Chang I-Wen 張懿文

Posted on May, 02 2014

Chang I-Wen 張懿文

Name: Chang I-Wen 張懿文

Home institution: University of California at Los Angeles

Duration of Stay: June 16 to July 15, 2014

Education:

2013-
Ph.D. Candidate in World Arts and Cultures/Dance, with concentration in Culture and Performance, University of California at Los Angeles (GPA 3.858)
2010
Ph.D. student in World Arts and Cultures/Dance, with concentration in Culture and Performance, University of California at Los Angeles (GPA 3.858)
2008
M.A. in Art Theory and Criticism, Graduate School of Art History, College of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, with distinction (GPA 4.00). Thesis: “Beyond Representation—Interpreting Pina Bausch’s Dance Theater and Its Significance to the Contemporary Arts”
2005
B.A. in Marketing, Department of Business Administration, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan with distinction (GPA 3.82)

Published and Submitted Manuscripts:

2014
“Choreographing of spectatorship: a Taiwanese Female’s Photo Essay ‘Kiss Paris,’” full paper accepted, in press, Guandu General Education Journal. Taipei: General Education Committee, Taipei National University of the Arts.
2007
“After 1990: Trends among Younger Taiwanese Choreographers Influenced by Pina Bausch,” Pina Bausch, Taipei: National Chiang Kai-Shek Culture Center.

Conference Papers:

2013
“Embodying Global Citizenship: Constructing Identity through Salsa Practice in Taiwan.” Presented ” at Young Scholars Workshop 2013 in the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) in the University of Tuebingen, Germany
2012
“Leader-Follower—Throwing Out Gender Rules in Taiwanese Salsa Today.” Presented in the plenary section at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women annual conference
“Asian American Choreographies in Los Angeles Salsa Clubs” Presented at the World Dance Alliance and Dance and the Child International’s annual conference
2009
“Interpreting on the Perspective of Dance Theater Quoted from Pina Bausch.” Presented at the Dance Research Society Taiwan annual conference
“Beyond Representation: An Aesthetic Approach to Study on 1980—a piece by Pina Bausch.” Presented at the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS) annual conference at Stanford University
2006
“Mythology of Consumption—Studying on Barbara Kruger’s Photography.” Presented at a conference held by the Graduate School of Art History at Taipei National University of the Arts

Selected Publications:

2014
“Jiri Kylian and the Nederlands Dans Theater,” Performing Arts Review, Vol. 254.
2013
Series of articles on Cuban dance: “Mixed Colorful Dancing in Cuba,” “Salsa: Multicultural Spicy Sauce,” “What You May not Know about the Contemporary Cuban Dance,” Performing Arts Review, Vol. 247.
“Eliot Feld: Dancing from the Heart.” Performance Arts Review, Vol. 247.
“What the Body Does Not Remember by Ultima Vez in Los Angeles,” Performing Arts Review, Vol. 245.
“New Aesthetics of Dance and Technology in Taiwan,” New York based online Journal CultureBot. Retrieved from
this link.
2012
“Dancing Sculptures: Connected by Chunky Move in Los Angeles.” Performing Arts Review, Vol. 233.
2007
“Interviewing with Dominique Mercy of the Wuppertal Tanztheater.” Performing Arts Review, Vol. 179.
“Humorous Pleasure—Pina Bausch.” POTS, Vol. 487.
“Café Muller —A Memory from Pina Bausch.” POTS, Vol. 478.

Awards and Grants:
2014-15
Edna and Yu-Shan Han Award, UCLA
2013
World Arts and Cultures/Dance Early Research Funding Award
2012-14
World Arts and Cultures/Dance Chair’s Discretionary Fund Award
2012-13
Dean's General Scholarship from the School of the Arts & Architecture, UCLA
2011-12
Graduate Division Award: University Fellowship from the UCLA Graduate Division
2011-12
Edna and Yu-Shan Han Award from the School of the Arts & Architecture, UCLA
2010-13
Government Fellowship for Studying Abroad-Dance from the Ministry of Education, Taiwan
2010
Dance Critic Award from the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan
2008
ChinLin Master’s Thesis Award from the Dance Research Society, Taiwan
2008
Taishin Art Award of Innovative Dance Review
2007
Encouragement Scholarship from the Taipei National University of the Arts
2006
Outstanding Art Criticism Award from Fine Arts Department, Taipei National University of the Arts
2002
Presidential Award for being ranked first in the class from the National Chengchi University

Pertinent Work Experiences:

2010-
Correspondent in Los Angeles for Artist Magazine, Taiwan
2009-
Co-Editor, BINDO PAPER, a self-published and Taipei based experimental dance semi-annual periodical
2007-
Freelance Writer, Performing Arts Review Magazine, Taiwan
Spring 2014
Teaching Assistant for the “Theories of Dance and Performance” course at the University of California at Los Angeles
Winter 2014
Teaching Assistant for the “World Dance History” course at the University of California at Los Angeles
Fall 2013
Lecturer for the “Western Dance History” course at the Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Dec. 2013
Guest lecturer for “Dance Critic and Analytical Writing” seminar at the Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan
Winter 2013
Teaching Assistant for the “World Dance History” course at the University of California at Los Angeles
March 2012
Guest presenter and performer of Latin dance for the “Political Economy of Latin American underdevelopment”, course at the University of California, Los Angeles
Nov. 2011
Guest presenter and performer of folk dance from Taiwan/China for the “Introduction to American Folklore”, course at the University of California, Los Angeles
2009-10
Professional Researcher, Education Department at the National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
2006-09
Art Theory Teacher, Yu-Da Educational Institute for Art Graduate Program, Taipei
2006
Executive Editor/Coauthor, Pina Bausch, Published by the Chiang Kai-Shek Culture Center, Taiwan