UCR Dance. 8 ways of relating to gravity Work in Progress. by Jennifer Hong 洪 with Su-Don Hong 洪

UCR Department of Dance
4QS: 4th Quarter MFA Dance Showing

8 ways of relating to gravity

Work in Progress by Jennifer Hong 洪 with Su-Don Hong 洪
2nd-year MFA Student in Experimental Choreography

8 ways of relating to gravity is an on-going exploration of how specific bodies fall and how they maintain balance. It explores an intergenerational transmission of knowledge, following the youngest daughter 妹妹 and her dad 拔拔 as they teach each other pathways to and away from the floor and T’ai chi ch'üan 太極拳, respectively. At its heart, this project is a study on learning as a practice of discipline and care. It asks the questions: How should a female-born, Taiwanese-American body act in this world? How do we get to know who we are by exploring where we come from? And, does the apple fall far from the tree?

October 29-30, 2019
Tuesday - Wednesday, 8:00 P.M.
Performance Lab, ARTS 166    
Free and open to the public*
Q&A to follow.

Jennifer Hong began her modern dance training at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated in 2000 with a BA in Chinese Literature. Over the next decade, Jennifer performed with various choreographers in Portland, most notably Minh Tran + Co (2002-2008). In LA, Jennifer has danced with Rosanna Tavarez, Laurel Jenkins, Carol McDowell, Kevin Williamson, and Zena Bibler, and Jmy Kidd. She co-facilitated the Santa Monica Contact Improv Jam from 2014-2018, co-organized a series bringing visiting Contact Improv teachers to LA, and founded Westside Collective practice makes practice. Jennifer has taught Contact Improv as a guest lecturer at UCLA, CalArts, CSULA and Pieter Space. Her work is inspired by the Axis Syllabus International Research Network. She is currently a second-year MFA in Experimental Choreography at UC Riverside and is very grateful to be here.


Free and open to the public.
Though admission is free, a ticket is required. One ticket per person will be distributed at the venue one hour before the concert. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking: Complimentary permits available at the Information Kiosk until 8:00 P.M.
Information: dance@ucr.edu  dance.ucr.edu


8 ways of relating to gravity 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.

Support provided by the University of California, Riverside, Department of Dance; College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Dean’s Office.

Image from video by Jennifer Hong

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Arts Building, Performance Lab, ARTS 166
Arts Building, Riverside, CA 92507

Event Type

Arts, Dance


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students, General Public

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