Carol Hwang Fields is a Managing Director, Grant Writer, Art Administrator, choreographer, performer, director, writer, video animator and dance | theater producer based in Belmont and Santa Cruz, California.
Carol is the Artistic Director of viz-art-dance (formally know as The Carol Fields Dance Projects (CFDP) )where she choreographs, performs and directs collaborate community based mixed media performances that cultivate interdisciplinary art forms, producing dance theater events that illuminate humanity with humor, sensitivity and poignancy throughout Northern California’s bay area. Recent 2011-2012 performance collaborations have included: Rita Rivera (Santa Cruz, CA), Per Haaland & Dancers (Santa Cruz, CA), Chimene Pollard (Oakland, CA), Sharon Took-Zozaya’s Stomping Zebra Dance Company (Santa Cruz, CA), and Lisa Christensen’s Wild Blue Yonder (Santa Cruz, CA).
In 1994 Carol co-founded the DanceCity Choreographer Collective in partnership with San Jose City College Dance Department Director Jimmylee Listenbee as a not-for-profit dance and production company providing local performance venues for emerging artist in the San Jose, South Bay and Santa Cruz County areas as well as touring opportunities for national and international artists. This effort was the catalyst for the creation of the Carol Fields Dance Projects whose mission is to stimulate, facilitate and produce affordable festivals and events for artist of all ages; to showcase experimental avant-garde works; collaborate and infuse regional styles; and as a training resource for artist in art management, marketing and event production.
From 1998 - 2012 Carol was a volunteer for several pluralistic based conflict mediation social justice organizations; Project Victory (non-profit educational organization that seeks to help Americans find ways to overcome the problems that threaten the future of life on earth), Santa Clara Juvenile Justice (mediator), Friends Outside (pro-active child and family advocate helping families, children and incarcerated individuals cope with the trauma of arrest and incarceration, find a new direction, and move forward with their lives).
Carol received her BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering) with honors from U.C. Santa Barbara using her technical skills and innovated spirt to bring cutting-edge design tools into the computer industry. These state-of-the-art products and design books have earned accolades including three patents, a readership award, speaker award, and three marketing innovation awards.
She has studied a plethora of dance styles: contact improvisation, Axis Syllabus, Eric Hawkins, Jose Limon, Luigi Jazz, Nita Little Mind in Motion and Eric Fenn hip-hop contemporary fusion (just to name a few), movement, yoga, meditation and spiritual theory and blends these passions into illuminating art works.