About The Choreographer

Cheng-Chieh Yu received a B.F.A. in Modern Dance with a minor in Chinese Opera from the Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan in 1989, where her studies included: ballet, modern dance (Graham, Limon, and Cunningham techniques), as well as Chinese martial arts, and Chinese Opera. Yu received a MFA in 1991 from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dance Department in Performance and Choreography. Cheng Chieh Yu’s international performance career began as a company member touring Asia, Australia, and Europe with the Taipei based Cloud Gate Dance Theater. During the decade of 1991-2001 based out of New York City Yu danced as a member of companies including – The Jose Limon Dance Company, Gus Solomons Dance Company, Bebe Miller Dance Company, and Ralph Lemon Dance Project. Yu performed in acclaimed venues from Moscow, and Beijing to the Presidential White House in Washington D.C.

Her extensive teaching credits include the Beijing Dance Academy, ATV Academy for Performing Arts/China, The Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, the Beijing Dance Festival/China, Taipei National University of the Arts/Taiwan, Suzanne Dellal Dance Center/Tel Aviv, Ohio State University, Texas Woman’s University, University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee, as well as in NYC at Movement Research, The Limon Institute and Dance Space Inc. She is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, UCLA.

 

余承婕,

舞蹈剧场编导, 国立台北艺术大学艺术学士,在校期间主修现代舞,副修京剧武功, 学习项目包括芭蕾舞、现代舞(葛蘭姆、李蒙及康宁漢技巧)、中國傳統拳术及京剧崑曲的唱作念打, 師承台灣戲曲大師梁秀娟老師,畢業展演作品包括演出崑曲獨幂劇“思凡“的色空一角。 1991年取得纽约大学帝许学院(Tisch School of the Arts) 舞蹈艺术硕士。

1987年加入台湾云门舞集后,开始展开其演出生涯,随团至亚、澳,欧巡演。1989至2001年间定居纽约从事舞蹈表演和编创,曾与各大知名舞团合作演出, 包括荷西·李蒙舞团(Jose Limon Dance Co.)、格斯所羅门斯(Gus Solomons Jr.) 碧比米勒(Bebe Miller) 等舞团, 并担任罗夫˙雷蒙(Ralph Lemon)舞蹈计划的客席艺术家, 演出足跡從莫斯科到美國總統白宫,遍及全美和歐洲各地。

通过多年教/学及工作坊的研究試煉, 深入地关注隱藏在中国傳統拳術的身體文化和後现代舞蹈“放松技巧/接觸即興“的關聯性, 余承婕曾客座任教于北京舞蹈学院,北京舞蹈节, 广東舞蹈节,广東亞視演艺學院, 国立台北艺术大学,台湾云门舞集,香港演艺学院,美国的俄亥俄州大学(Ohio State University/Columbus Ohio),威斯康新大学(University of  Wisconsin/Milwaukee), 纽约大学,纽约的动作研究中心,荷西.李蒙学校和舞蹈空间等。余承婕現任加州大學洛杉磯校区(UCLA),世界藝術和文化及舞蹈系(Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance)副教授 www.wac.ucla.edu

80年代至今,余承婕在台湾、纽约及洛杉矶学习中國傳統拳术。2008年,正式拜入洛杉矶龙驤武坛邹家驤师父门下。成为‘武坛’中少有的女弟子之一, 2009和2014年分别获得在拉斯维加斯和洛杉矶举办的国际中国拳术锦标赛中,八卦掌64掌双人对练,八卦蛾眉刺和劈挂掌女子金牌奬,並受邀大会的大師展演。 (备注:‘武坛‘是刘云樵大师于1971 年创坛于台湾, 至今其弟子分坛遍佈全世界)