PROGRAM DIRECTOR - PROFESSOR OF CHOREOGRAPHY
I’ve been creating dances since 1979. I’m obsessed with the particular kinds of meaning that dance can provide (sensual, perceptual, phenomenological), and with how we construct “meanings” from the various data we receive, in dance and in life. My extensive dance background includes working as a dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; as a teacher on the dance faculties of Purchase College, Sarah Lawrence College, and the University of California, Riverside; and as dance curator at The Kitchen, the interdisciplinary performance space in NYC. Together with my ongoing work as a choreographer these experiences all inform my teaching, though which I hope to help students find a broad understanding of what dance might be.
First Year Seminar: Dance Making: Thinking Through the Medium
Introduction to Choreographic Research
Lang at Judson
Moving with Somatics
Music & The Body
Performance & Meaning Making
Senior Seminar in Dance
Guggenheim Fellowship for Choreography; Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fellowship, 6 NEA Fellowships, “Bessie” New York Dance and Performance Awards for Not-About-AIDS-Dance (1994) and Partial View (2005); "Bessie" nomination, Outstanding Production, This (2014).
top photo credit: Frank Mullaney
bottom photo credit: Frank Mullaney, (like a vase) -2010