View from the Edge lectures on Modern Art is back, this time on Thursday November 21st, 6:30PM with dancer and professor Rennie Tang, speaking about “Dance and Landscape in Dialog.” The lecture is free, at the Downey City Library on Brookshire Blvd just north of Firestone Blvd.
Rennie Tang is a designer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is currently Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at California Polytechnic State University Pomona. Her professional background in dance and choreography strongly influences her practice, research and teaching. She often collaborates with artists on site-specific works that fuse concepts drawn from her various fields of expertise. Movement, art, and education are often key drivers in her design work. Her research interests include temporary landscapes, dance in public spaces and measuring social dimensions of the built environment. Her latest works include the design of a public tour for the Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and a performance piece for Grand Park, Los Angeles, both done in collaboration with choreographer Sara Wookey. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from McGill University and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.