“The curation [of the CURRENT SESSIONS] uniquely galvanized several seemingly disparate artists.”, Routine Magazine, August 31, 2016, Cameron McKinney
The CURRENT SESSIONS (TCS) is a New York-based performing arts organization that develops and presents the work of emerging artists. Through the production of curated performances, residencies, artist-led laboratory sessions, and open discussions, the CURRENT SESSIONS acts as a center for creative research on contemporary dance and performance art. Since its founding in 2011, the programs of the CURRENT SESSIONS have encouraged a performing arts community that is innovative in thought, diverse in approach, and experimental in form. Founding Director and Producer Alexis Convento is a Filipino-American producer, curator and arts administrator living in New York City. Convento has worked as an arts administrator and production coordinator at Gowanus Art + Production, served as editor and writer at online magazine, Union x Bond, and co-produced the inaugural season of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company’s Peridance Presents series. Convento was one of three speakers at an Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for senior dancers of Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She teaches Composition and Improvisation at the Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz & Contemporary Program and occasionally conceptualizes and creates performance work under Alexis Convento & Artists. Convento holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Fordham University in conjunction with the Ailey School.
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