Chris Walker

Position title: Professor, Dance Department

2020-21 Update
Walker used Impact 2030 funds to co-produce and develop work for a temporary outdoor performance space. The funding also allowed Walker to travel and meet with elders and founders of Jamaican concert dance and co-produce “Eat Little & Live Long,” with Makeda Thomas, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Learn more
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Walker is a multi-hyphenate contemporary dance and performance artist. Rooted in “Resistance Aesthetics,” Walker’s work draws upon the danced rituals, mas traditions, and embodied performance history of the African diaspora. The founding artistic director of OMAI/First Wave, Walker developed the First Wave Process. His research intersects dance choreography for the concert stage with collaborations with visual and performance artists for museum, alternate spaces, professional theatre, and video/film.