Kayvon Pourazar is of Persian origin, and spent his formative years in Iran, Trurkey & England. He has performed in the works of Juliana May, Juliette Mapp, Yasuko Yokoshi, Donna Uchizono, Gwen Welliver, Beth Gill, K.J. Holmes, John Jasperse, Doug Varone, Levi Gonzalez, Wil Swanson, Gabriel Masson, John Malashock, Jennifer Monson and Jodi Melnick. Kayvon's work has been shown in mixed-bill programs at The Kitchen, PS122, Roulette, Cunningham Studios, CPR, Catch, AUNTS and Dixon Place. In 2010 he received a Bessie Award for Performance. Pourazar graduated with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in May 2000. He currently serves as Faculty member for Movement Research, has served as Adjunct Faculty at The New School and Bennington College and as guest artist teacher at Tsekh Russia and the Universities of Nebraska, Vermont, Maryland and Sacramento State. He is currently dancing in the works of Juliana May, Juliette Mapp, Levi Gonzalez and RoseAnne Spradlin. He has lived in New York City since 2000, navigating a rich landscape of artists and dancemakers as a dancer and collaborator. He teaches regularly, he occasionally ventures to make his own dances and spends much of his time exploring a self-guided, interoceptive somatic practice of his own.
Contemporary Dance Practices