Artist Spotlight No. 9: Chuck Wilt // UNA Projects

Know first about Chuck Wilt, Artistic Director of UNA Projects and No.9 of 13 presented artists during Volume V, Issue I. Chuck's movement draws from qualities of fluidity, sensuality, explosive power, innate groove and imagination. Read more about Chuck on our Artist Spotlight.  


Photo: Chihiro Shimizu

Photo: Chihiro Shimizu

Three words that describe your choreography: 
Imaginative, Fluid, Cinematic

About Chuck
Chuck Wilt is Artistic Director of UNA Projects. Chuck has performed with CHIHIRO SHIMIZU and ARTISTS, Danaka Dance, Groundworks Dancetheater and Katharine Hawthorne Dance. Chuck holds a BFA in dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, with additional training with LINES Ballet, Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Jacob’s Pillow, and Springboard DanseMontreal.

About Chuck's Creative Process
UNA acts as a creative laboratory and experimental space that provides comfort, pleasure and challenge for the artists. As artistic director of UNA, Chuck aims to provide an environment that harvests the creativity and passion of all involved. Chuck draws inspiration from the world of film, humor, and love. His movement draws from qualities of fluidity, sensuality, explosive power, innate groove and imagination. The goal of UNA is to stay fresh and to evolve both in the process and the work.

Do you work in other mediums other than dance? Any other special talents?
I also have an interest in film, mainly music videos and dance films.

What artists are you influenced by? Why so?
Quentin Tarantino and Patti Smith stand out for me. Both of these artists created something not confined by their art form and I appreciate their courage and their electric voices as artists.

What is your most memorable moment as an artist, thus far?
I would say I have many moments; all of them being each time that I fall back in love with my art.

Say what you want to say! Have a quote you live by?
"Dance for love" - Pina Bausch

Photo: Ellis&Kirk Photography by Catherine Ellis Kirk

Photo: Ellis&Kirk Photography by Catherine Ellis Kirk

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See Chuck's work for Volume V, Issue I., on Saturday, March 14th at 7:30pm + Sunday, March 15th at 3pm with Talkback.

Volume V, Issue I. is happening March 13-15, 2015 at the wild project.
See the full schedule and get tickets here.