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Artist Talk with Kiani del Valle
September 25 at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As part of its Friday Free Hour Series of Artist Talks, the Department of Dance presents dancer, choreographer and director Kiani del Valle, who will speak art form and collaborations with music videos, visual artists and fashion designers.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Kiani del Valle is currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her body of work often discusses subjects of displacement, the colonized and de-colonized body and androgyny. She draws from collaboration between dance and different mediums, such as video, theatre, music, visual art and feature films. Her choreographic craft is formulated through authentic movement, character development and the disruption of classical dance structures and formations. Del Valle’s KDV Dance Ensemble as well as her solo work have been presented in theatres and museums such as the Getty Museum, Serpentine Gallery, Roundhouse London, Barbican Center, Dance Theatre Workshop, Tribeca Performing Arts Centre, National Sawdust, Cathedral Vibiana, Konzerthaus Berlin and most recently Copenhagen Contemporary.
Del Valle has been involved in the music scene, collaborating in live performances and music videos for artists such as OBJEKT, Bendik Giske, Simian Mobile Disco, Floating Points, CLARK, Matthew Dear, Dirty Projectors, John Legend, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Rammstein. Del Valle was awarded Latin American Artist of the year by UNESCO and the Institute of Puerto Rican culture.
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