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YunYu Wang-Chen

Professor

Professor Wang is a Certified Movement Analyst (1996), Labonation Reconstructor and Teacher (1984, 1985) who publishes extensively in U.S. and international dance journals, including; Dance Research Journal (USA), Crown, Artist Review, and Health Medical Magazine (Taiwan and China). She also has contributed articles to the anthologies Choreography and Dance: East Meets West, Dancing Female, and The Arts/Fitness Quality of Life Activities Programs: Creative Ideas for Working with Older Adults in Group Settings. A native of Taiwan, Professor Wang is the Founder of the internationally recognized Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (1973-81), which has performed throughout the world. She has worked with Anna Sokolow, whose major works Professor Wang has reconstructed and toured. She has taught at the University of Georgia (1985-91), Illinois Wesleyan University (1984-85), and Taipei National University of the Arts (1989-90). She also has extensive professional affiliations with the Jih Sun Foundation for Education (1995-2005), Congress on Research in Dance/CORD, Taiwan’s National Theatre, and the Taipei International Dance Festival. She was the project leader for the 2004 CORD/WDA/ICKL International Dance Conference in Taiwan. Professor Wang is the recipient of research grants from the Japan Foundation Program, the Gaylord Foundation, Council for Cultural Planning and Development (Taiwan), and the National Institute of the Arts (Taiwan), to name a few. She has maintained a full choreographic, conference workshop and publication schedule for the past 29 years. Professor Wang is currently leading a $1.5 million dance technology project funded by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic aiming to help the fields of healthy/fitness, animation and performing arts. Yunyu’s web page is located at http://faculty1.coloradocollege.edu/~ywang/yunyu1

Education

    She received her A.B.A. from the College of Chinese Culture, Taiwan, and her M.F.A. from the University of Illinois-Champaign.