Peter Chu

Moving Constructs

Jun 3, 2024 – Jun 22, 2024
Moving Constructs

Peter Chu's work is deeply influenced by his multicultural upbringing. In his new creation, Qigong, Taiji and Chinese Medicine have inspired him to investigate the interconnectedness of vitality, energy and substance and to explore how movement and body language from different cultures can communicate through breath and sensation.

A visual and movement experience, his choreography will be a "construction" that aims for internal and external balance and harmony.

On June 22, "Moving Constructs" will be presented on the Open Air Stage of Orsolina28.

Peter Chu

Born in the Bronx and raised in Cocoa Beach, Peter Chu's interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine was a gateway to a deeper understanding of his Chinese identity and has influenced his values as a human and creator. Being raised by his mother, a music therapist, profoundly shaped his rhythmic and musical approach to creating. Chu began his dance training as a competitive gymnast and nurtured his artistry at Dussich Dance Studio. As a BFA student at The Juilliard School, he further developed his skills as a technical mover and embarked on a journey into choreography. He has performed with renowned dance companies such as Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot, EZdanza, Aszure Barton and Artists, and Celine Dion's A New Day.

In 2008, Chu formed his project-based company, chuthis., which combines innovative lighting and sound with live contemporary movement.

Chu's accolades include receiving the 2010 A.C.E. Capezio Award and being selected as the 2008 choreographer for the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival. In 2018, he received the Harvard Blogett Award for Distinguished Artist for his creative process and piece at the Theater, Dance, and Media Department at Harvard University. Chu has also served as Rehearsal Director for Nederlands Dans Theater 2 and Guest Rehearsal Director for NDT1.

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Peter Chu Jun 3, 2024 – Jun 22, 2024
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