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directed by Eric Geiger

March 10 - 12, 2016

Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Dance Studio 3

The Performance

For this year’s winterWORKS I'm very interested in creating a collaboration between all of those who are involved in order to make something together. We'll be starting from zero. The performance of the work will be to share what we've made with others. The value system of the dance moves away from a display of what we can do and more of a sharing of how we can be. I am inviting any level of experience to participate- there might be highly experienced dancers who have taken years of dance classes and highly experienced dancers who have never walked into a dance studio, all making and performing together. This is important to me because it's a direct reflection of the kind of diverse world I want to live in- different kinds of people, with different experiences, working and making together.

The movement material will be generated by moving away from our choreographed bodies as well as honoring the specific skills we have learned. We are choreographed in many ways- by performing ourselves in the world, training in dance classes, gender, cultural identities, etc.

In the past there have been "auditions" for the course but I am not having one this year. Everybody and every body who is interested and wants to participate can.

We’ll practice being in it together while simultaneously listening to our responsive/responsible selves.

About the Director

Eric Geiger: "I am a dancer and I make dances collaboratively with other dance artists. Making embodied connections within myself, and with others, helps me to navigate through, interact with, and attempt to make sense of the world around me. My values around performance and dance have been deeply influenced by my experiences in performing works by and collaborating with artists such as Bill T. Jones, William Forsythe, Stephen Petronio, Susan Marshall, Maguy Marin, Angelin Preljocaj, Nancy McCaleb, Sara Shelton Mann, Deborah Hay, Anya Cloud, Liam Clancy, Jess Humphrey, Tara Knight, Leslie Seiters, and LIVE. I’m the Co-Artistic Director of PADL West, a laboratory for performance, art, and dance, alongside Karen Schaffman and Anya Cloud. In my role within the faculty at UCSD, I guide students in experiences that allow us to continually question what dance is and can be. My current, ongoing training as a Feldenkrais Method practitioner is helping me to better understand what the least amount of effort means as well as the idea of reversibility and re-direction in movement and multiple other contexts."

Performed and Choreographed by

Jillian Allen, Tara Arbogast, Evan Azcuna, Shiyue Bai,
Cindy Coronado, Viktor de la Fuente, Vanessa Diaz,
Issa Hourani, Amanda Jayne Howard, Shuqi Huang,
Ellen Kim, Olivia Koziel, Jessica Lai, Rena Levinson,
Xianyi Liu, Miranda Lyon, Valerie Murnau, Yuan Qi,
Silvia Rodriguez, Ariadna Sainz, Heejung Shin,
Jacob Thater, Yinghong Xu, Janet Yuen
The Creative Team

Director – Eric Geiger
Scenic Designer – Anna Robinson
Lighting Designer – Alex Miller-Long
Production Stage Manager – Kamra Jacobs
Performances Parking & Location

Located at:
Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Dance Studio 3

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.



Mar. 10

Mar. 11

Mar. 12
7:30pm     OPENING


7:30pm     CLOSING

Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

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