September 08, 2006
Jillian Chu, Founding Director, BOUNDcontemporaryDance, 9-8-06
Jillian Chu is the Founding Director of BOUNDcontemporaryDance, San Diego’s newest dance company. As a performing artist Jillian has worked and trained through Laban Centre London, Point Park University, Hubbard Street 2, Thodos Dance Chicago, Allyson Green Dance, Gabriel Masson Dance, and the Patricia Rincon Dance Collective. She was awarded “Outstanding Performer” by the American College Dance Festival Association in 2002 and invited to dance at the Kennedy Center.
Jillian has always looked for opportunities to create work. In Chicago, her choreography was featured in the acclaimed “New Dances” annual series and performed by Virtuoso Performing Arts and Accent On Dance. She has been presented in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Pittsburgh as well as San Diego’s Sushi Performance and Visual Art, Stage7 Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the San Diego Dance Alliance.
In 2006 Jillian created BOUND as a platform to further explore and facilitate the creation of dance works with her peers. She has gathered some of the nation’s most beautiful and engaging performers connected by a common thread — the search for truth in movement and communication — and a strong personal bond to one another. Together BOUND dancers share with audiences the power of movement as an entry point into the human condition through dance that is visually and intellectually stimulating.
In December 2006 BOUNDcontemporaryDance & A.S. Peterson Dance premiere ONETOECHO… honoring the passion ONE artist can share with their community. This contemporary dance concert features choreographers in Southern California who are investigating fresh movement concepts. ONETOECHO is part of San Diego State University’s Presenting Series and sponsored in part by “Dream Homes” magazine.
BOUND’s first ever public event took place in April 2006 in the artsy, thrifty, and colorful neighborhood of North Park in San Diego. BOUND was also invited to be a part of the Sushi Performance and Visual Arts New Wave Showcase, which highlights emerging artists.
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