LI CHIAO PING (Artistic Director/ Choreographer/Performer) was named
Dance Magazine as one of the 25 "well be watching in 2001
and for years to come!" A native of San Francisco, she has toured
extensively as a solo artist with her evening-length works YELLOW RIVER,
ENTOMBED WARRIOR, and a concert of six solos titled THE MENS PROJECT,
choreography by Mark Dendy, David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Daniel Nagrin,
Solomons jr and Mel Wong.
The documentary "Six Solos: Li Chiao-Ping
Dances" was directed by Douglas Rosenberg and was broadcast on
Wisconsin Public Television in 1999. She formed LI CHIAO-PING DANCE
in 1990 and
co-directs DZIGA VERTOV PERFORMANCE GROUP with Douglas Rosenberg.
Her work has been presented and screened throughout North and South
America and Europe, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto,
Barcelona, Paris, and London, as well as at festivals such as Jacobs
Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, The Yard, the International Festival of
Video and Dance in Argentina, and the American Dance Festival.
Ms. Li has received numerous awards, grants, and honors, including
the National Endowment for the Arts and choreographic fellowships from
the Wisconsin Arts Board and Scripps/ADF Humphrey-Weidman-Limon. She
was recently nominated for a prestigious Cal Arts/Alpert Award in Dance.
Ms. Li is an Associate Professor in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and has served as an advisor to the Overture
Foundation, a grants panelist for both the Philadelphia Dance Alliance
and the Illinois Arts Council, as well as an adjudicator for the American
College Dance Festival (ACDFA)/Mid-Atlantic region.