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OCT 15, 3PM-3:40PM, 2018 



Captured Creatures is an ongoing performance project created by visual artist Chai Mi. The show integrates various forms of live arts including dance based acting, live visuals and sounds to create an ever-changing field of real-time occurrence. It brings the audience an immersive experience that re-examines relationships between reality and illusion, creatures and their surrounding environments. 

Previously performed at: 

  • Zhejiang National Art Museum, Hangzhou, China, 2018

  • SNARTE Space, Nanchang, China, 2018

  • Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing, China, 2017

  • The ‘Student House’ Theater, La Rochelle University, France, 2016

  • Space.Toccata, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, 2016

  • Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France (Non-public), 2015

Music Composer: thruoutin






Chai is a visual artist base in Beijing and Los Angeles, her fine art practice relates a range of media, including painting, installation, video and performance. As an emerging young artist, her work has been shown at a number of art museums, cultural Institutions, film festivals and music festivals internationally. Her animated shorts and audio-visual theater projects have been presented at the Chinese and Swedish Music Festival, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Quebec Animation Film Summit, Zagreb International Animation Festival and the W-STAGE project By WCO in Seoul. She has recently held a solo exhibition at Centre Intermondes, La Rochelle, France; and was selected as a Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellow in the 2018 artist residency program. 


Kaustavi Sarkar

Sarkar is an Assistant Professor of Dance at UNC Charlotte. She has been performing and teaching Odissi, an Indian classical dance form from eastern India, for over a decade. Currently, she is the Artistic Director of an India-based organization dedicated to Indian classical dance called Kaustavi Movement Center. She has taught at Kenyon College and The Ohio State University and holds a PhD from OSU in Dance Studies with interdisciplinary research interests in digital humanities, cultural studies, queer studies, and religious studies. Sarkar has performed in numerous dance festivals and presented her scholarly research in conferences in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia. 

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Katie Harmon

Harmon is a dancer and artist based in Charlotte, currently pursuing her BA in Dance, with a focus on choreography and performance at UNC Charlotte. She has performed in many UNCC Department of Dance concerts, the Charlotte Dance Festival, and the inaugural Wake Forest Dance Festival. She has worked under choreographers such as George Faison, Greg Dolbashian, Marcus White, and Claudia Lavista. Her work focuses on using improvisation and experimentation to build multimedia films and performances.

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Dorian Benjamin

Benjamin is currently a freshman at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her dance training began in 2013 at Daliana Dance studio in Greensboro, North Carolina.  She strives to ensure that she is versatile and knowledgeable about all areas, histories, cultures and styles of dance, including Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical Acrobatic Arts, Hip Hop, Belly Dance, and Bollywood. While she was a student at Daliana Dance Studio, Dorian assisted with teaching youth dance classes, and with coaching the mini competition dance team.


Kathryn Mariah King

King is currently a Senior Dance Performance Major and Theatre Minor at UNC Charlotte where she has added Horton technique to the styles she studies. She has five years of experience in musical theatre choreography. She helps her local High Schools theatre and dance program, mostly with the spring musicals. Choreography and musical theatre are her passion and are disciplines she would love to focus her career around. 


Rahquelah Conyers

Conyers is currently a junior at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, pursuing a degree in Psychology and Sociology, along with a minor in Dance. She is an avid worker, performing in multiple dance concerts ranging from Hip Hop to Musical Theatre and Modern, as well as choreographing her own pieces. Her love for creating and connecting with others through movement is unwavering, and she hopes to share her appreciation with the world.

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