Heather Kravas grew up in Pullman, WA where, under the tutelage of Deirdre Wilson, she studied classical ballet and the experimental theater exercises of Jerzy Grotowski. In the early 90's, she moved to Seattle, incorporating modern and improvisation techniques with teachers Joan Skinner, Hannah Wiley and Stephanie Skura. As a young performer, she co-founded the repertory company D-9 and danced with Amii LeGendre. Also in Seattle, she created her first dances in collaborations with Maureen Whiting, Karn Junkinsmith and Jack Magai. An independent artist working, and working to work in New York City since 1998, she has performed for Marion Ballester, Jennifer Allen, Amy Cox, Yvonne Meier, and most significantly, DD Dorvillier & humanfuturedancecorps, with whom she continues to collaborate and perform. This past spring she was a featured re-performer for the Marina Abramovic retrospective at MoMA, Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present. In 1999, as the nono twins, Kravas and cellist Okkyung Lee began an investigation of hyper-emotional, repetitive improvisations which they performed frequently at experimental music and dance venues in NYC. From 2003-2008, Kravas collaborated with Canadian/European artist, Antonija Livingstone, generating several works, including two, multi-evening performance events, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX - a situation for dancing. and (no more village), both exhibited at international theaters and festivals throughout the US, Canada and Europe. Her work has been presented at P.S.122, MR@Judson Church, the Kitchen, DTW, Tonic, On the Boards and Chez Bushwick and awarded support from Washington State Arts Commission, Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the Yard, f.u.s.e.d. and the CCN de Franche-Comté à Belfort. Heather lives and works between New York, Seattle and Montesquieu-Volvestre, France.
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