Hi, I’m Wendy Rogers!

Welcome to the Website!

About the Site

We are a group of University of California, Riverside Media and Cultural Studies students who are creating and assisting professor Wendy Rogers in the process of digitizing her dance career, awakening her presence on the web, and bringing her work to the public eye. This is an extension of our larger purpose that includes creating a digital dance archive which is publicly accessible and spreading education about dance to the general community.

About the Site

An Initial Sampling from the Archive

REPO: The Body of Work

Mem-bunga- 2010

Mem-bunga- 2010

As a 2009 Fulbright Fellow in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I was fortunate ...
As Seen Through the Winshield -2005

As Seen Through the Winshield -2005

Link to full PDF Article courtesy of Pew Center for Arts & ...
Capturing the tone/celebrating the work – 2007

Capturing the tone/celebrating the work – 2007

Link to full article made possible by the Pew Center for the ...
Tropical Chenille – 1978

Tropical Chenille – 1978

Tropical Chenille is an evening-length work for 5 dancers marking the first ...
A Tour With Dancing – 2006

A Tour With Dancing – 2006

A Tour With Dancing is a forty-minute site work for six dancers, ...
WILD LIFE/a movement refuge – 2003

WILD LIFE/a movement refuge – 2003

WILD LIFE/a movement refuge is an evening length work for seven dancers, ...
Standing By – 1995

Standing By – 1995

Standing By, danced by Allyson Green, Louise Green, Liz McDonough, Wendy Rogers, ...
Blackfoot River – Early Rehearsals for Wild Life – 2001

Blackfoot River – Early Rehearsals for Wild Life – 2001

During a 2001 residency in Missoula, Montana, funded with an Irvine fellowship ...
Tomorrow Is/Another day – TRANSiTORY – 2011

Tomorrow Is/Another day – TRANSiTORY – 2011

The new project See What Happens (2011- ) and the Repo process ...
Second Story – 2008

Second Story – 2008

Second Story is a nine-minute trio performed by John Diaz, Sondra Kazama, ...

…virtually every one of her appearances has been a treat for the dance aficionados who can still exult in an elegantly composed movement phrase.

– Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Examiner, September 8, 1990

…as impressive for its intellectual vigor as for cultural references that flickered with the brief intensity of a firefly’s light.

– Marilyn Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 1990

Wendy Rogers is a thinking woman’s choreographer.

– Rita Felciano, The Bay Guardian, May 20, 1992

The entire evening was austere, private, mystifying, sometimes magical. …The performance belongs to the time, which I’m beginning to fear is over, when people voluntarily left their homes to gather attend the expressions of others, when we looked to art to challenge a sedate status quo, to provide disturbing and transcendent visions.

– Elizabeth Zimmer, The Sentinel, May 21, 1992

Everything she does is plain and vigorous and interesting, whether she’s running nowhere or putting her head and hands to the floor and slowly turning in a deep lunge.

I also like her air of thinking things through – a quiet seriousness often undermined by impulsiveness. She can go from lying on the ground checking her watch to a prizefighter’s sparing advance as if they connect quite naturally in her mind.

– Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice, February 9, 1993
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