UMBC's Center for Innovation, Research and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Pioneer Winter, who will speak about his work as the artistic director of the Pioneer Winter Collective, an intergenerational and physically integrated dance-theater company, rooted in social practice, community, queer visibility, and beauty beyond the mainstream. Pioneer Winter’s work democratizes performance in public spaces, museums and galleries, stage, and film. A major objective continues to be expanding the definition of all that dance is and can be so that all bodies survive, thrive, and are witnessed in spite of constant erasure based upon race, body type, age, and ability.
Pioneer Winter (he/they, b. 1987) is a Miami-based choreographer and artistic director of Pioneer Winter Collective, an intergenerational and physically integrated dance-theater company, rooted in social practice and community, queer visibility and beauty beyond the mainstream. Recognized in Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, Pioneer Winter’s work democratizes performance in public spaces, museums and galleries, stage, and film. He has been commissioned by Miami Theater Center, Karen Peterson and Dancers, Tigertail Productions, Jacksonville Dance Theatre, FundArte, and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, where Pioneer is the Center’s first Artist-in-Resident collaboration in a decade. Most recently, PWC premiered Birds of Paradise, commissioned by the Arsht Center and supported by NEFA’s National Dance Project Award, MAP Fund, and the Knight Foundation. Winter serves as assistant teaching professor in the Honors College and College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts at Florida International University, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment (CHUE) and an inaugural Fellow in the Miami Studies Program.
This free event is open to the pubic and will be presented via Zoom. Please visit CIRCA for additional information.
Image: Birds of Paradise, Pioneer Winter Collective, 2021. (Photo by World Red Eye)