Choreographer and multimedia director Chris Emile shares his new work blending performance, narrative, and video, Untitled, Tuesday, Oct 26th at 6 pm at The Movement Gallery. The film explores radical expressions of empathy through performance, interviews, and personal storytelling by four performers. In this one-hour event, Emile demonstrates the creative process behind ‘Untitled’ with a live performance, followed by the premiere of the film and a Q&A with key members of the film’s creative team moderated by Jordan McHenry.
About Chris Emile
Based in Los Angeles, Chris Emile is an active director, choreographer, educator, and performer. He received his formidable dance education from Lula Washington, Karen McDonald, the Ailey School, and holds a BFA in Dance from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet/Dominican University BFA program as a member of the inaugural class. As a dancer, Chris has performed with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Morphoses, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and BODYTRAFFIC performing the works of master choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Idan Sharabi, Stijn Celis, Barak Marshall, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano.
He is the co-founder/curator for the movement-based project No)one. Art House where he has programmed site-specific performances, films, educational workshops, and movement-based installations with institutions such as Hauser & Wirth, the Getty Museum, SAINT HERON, Refinery 29, St. Germain, the 14th Factory, and the California African American Museum among others.
As an educator, he has been a guest lecturer at the California Institute of the Arts, USC, UCLA, AMDA, Loyola Marymount University, Pomona College, Boston Conservatory, and UC Irvine. He also coordinates a week-long workshop every summer entitled CIPHER that engages movement-based artists in an intense daily practice of meditation, movement research, and composition study.