Join us at the University Art Museum on Thursday, February 9, at 6:30 for a special dance performance by artist, filmmaker, dancer and choreographer Flora Wiegmann. By taking the dance into the gallery space, Wiegmann enacts a physical reaction to the pieces on the walls, while drawing attention to her own moving body as an ephemeral sculptural element in itself. The visitor may contrast her live performance with the images of Wiegmann dancing in her film, Wandering (Still), which is displayed in the exhibition.
Flora Wiegmann is a Los Angeles based dancer, choreographer, artist and filmmaker. She studied at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London, England and earned a B.A. in Dance from Columbia College in Chicago, IL before receiving her M.F.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. Wiegmann creates new contexts for dance performance, blurring the boundaries between visual art and dance. Through her choreography and work in film she studies the relationship between both, historically and specifically. Wiegmann has performed and exhibited her work at various local and international venues including: Art Basel (Miami, FL); Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Los Angeles, CA); The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, CA); Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff, Canada); Performa09 (New York, NY) and The Orange County Museum of Art (Newport Beach, CA).