Sarah Michelson’s work has been presented and commissioned by BAM, PS 122, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research, LMCC’s River to River Festival, The Walker Art Center, On the Boards, Chapter Arts (Cardiff, Wales); and has toured to Cutting Edge Festival, Frankfurt; Venice Biennale; SommerSzene, Salzburg; Tanz im August, Berlin; and Zuercher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, where she received the Der Foerder prize for best work at the festival.
She has created several evening-length works and modular works including R2R attempt 2 for LMCC’s River to River Festival (2016); For James Tyson for the Kitchen (2015); tournamento for the Walker Art Center (2015); 4 for The Whitney Museum of American Art (2014); Devotion Study #3 (work in progress) MoMA for the Some sweet day series curated by Ralph Lemon (2012); Not a Lecture/Performance Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF, Tinker Auditorium, New York (2012); Devotion Study #1, The American Dancer The Whitney Museum of American Art (2012); Devotion, which premiered at The Kitchen (2011) and toured to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, ODC Theater, San Francisco, and On the Boards, Seattle; Dover Beach, which premiered at Chapter Arts (Sept 2008) and The Kitchen (2009); DOGS (2006), commissioned by BAM; and Daylight, Daylight (for Seattle) and Daylight (for Minneapolis) (2005) commissioned by The Walker for the opening of the first season in the center's expanded building. Sarah has created commissioned works for Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project (2002); Lyon Opera Ballet (2005); Transitions Dance Co, Laban Center London (2006); and CanDoCo, London (2010).
Michelson was awarded two Bessies for choreography and one for Visual Design; a Doris Duke Artists Award, the 2012 Bucksbaum Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship 2009, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award 2008, the 2006 Alpert Award in Dance, a NYFA Fellowship; and support from Altria, Creative Capital, Jerome Foundation, NYFA BUILD, Mid-Atlantic’s USAI, AMC Live Music for Dance, MAP Fund, the DNA Project, NEFA’s National Dance Project, NPN, Sophie and Leonard Davis Fund, Yellow House Fund, and Arts International.
Sarah Michelson Studio Practice (2013)
Choreographic Research, Continued (2014)
Guest Artist Residency (2015)