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B.A. Politics and Dance, Antioch University

 

Born and raised in Greeneville, Tennessee in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains

 

SELECTED CHOREOGRAPHY (from last 18 years)

2014: Actual Size, 60’, 6 dancers, Bruce Andrews, text and sound design with composer/musician Michael Schumacher, original music, November 4-7 Roulette (subterfuging the films and motifs of Alfred Hitchcock)

2012: Bonobo Milkshake 65’, 11 dancers, 1 actor, Bruce Andrews, text and sound design with composer/musician Michael Schumacher, original music, November 28-Dec. 1,   Roulette, Brooklyn (Sally meets Sondheim!)

2011: Be SOMEBODY… Be ANYBODY! 15’, 5 dancers, Bruce Andrews text, Carolyn Lord, original music, May 14-16, P.S. 122 (very condensed versions of 3 musicals/films: West Side Story, Reefer Madness, Nutty Professor)

2009: Yessified! 64’, 9 dancers, Bruce Andrews text & sound design with composer/musician Michael Schumacher, original music, March 22-29, P.S. 122 (questioning race and ‘whiteness’)

2004: DREAMSDOCOMETRUE  30’,2 double quartets, Bruce Andrews, music & text, June 10-13, St. Mark’s Church Danspace, NYC (science & psychology of dreams)

2003: Spaced Out 70’, 9 dancers, Bruce Andrews, live tape mix, set design, Yumi Kori, Dance Theater Workshop, February 18, 19, 27, 28, March 8,9 (the future life of cities)

2002:  Strike Me Lightning 75’, 5 dancers, Music scored by Bruce Andrews with Dan Evans Farkas electronics & Haena Kim, vocals, set design, Bryan Hayes, P.S. 122, NYC, Feb. 7-10 (cyborgs & nuns)

2000:  Storming Heaven 65’, 12 dancers, original music:  Bruce Andrews, set by Antonio Martorell,  April 20, 21, 22, The Kitchen (a history of 20th century political revolutions)

1999: Cinderella, Oliver, Umbrellas of Cherbourg  3 musicals,Sundance Theatre, Utah, June-August

1998: HUSHHUSH 45', 12 dancers, original music:  Bruce Andrews, The Joyce Theater, March 5-8, (the run up to the Kennedy assassination)

1996: Pandora's Cake Stain 80', 11 dancers, original music: Bruce Andrews, The Kitchen, June 5-8 (a remake of Berg’s Lulu)

 

SELECTED THEATRICAL PRESENTATIONS (collaborations as BARKING, a performance/theather collective with Bruce Andrews and invited guests)

2000: Dizzyistics (visuals, sound, movement with 4 performers, 60’) Roulette Mixology Festival

1995: Oomph By Reg (video, film, music, dance with 4 performers, 60') Roulette Mixology Festival

1987:Don't Tread on Me While We Tread on You(45 performers, 90') P.S. 122

1985:Eagles Ate My Estrogen--Gender Damage Kabuki (60 performers, 120') P.S. 122

 

SELECTED TEACHING AND RESIDENCIES (from 1985 to present)

NYC: NYU, Movement Research, Playwrights Horizon, Hunter College, DTW; ENGLAND: Leicester Polytechnic, Dartington, Chisenhale,  Independant Dance Program; SUMMER FESTIVALS, Jacob's Pillow,Bennington College Choreography Project,1988-1992, ADF; EUROPE: European Dance Development Center, Holland and Düsseldorf,1992-2000, Stockholm; USA: Swarthmore College, ,University of Wisconsin, Sarah Lawrence MEXICO: Centro National de Las Artes, Mexico City; New School

 

GRANTS & AWARDS (from 1988 to present)

NEA (6 times), Guggenheim Fellowship, Meet the Composer/Choreography Project(twice) with John Zorn and Bruce Andrews; Jerome Foundation(twice), NYFA (twice), NY Dance and Performance Award (“Bessie”), Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art, Who’s Who in America & others

 

 

DANCE FILMS (1991-2001)

Little Lieutenant, Mechanics of the Brain (prize winning collaborations with filmmaker Henry Hills)

Swapshot Trouble (23’) video/duet collaboration with Bryan Hayes

 

CURATOR

TalkTalkWalkWalk—festival of poetry and dance collaborations, Bowery Poetry Club, Oct. 2003 & Oct. 2004, NYC;125 poets and dancers participating over 3 days each event

A Prize Every Time – “live collaborations” (making work live in front of the audience from scratch), Roulette, October 12-16, 2011 with 35 choreographers and theater directors, 100 + performers & 12 projects over 4 days & Surprise Every Time “live choroeographey” Roulette, Sept. 28-Sept 29, 2013,  4 sets, 2 a day,12 projects with 19 choreographers and 52 dancers

 

IMPROVISER 

(1983-present) with musicians John Zorn, James Staley, Butch Morris, Bill Frisell, Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Connie Crothers, Leo Wadada Smith, George Lewis, Shelley Hirsch & many, many others

 

PERFORMER other than in own work: Yvonne Rainer, new & historical work (from 2005-2011)

 

 

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