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Dancer-choreographer's photos to be on display in exhibition at Illinois


Sharita Forrest, News Editor

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Artistic director, dancer and choreographer Robert Wood will present selected photographs from his repertory works in an exhibition that opens Nov. 11 at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

Wood has 25 years’ professional concert stage experience as a soloist and featured artist in several New York dance companies, including his own, Robert Wood Dance New York Inc. Wood also is a George A. Miller Visiting Professor at Illinois through the Center for Advanced Study.

The exhibition, “exPoSure: dance and Photography in Dialogue or “emanation: anthropologie of dance in Photography or exPoSure: Emanations of Choreography in Photography,” spans the period 1977-2004 of Wood’s career and features work by photographer Chris Ramirez, of The New York Times; Laura Boccaletti, an American fashion photographer; and Italian photographer Alessandro Botticelli.

The event, which will begin at 7 p.m., will feature a presentation by Wood, followed by a reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition. The event will be held in the Humanities Lecture Hall at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, 805 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 10.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by IPRH. Wood’s campus visit is made possible by the Center for Advanced Study George A. Miller Visiting Professor Program, the department of anthropology, the Asian American Studies Program, the Unit for Cinema Studies, the College of Media and other campus units.

For more information, contact IPRH at 244-3344.