Department of Theatre and Dance
The University of Vermont Burlington, Vermont
URBANO: A Hybrid Performance of Dance and Visual Art
The purpose of Higa’s presentation is to describe and analyze the creative process behind the performance Urbano in order to provide emergent choreographers and dance students with an anecdotal lecture on dance composition, differing from that found in most choreography books. The concept for Urbano was born from Higa’s desire to live in an urban environment within the rural state of Vermont. Higa’s research process investigated themes of demographic saturation, social relationships, architecture, and financial status within society. During the presentation, Higa will talk through the key components of this hybrid performance and address the questions many emergent choreographers and dancers ask themselves when creating in this capacity.