Alexandra Sachs is a German performance artist currently based in New York City. She completed a Postgraduate Degree in Scenography at The Zurich University Of The Arts and graduated from The Academy of Dance in Winterthur, Switzerland with a Degree in Contemporary Dance and Choreography. She has received funding from The Dance Department of the Canton of Zurich, The Dance Department of the City of Zurich, The Foundation Nestlé pour l’Art, The George and Jenny Bloch Foundation, The Ernst Göhner Foundation, The Familien von Tobel Foundation, The SIG Foundation and The Artephila Foundation in Switzerland. Her latest performances were Bonjour Marlene (June 2009), a collaboration with the choreographer and performer Deborah Suhner; The Perfect Choice (July 2007), a collaboration with the architect Richard Fulton and commitment from Richard Foreman (Ontological Hysteric Theater NYC), Michael Laub (Remote Control BRX) and Scott Shepherd (The Wooster Group NYC); Play (December 2006); Quoting (May 2006); and Little City (October 2005). Her interests lie in the representation of identities and their environment in film and the ubiquitous presence of the real and the fake in these imaginary worlds.
Alexandra will use the Swing Space to create her next project, SCHAU, a performance installation inspired by the film A Chorus Line and a continuance of her last work Bonjour Marlene.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist