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‘Flight: Torn like a rose,’ runs Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at H’Doubler Performance Space

October 03, 2019

The School of Education’s Dance Department, along with Peggy Choy Dance company and UW-Madison’s Asian American Studies program, presents “Flight: Torn like a rose,” which will be held at the H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2.  

Peggy Choy, an associate professor with the Dance Department, has a foundation in Korean and Javanese dance, Asian martial arts, and is a certified teacher of Dayan Qigong — a 1,700 year-old vital energy force practice from China. 

FlightThrough her dance company, Choy teaches her “Ki-Flow” dance technique, and holds innovative dance courses with an ethnic studies perspective, including Asian American Movement, and Afro-Asian Improv: From Hip Hop to Martial Arts Fusion. 

After premiering in New York in 2017, Choy will bring “Flight” for a repeat performance in New York, followed by performances held in Madison. The concert features a diverse ensemble of world-class dancers with training in Asian and Afro-Caribbean martial arts, urban vernacular dance, ballet, and contemporary dance. Performances will include artists Autumn Harms, Yuriko Miyake, Ze Motion, Xavier Townsend, Lacouir Yancey, and Choy herself. 

This event is co-sponsored by Asian Languages & Cultures, the Department of Afro-American Studies, the Department of Theatre & Drama, Middle Eastern Studies, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The concert is made possible through generous funding from the Anonymous Fund and the Evjue Foundation.

There will be performances at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1, as well as at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. All performances will be held at the Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space in Lathrop Hall at 1050 University Ave.

Tickets are $22 for the general public and $16 for students and seniors. Advance tickets may be purchased online at Campus Arts Ticketing, in person at the Campus Arts Box Office at 800 Langdon Street in Madison, or by phone at 608-265-2787. Remaining tickets will be available at the door in Lathrop hall starting one hour before the performance. All tickets are reserved seating.

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