WID Discovery Fellow Leads “Rise Over Run: Off the Wall Dances”

Discovery Fellow: Li Chiao-Ping from Wisc Institute for Discovery on Vimeo.

Video transcript

Discovery Fellow Li Chiao-Ping, along with her dance company, will perform Rise Over Run: Off the Wall Dances at the Discovery Building Friday May 9 through Sunday May, 11, 2014.

Li’s Rise Over Run focuses on spirit, community, strength and hope, while exploring perspectives of identity, space and place. It features a unique and inventive approach to dance by performers with daring and adventurous spirits.

Li Chiao-Ping
Li Chiao-Ping

“Parts of our performances will focus on the idea of belonging,” says Li. “The dancers and I wanted to explore various relationships and investigate how identity and place can factor in, in a place like the Discovery Building. Doing so and balancing expressivity and abstraction is an exciting aesthetic challenge.”

The show is a movable feast. Members of the audience will follow the performance as it travels through the building. Designated tour guides will help audience members navigate the unique structure of Rise Over Run. The program is wheelchair accessible and family-friendly.

“We chose to create Rise at the Discovery Building instead of a traditional theater because of WID’s reputation as a place of innovation and experimentation,” said Li. “This project takes us into new territory; it piqued my curiosity and imagination and I am very excited to see what happens. It’s all quite raw and fresh!”

Rise Over Run dance

Special showings for area schools will take place on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9, 2014.

For general information and to reserve space for your school, contact Kelsey Manders or call 608-263-5735.

Purchase tickets to the performance. Reserve your place early; each show is limited to an audience capacity of only 200.

Visit Li Chiao-Ping Dance for more information.

Funding for Rise Over Run: Off the Wall Dances comes in part through the sponsorship and support from the Alliant Energy Foundation; Altrusa International of Madison, Inc.; American Girl’s Fund for Children; Evjue Foundation; Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts; UW-Madison Graduate School; School of Education Virginia Horne Henry Fund; UW-Madison Dance Dept.; and LCPD’s Circle of Friends.