April 24, 7:45 - 9:30 PM
This month, Y-Exchange is proud to present dance artist and educator Gerald Casel, and poet/scientist, Chun Yu. Y-Exchange is co-presented by Kinetech Arts, ODC Theatre and The Djerassi Resident Artists Program. This event is open to the public and admission is free.
Gerald Casel is a San Francisco based dance artist and is artistic director of GERALDCASELDANCE. His work complicates and provokes questions surrounding colonialism, collective cultural amnesia, whiteness and privilege, and the tensions between the invisible/perceived/obvious structures of power. He is an Associate Professor of Dance and is the Associate Chair of the Department of Theater Arts at University of California, Santa Cruz. Casel received a Bessie award for dancing in the companies of Michael Clark, Stephen Petronio, Zvi Gotheiner, and Stanley Love. A graduate of The Juilliard School, he holds an MFA from UW-Milwaukee. Recent performance projects include collaborations with Peiling Kao, Keith Hennessy, and Netta Yerushalmy. Casel recently led a Community Engagement Residency entitled Dancing Around Race, a process that interrogated racial inequity in the San Francisco Bay Area and this summer, he and his students will return to Camping at Centre National de la Danse in Paris.
photo by Robbie Sweeney
Chun Yu is a bilingual poet, graphic novelist, and scientist, the award-winning author of Little Green: Growing Up During the Chinese Cultural Revolution (Simon & Schuster), a graphic novel in progress on Mao and Emperor Li Yu (Macmillan), and many more. As an immigrant from an old culture in revolution to a new world with transforming technologies, her work merges art, science, and spirituality, winning support from San Francisco Arts Commission, Zellerbach Foundation, Poets & Writers etc.. Yu holds a B.S. and M.S. from Peking University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard-MIT HST. She has also danced since she was a child and was a part of the MIT ballroom dance team. She currently dances Tango.
photo by Adrian Belic
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