant Professor André M. Zachery

With Imran Afzal, Jessica Barajas, Brianna Gomez, Ami-Maxine Hill, Hana Kondo-Bacon and Susana Saldivar

Coordinated by Magnolia Graduate Manager Yang Sao Yia

OUTDOOR SHOW | FREE & open on campus

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 | 4:30-5:00 p.m.

UCR, Outdoor Stage ARTS

LIVE PERFORMANCE AND Q&A | Free, open to the public

Saturday February 12, 2022 | 10h00-11h00

Duke, Athletics and Dance BuildingRoom 102

All attendees must adhere to all campus health and safety guidelines:

Transfer is a 10-minute dance performance that examines what it means to inherit a space, a ritual, a story, a mood and add your own narrative to a lineage. The traditions of the African diaspora across black cultural landscapes are transmitted from one generation to the next. This dance draws on diverse movement traditions that range from vernacular hip hop, capoeira, and dancehall to the sonic variations of hip hop, electronic dub, and contemporary electro-acoustic rock, to develop Afrofuturistic explorations of collective resistance.

Biography of the choreographer:

André M. Zachery (b. 1981) is a Haitian-African American interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. CUNY/Brooklyn College. As Artistic Director of Renegade Performance Group, his practice, research, and community engagement artistically focus on fusing choreography, technology, and Black cultural practices through multimedia work. André is a Gregory Millard Fellow in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2016, a Fellow in Choreography from the Jerome Hill Foundation in 2019 and a Bessie nominee for Breakout Choreographer in 2021.

As a scholar, he has served on panels, led panel discussions, moderated discussions and presented research on a myriad of topics including Afrofuturism, African Diaspora practices and philosophies, aesthetics black culture, technology in art and performance and on expanding the boundaries of artistic creation within the community. He has been a panelist and has presented his research at institutions such as Duke University, Brooklyn College, University of Virginia, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. André has taught at Brooklyn College and has been a visiting faculty member in dance programs at Florida State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Ohio State University, University of California Los Angeles, and the University of California at Riverside.

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