Charlie Maybee is a music and dance artist hailing from Woodbridge, Virginia. An alumnus of the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble (MTYE) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Dance and Choreography BFA Program, Charlie is currently pursuing an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He has been an Adjunct Instructor, Production Manager, Space Coordinator, and Accompanist for the UIUC Department of Dance as well as the Director of Dance Arts for the Champaign Park District. Charlie is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Polymath Performance Project: a multi-faceted collective of performers who embrace the notion of entangling many methods of making to create interdisciplinary performance artwork. Since 2014, his work has been shown nationally at events and venues such as Eden’s Expressway in New York, NY, Panoply Performance Laboratory in Brooklyn, NY, Links Hall in Chicago, IL, Richmond Dance Festival at Dogtown Dance Theater in Richmond, Virginia, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (KCPA) in Urbana, Illinois, and the American College Dance Association (ACDA) at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas. He is currently researching creative processes where tap dance is the central medium of expression, and how to further integrate tap dance into the scope of contemporary performance and scholarly study.
Sunday, June 16th 12:30-1:00pm
Charlie will bring an eclectic mix of punk, storytelling, and tap dance to Union Market’s lunch hour on June 16th. His work doubles as a retelling of tap dance’s rich history and an expansion of the genre through the literary devices of science fiction, combining the transgressive nature of punk music with his background in rhythm tap to create an abrasive, rhythmically complex, and fantastical approach to choreography.