WHERE: Nancy Smith Fichter Theatre
WHEN: October 4th, 2013 at 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $40 for general admission / $10 for students. Buy tickets here or call (850) 644-6500
On October 4th, O’Connor will return to FSU as part of FSU Opening Nights to perform poem and Sister. Prior to the performance, on October 2nd, O’Connor will discuss and reflect on his summer residency at the School of Dance Forum. The discussion hopes to show the choreographic process and contextualize the work for the audience by illustrating how traces of the different works show in and influence future works. Please reserve seats for the discussion on this web page under Entry points.
Tere O’Connor has been choreographing since 1982 and has created more than 35 works for his company, which has performed throughout Europe, South America, Canada, and the United States He has created numerous commissioned works around the world, including works for the Lyon Opera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and Jean Butler.
Mr. O’Connor received a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and earned a 2013 Faculty Award for Excellence in Research from the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois. He is the recipient of a United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Award, the Creative Capital Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and more. He has received grants from the NEA, New York State Council on the Arts, NEFA/National Dance Project, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Map Fund, and the Jerome Foundation. He is the 2013 Chair of the Chime Without Borders mentorship program initiated by Margie Jenkins Dance Company in San Francisco.
A much sought after teacher, Mr. O’Connor has taught at festivals and universities around the world; and is a tenured professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, dividing his time between New York and Illinois. [/learn_more]