UCR Department of Dance

Megan Kendzior 

4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showings
Second-year MFA student in Experimental Choreography 
MFA Committee Chair: Joel Mejia Smith 

a kaleidoscope
the process of unraveling 
dancing body, vocal musings 
with lush minor improvisations on the accordion
ancestral evocation and the study of assimilation
service and reparation
land and labor acknowledgement
dismantling white supremacy 
leverage privilege and relinquish power

During the month of October, Megan will share a series of hour-long solo explorations in downtown Riverside, at UCR, and in her backyard in Upland, California. She will experiment with cyclical improvisations using her body, voice, and accordion. The process will be facilitated in coordination with artistic collaborating partner Jason Goodfriend, and will be available for viewing on Vimeo. 

Please join us for The Overlap  
Works in Progress by Megan Kendzior, Giovanna Sosa Santos, and Talia Mason 
A shared evening of process-based research followed by a conversation between and across their three individual works, moderated by Luis Lara Malvacías

October 22, 2020 
Thursday, 6:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US and Canada)  

You are invited to a Zoom meeting - Register in advance here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting and a program with links to view the work.

Megan Kendzior is a dance maker and arts advocate, originally hailing from Sarasota, Florida. Her practice and research are centered on the convergence of choreographic, improvisational, and community organizing structures. Her work has been presented/commissioned by venues in New York, California, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, Montana, Washington DC, Mexico, Guatemala, and Israel. Her five-year project Witness was celebrated through the National College Dance Festival's Outstanding Student Choreographer Award at the Kennedy Center, publication in University of Florida's Journal of Undergraduate Research, and an evening-length presentation at Danspace Project (NY).   

Download The Overlap poster here
Download The Overlap program here

Information:  dance@ucr.edu   

This work is presented by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance and created in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Fine Arts degree in Experimental Choreography.

Photo credit: Jason Goodfriend

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