"Her mesmerizing solo performance...transmitted emotional depth and dramatic intensity with minimal movement, every gesture, every breath fine-tuned and focused. The utter clarity of a raised knee, a flexed foot, or undulating arms was quite wondrous and took on heightened importance in her purposeful execution of the sculpted phrases."
— Lynn Colburn Shapiro
ABOUT PEGGY CHOY DANCE
Choy’s works “...juxtapose the contemporary and the timeless.”
—The Washington Post
PEGGY CHOY DANCE re-envisions and re-embodies the history, politics, and cultural aesthetics that illuminate shared potential for social justice and change.
PEGGY CHOY DANCE calls attention to crises affecting women and our environment, and explores Afro-Asian intersections, garnering praise as "original, uncompromising, and powerfully moving."
In Choy's danscapes, Asian movement and martial arts are wielded in performance that navigates between movement genres, including Javanese dance and Korean court dance, and urban vernacular forms.
Since the mid-1990s, PEGGY CHOY DANCE has performed from New York to Prague—at New York’s Dance Theater Workshop, La Mama E.T.C., and Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, Aaron Davis Hall, and Alvin Ailey Studio, at DC’s Kennedy Center, Dance Place and the Smithsonian Institution, Kennedy Theater in Honolulu, Utan Kayu in Jakarta, Seoul Art Center in Korea, Danza Teatro Retazos in Havana, and Baráčnická Rychta in Prague, and the Korean Cultural Center in Berlin.
Choy's national and international awards include an NEA/Atlantic Center for the Arts fellowship, Danspace Project's Commissioning Initiative, Princeton and Cornell University commissions, and commissions from the Kintari Foundation, Seoul Selection, and Cafe Intarsia.
ABOUT THE KI PROJECT, INC.
THE KI PROJECT, INC., is a non-profit organization, supporting creative thinking and inter-cultural performance for future generations.
THE KI PROJECT, INC. supports new ways of interdisciplinary education and outreach.
We are interested in how performance connects with diverse cultural legacies, histories, and divergent views of science and the mind, in ways that inspire sustainable environments and generational transformation.