Muna Tseng

About Artist


Muna Tseng is Hong Kong born, educated in Canada, arrived in New York in 1978 and was an acclaimed principal dancer with Jean Erdman and Joseph Campbell’s Theatre of the Open Eye for 7 years. She founded Muna Tseng Dance Projects (MTDP) in 1984 to collaborate with world-class artists and has choreographed, performed and produced over 30 ground-breaking and critically acclaimed works in the intersection of dance, music, visual art, and performance. MTDP has toured nationally and internationally to over 15 countries. Tseng has received many choreographic fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and New York Foundation on the Arts. Awards include a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award; Artist of National Merit award from the Smithsonian Institute, D.C., and the New York City Mayor’s Award. She has served as dance faculty at New York University, Queens College, Rutgers University, and on adjudicating dance panels including 7 years on the Bessie Awards Committee. Tseng actively manages her late brother Tseng Kwong Chi’s photography estate, with curators and gallerists on exhibitions, publications with scholars and writers, on investigating the intersection of visual art and performance. Her current body practice integrates dance with Qigong to cultivate health, longevity, creative living and psychosomatic wellness.

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