The University Dancers had the opportunity to work closely with choreographer Nathan Trice as he created a premiere dance piece for the dancers’ annual spring concert, Momentum.’
Nathan Trice, who is a professional performer and teacher, has worked for major companies, ranging from MOMIX, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater, Kevin Iega Jeff, Donald Byrd/The Group and Forces of Nature Dance Company.
He then decided to launch his own company, Nathan Trice Rituals, a project-by-project dance theater, which was a platform to explore social, political or aesthetics ideas, he said.
Trice’s mission is to serve those who seek the reflective importance of being human through artistic work that examines contemporary and historical dynamics of gender, identity and culture, said Anne Norman Van Gelder, who is the artistic director for University Dancers.
Trice, who was in residence for 10 days until Thursday, Sept.17, held intensive rehearsals, in addition to working with as many dancers and students as his work allowed, Gelder said.
Photos and Preface by Catherine McTiernan