Faculty Profile Richard Chen See

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    Richard Chen See

    Richard Chen See



    Open Level Taylor Technique



    Bio



    Richard Chen See danced for the Paul Taylor Dance Company for fifteen years (1993 – 2008), originating and assuming roles in more than forty of Paul Taylor’s dances. He is currently a core faculty member for the Peridance Certificate Program, and restages Mr. Taylor’s dances on companies and educational institutions around the USA and the world, including Taylor 2, Beijing Dance Academy (China), Navdhara India Dance Theatre (India), Rambert Dance Company (UK) and American Ballet Theater (USA). Mr. Chen See is a twice awarded Fulbright Fellow to teach dance in New Zealand (2011) and India (2018), and has repeatedly appeared on faculty for summer intensives with the Taylor School, and the American Dance Festival. A Jamaican by birth, where his early training was in ballet, modern and Afro-Caribbean folk forms, Mr. Chen See began his professional career in 1978 dancing with companies as varied as Northern Ballet Theatre (England), Oakland Ballet (USA), ODC/San Francisco (USA) and various independent productions in classical, contemporary and experimental disciplines before joining Paul Taylor Dance Company. .

    Class Description



    Dance should be fun and challenging for your body, mind and imagination. Richard Chen See, is best known for performing and staging Paul Taylor’s dances. However, Chen See’s background in dance ranges from Afro-Caribbean to ballet to contact improvisation, and his class will draw on a variety of modern and classical technique influences. This class will provide a safe environment to explore your movement potential with a variety of approaches to develop and enhance your technical and performance skills. Starting with some basic floorwork, class will follow a careful progression to set you up for more dynamic combinations that are meant to introduce or expand your range of expression beyond any one “style” of dance.



    Photo credit: Paul B Goode
                    Week of: Nov 23, 2020 - Nov 29, 2020