Guest Artists

Abigail Levine

Abigail Levine

Abigail Levine is a New York-based choreographer and performer whose works have been presented in the US, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Taiwan, at venues including the Movement Research Festival, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Danspace Project, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Knockdown Center, Art in Odd Places, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Foro Performática (MX), and SESC São Paulo. Abigail was a reperformer in Marina Abramovic's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and has also performed recently in the work of Clarinda Mac Low, Carolee Schneemann, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Will Rawls and Mark Dendy. In 2014, Abigail learned Yvonne Rainer's iconic 1965 work Trio A, coached by Pat Catterson. She holds a Masters in Dance and Performance Studies from NYU and was the 2013-14 guest editor of Movement Research's digital performance journal Critical Correspondence.

Eiko Otaka photo

Eiko Otake

Eiko Otake is a choreographer, director, performer, teacher, and writer who, for over forty years, has partnered with Takashi Koma Otake as Eiko & Koma. To date, Eiko & Koma have created 46 interdisciplinary performance works on their own bodies, three pieces for other dancers, seven “media dances” (dances specially created for the camera), and seven video documentaries. From 2009 to 2012 Eiko & Koma presented a multi-venue, multi-faceted Retrospective Project that included creating new performance works, installations, exhibitions, and media works; restaging old works; presenting media showings, panels and lectures; as well as publishing a comprehensive monograph of their works. Eiko & Koma have received a MacArthur Fellowship (1996), the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award (2004), the Dance Magazine Award (2006), and the first United States Artists Fellowship (2006). Eiko is a Founding Fellow of the Center for Creative Research and has taught or co-taught five courses at Wesleyan University.

Ernest Felton Baker

Stacey Bobbitt

Brownwen MacArthur


Friday Guest Artists

FELICE WOLFZAHN

Felice Wolfzahn BFA Juilliard, MFA Bennington College. Felice is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and veteran teacher of Contact Improvisation. She has been teaching in the Five College dance department of MA for the past twenty two years and has taught in many colleges and dance programs including The School for New Dance Development in Holland, American Dance Festival, NC, and Earthdance in Western MA. Felice’s work combines investigations into Authentic Movement and Contemporary dance techniques as well. She has collaborated with other artists including Nancy Stark Smith, Catherine Sands and Daniel Lepkoff. Felice is interested in how dance can be instructional as well as nurturing; fostering self-awareness, and incorporating the whole self into its investigations. 


MARSHA PARILLA

ERNEST FELTON BAKER

ABIGAIL LEVINE

Abigail Levine is a New York-based choreographer and performer whose works have been presented in the US, Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Taiwan, at venues including the Movement Research Festival, Mount Tremper Arts Festival, Danspace Project, Center for Performance Research, Roulette, Knockdown Center, Art in Odd Places, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Foro Performática (MX), and SESC São Paulo. Abigail was a reperformer in Marina Abramovic's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art and has also performed recently in the work of Clarinda Mac Low, Carolee Schneemann, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Will Rawls and Mark Dendy. In 2014, Abigail learned Yvonne Rainer's iconic 1965 work Trio A, coached by Pat Catterson. She holds a Masters in Dance and Performance Studies from NYU and was the 2013-14 guest editor of Movement Research's digital performance journal Critical Correspondence.