RoseAnne Spradlin, a New York City–based artist, has become known for her raw, luminous vision and provocative performance works. Spradlin first gained notice in the mid-1990’s for her searing performances in solos she choreographed for herself, including the critically acclaimed Last Day of Summer in 1996 and Ends of Mercy in 1997, both produced by The Kitchen in New York City. By 1999, Spradlin began to focus on making group works; her most recent works probe the performer’s inner state and observe the individuals onstage while they engage in what are often extravagant, even relentless, physical tasks. In the last five years her movement pieces have been cast alongside various constructions and environments created mostly from everyday materials used in unusual ways. In 2003, Spradlin received a New York Dance and Performance Award (BESSIE) for her 2002 work under/world; in 2007 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography, capping a decade of significant creative work.

2014 MCAF & The FUND Recipient
indelible disappearance is a dance work exploring the disappearance of women, fictional and real, by their own hand or by the hands of others, and attempts to answer the question of who is the villain.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist