Charles O. Anderson
Due to the impact of Covid-19, the anticipated world premiere and live tour of (Re)current Unrest—which previewed as part of Fusebox 2018—has been converted into a dance film project which will tour virtually. Inspired by James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, Ta-nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me, and current and historical Black protest movements, Anderson's signature Afro-contemporary choreographic voice explores the resultant condition of unease and discomfort produced by this inescapable level of social awareness—We stay woke.
(Re)current Unrest receives major additional support from the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin. The virtual tour of (Re)current Unrest is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Charles O. Anderson, a native of Richmond, Virginia, is head of the University of Texas at Austin’s dance program and artistic director of dance theatre X, the critically acclaimed afro-contemporary dance-theatre company. Anderson received his BA from Cornell University and his MFA in Dance from Temple University. Among his achievements in afro-contemporary choreography and dance theatre, Anderson was selected as one of “The 25 Artists to Watch” by Dance Magazine and is a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient. Anderson also serves on the faculty of the American Dance Festival.