'Persistence of Memory' by T.T.C. DanceVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Persistence of Memory takes its audience on a journey between the real and the surreal, where imagination is the only limitation of beauty. Ting-Ting Chang has conceptualized a convergence of dance and painting, focusing on the idea of moving sculptures and reexamining Salvador Dali's drawers and Sigmund Freud's unconscious mind. The piece won the Grand Prize award in the 2016 McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival.
About the Artistic Director and Choreographer
Ting-Ting Chang is a dancer, choreographer, and scholar born in Taiwan. An international choreographer in residence at American Dance Festival, she is a two-time winner of the McCallum Theatre's Choreography Festival and the Silver Award of China's 8th Lotus Cup. Her choreography was sponsored by Taiwan's Ministry of Culture and performed in the 2016 Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (Malaysia), the 3rd Silk Road International Arts Festival, the 2016 Shanghai Dance Stage International Festival, the 2015 Guangdong Dance Festival (China), the 2015 Asia Pacific Dance Bridge in Esplanade (Singapore), the 2015 Spotlight Project at University of Surrey (U.K.), and the 2013 Festival d'Avignon Off (France). She holds a Ph.D. from University of California, Riverside; an MFA from University of California, Irvine; and a BA from UCLA. She was an Andrew Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in dance at Washington University in St. Louis (2008-2010).
About T.T.C. Dance
T.T.C. Dance was established in the autumn of 2012 in an effort to return to the essence of dance, focusing on the body and reimagining its possibilities. Since then, the company has channeled this energy in reinventing the visual aspect of the performing art. By collaborating with artists from various fields and experimenting with different concepts, they continue to make positive strides towards a dynamic visual spectacle that is equally entertaining and inspiring. T.T.C. Dance was awarded the Grand Award of the 2016 McCallum Theatre Choreography Festival and has been recognized as a 2016 Ministry of Culture Cultivation Team, as well as being honored as a 2014 Outstanding Performing Arts Group of Taipei. Since 2013, T.T.C. Dance has received support from the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The National Culture and Arts Foundation, and Taipei City's Department of Cultural Affairs. Their international tour has taken them through China, England, France, Malaysia, and the U.S.
Major support for Performing Arts programs comes from Nancy C. Allen, Mickey Rosenau and Ellen Gritz, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and the Anchorage Foundation. Generous funding also provided by AARP, The Clayton Fund, Miller Theatre Advisory Board, New England Foundation for the Arts. Additional support provided by the Wortham Foundation, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and through contributions from the Friends of Asia Society, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming and exhibitions to Asia Society Texas Center. Presented in Partnership with Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston and Taiwan Academy.
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Houston, Texas 77004
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