Choreographer, Director, Interactive Technologies
Valerie Williams loves to move. Her energy and sensitivity to the audience let her dance in a way that is highly expressive and delightfully clear. As a much sought after residency artist, she communicates not only the discipline but the joy of dance as well. As artistic director of Co'Motion Dance Theater, she choreographs, produces concerts and pays dancers for their work. She also performs with Musica Antiqua, reconstructing and performing dances of the Renaissance and Middle Ages.
Valerie's credits include work as rehearsal director for Bill T. Jones, New York City; international rehearsal director for Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land; director and choreographer for Co'Motion Dance Theater, Ames, Iowa; musical theater choreography for more than 60 productions (professional, community theater, high school); Artist In Schools/Communities for over 20 years. She was commissioned by Teatro Studio in Rome, Italy to set her choreography of Divine Liturgy ; performed in The Promised Land in Spoleto, Italy; and was rehearsal director for the Lyon Opera Ballet in Lyon, France: Love Defined (1992), 24 Images/Seconde (1995). Currently, she is investigating using real-time human/computer technology in performances that allow dancers more control over their performing environment.
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