Will Rawls is a New York-based choreographer, performer and writer. Rawls’ choreography and writing engage with history as a fluid material for live performance. His seeks a language that is non-disciplinary and deeply excavated. As a dancer, he has worked with Jérôme Bel, Brian Brooks, Alain Buffard, Maria Hassabi, Noemie LaFrance, Nicholas Leichter, Neal Medlyn, David Neumann, Shen Wei Dance Arts, and Katie Workum. Rawls has also been an interpreter for Tino Sehgal and re-performed works by Marina Abramović.
His works include I make me [sic], Greater New York, MoMa PS1, Queens, NY (2016); Personal Effects, Performa 10, Westbeth, New York, NY (2015); Settlement House, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY (2015); and #loveyoumeanit, Danspace Project Platform: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets, New York, NY (2015). His residencies and awards include LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development, New York, NY (2015-2016); Levitt Artist Fellowship, Williams College (2016); LMCC’s Process Space, New York, NY (2014, 2015); Mellow Creative Campus Fellowship, Wesleyan University (2015); and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants Award (2015). Rawls is currently the co-editor of Critical Correspondence, Movement Researchʼs online publication. Publications include Dog Years (Triple Canopy), Leap of Fake: Speculations on a Dance as Doubting (Scores 4, Tanzquartier Wien, ed. by Sandra Noeth); and Mirror Mirrored: A Contemporary Artist’s Edition of 25 Grimm’s Tales. Rawls received a B.A. in Art History from Williams College.
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