Watch Now: Keith Haring: Bodies in Motion 4/7/2021 @ NOON

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Dance played a fundamental role in Keith Haring's life and art. The ecstatic experience of dance and the visual dynamics of bodies in motion constituted a formal language for Haring as he translated the energy of the streets and nightclubs into fine art. 

Choreographer and dancer Muna Tseng collaborated with Keith Haring to create the set drawings for a 1982 dance performance. This program will include a presentation by Tseng of her collaboration with Haring, including slides of the original drawings, video clips from the performance, and images taken by her brother Tseng Kwong Chi, Haring’s official photo-chronicler.  

Then, Denver-based dancer Samantha Weese uses Muna and Haring’s work as inspiration to create a new performance in the galleries of MCA Denver.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Muna Tseng is a New York-based, Hong Kong-born, choreographer and dance artist. She founded Muna Tseng Dance Projects in 1986 and has made over 30 productions in collaboration with world-famous composers, directors, and visual artists. Awards include a Bessie New York Dance and Performance Award, from the Smithsonian and Kennedy Center in DC, and repeat fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches contemporary dance infused with Chinese qigong practice.

Samantha Weese is a dancer, artist, and acupuncturist based in Denver and Los Angeles.  She has performed with groups such as Breaking Barriers, Denver Kiki Sessions, House of Flora, Hard Candy Dancers, and works frequently with Meow Wolf.  With her passion for music and club culture, Samantha works to preserve and honor club and street styles of dance as a student and performer of house, waacking, locking, hip hop, and vogue.