Maria Hassabi is a New York-based artist born in Cyprus. Over the years she has developed a distinct choreographic practice involved with the relation of the body to the image, defined by sculptural physicality and extended duration. Her works draw their strength from the tension between the human subject and the artistic object, the dancer as a performer and as a physical entity.
Her works include:
STAGING (2017); STAGED (2016); PLASTIC (2015); PREMIERE (2013); INTERMISSION (2013); Counter-Relief (2013); SHOW (2011); Robert and Maria (2019); SoloShow (2009); Solo (2009); GLORIA (2007); Still Smoking (2006); Dead is Dead (2004); LIGHTS (2001).
She has also has also created several short-form pieces, installations including A Dance without Dance (2015); PLASTIC (2015); CHANDELIERS (2012), and a short film, The Ladies (2012).
She is also a recipient of:
New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Production for PLASTIC, 2016
Herb Alpert Award in the Arts in Dance, 2015
Special Mention for INTERMISSION at the 55th Venice Biennale, representing Cyprus at The Cyprus and Lithuanian Pavilion, 2013 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council President’s Award for Performing Arts, 2012
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2011
Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant to Artists Award, 2009