Mariana Valencia, Extended Life 2019

Mariana Valencia, is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, her work has been presented by Danspace Project, American Realness, AUNTS, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and in Serbia and Macedonia. Valencia is a Whitney Biennial artist (2019), a Bessie Award recipient for Outstanding Breakout Choreographer (2018), a Foundation for…

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Okwui Okpokwasili, Extended Life 2019

Okwui Okpokwasili is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Manhattan. Okwui builds performance around an ethos of collaboration and experimentation, with most of her work centering the African/African American feminine as a lens into the human condition.   Her performances include: Adaku’s Revolt Tilt Festival FIAF/Abron’s Art Center March 14- March 24, New York City Poor…

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Sarah Michelson, Extended Life 2019

today I am dedicated to derailing my own proceedings – I am dedicated to threading the eye of the needle – to my own abjection as an embodied path – I am dedicated to destabilization to failure and to my love of dance. i continue to try and work in places i have never been…

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Ernesto Pujol

Photo portrait by Angela von Brill, 2018

Ernesto Pujol works as a contemporary American artist seeking the incarnate performativity of human interiority. The artist convokes ephemeral groups of citizens for his site- specific, socially engaged projects. For “The Listeners”, participants are primarily based in New York. Influenced by his diverse cultural heritage (Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico), the artist maintains an interdisciplinary choreographic…

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Beth Gill, Extended Life 2019

Beth Gill is a New York based choreographer who makes formal and exacting works toned with the themes of obsession, alienation, objectification, female sexuality and rage, and transformation.   Her performances include: Pitkin Grove , Commissioned by The Joyce Theater, NYC, October 2018, Presented as part of “The Quadrille” curated by Lar Lubovitch; Brand New Sidewalk,…

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David Thomson, Extended Life 2019

David Thomson is a Brooklyn based artist born in New York City. He is an interdisciplinary artist who exists among the intersections of movement, text, sound and song.   His performances include: A sequence of events, Eugene Lange | The New School, Guest, choreographer (2018); Dark & Stormy, when the going gets tough grab pussy…

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Jennifer Monson, Extended Life 2019

Jennifer Monson is a New York City based artist born in Menlo Park, California. Her artistic practice provides the means to unearth and inquire into choreographic and embodied ways of knowing and re-imagining our relationship to the environments and spaces humans/all beings inhabit.   Recent works include: bend the even (Chocolate Factory) February 2018, in…

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Maria Hassabi, Extended Life 2019

Maria Hassabi: STAGED (2016). Presentation at The Kitchen, New York, October 4 - 8, 2016. Performers: Simon Courchel, Hristoula Harakas, Maria Hassabi, Oisín Monaghan. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Thomas Poravas.

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…

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Pam Tanowitz, Extended Life 2019

Pam Tanowitz is a celebrated New York-based choreographer and collaborator known for her unflinchingly post-modern treatment of classical dance vocabulary. In 2000, she founded Pam Tanowitz Dance to explore dance-making with a consistent community of dancers. Tanowitz is currently Bard Fisher Center’s Choreographer in Residence. Her 2017 dance “New Work for Goldberg Variations”, created in…

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nora chipaumire, Extended Life 2019

Nora Chipaumire - (c) Mamadi Doumbouya for The New Yorker_Oct 2018

Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in NYC, nora chipaumire has been challenging and embracing stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art and aesthetics since she started making dances in 1998.   Her performances include: #PUNK 100% POP *N!GGA, performance, for Crossing The Line Festival / French Institute Alliance Française, at The Kitchen,…

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