Photo by Whitney Browne

Adrienne Westwood

Adrienne Westwood is a Brooklyn-based dance artist whose multi-layered work incorporates objects into embodied explorations of memory, bringing traces of other times and places into the present moment. Her work has been presented widely in NYC and at Jacob's Pillow, CCN-Ballet de Lorraine (France), WUK (Vienna), The Firkin Crane (Ireland), and The Philly Fringe. She was a 2020-21 BRIClab artist through which she began [ ] in radical collaboration with composer Angélica Negrón, and a 2018-19 CUNY Dance Initiative recipient through which she created “s o u n d i n g line” for Snug Harbor’s historic Gardener's Cottage. Her ongoing project “calling,” initiated during the pandemic as a way to connect across distance, still lives at (917) 397-0954. Adrienne is a 2023 Lead Artist at the Mercury Store, and was a 2022 Lincoln Center Space Grant recipient and MOtiVE Brooklyn Artist in Residence. Additional support includes a 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant for [ ] and the pilot Parent-Artist Space Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange through which she developed her work “Record” in 2012. She has taught widely as a guest artist, and on faculty at University of the Arts (Philadelphia) and for Florida State’s “FSU in NYC” program (a semester of study in New York for Dance BFA and MFA students). From 2011-2018, she served on the selection committee for “The Bessies” NY Dance and Performance Awards. MFA: Hollins University/ADF under the close mentorship of Donna Faye Burchfield.

[ID: Adrienne, a white woman with long, curly brown hair arches upwards with energy, one arm flung up with the action of the arch, the other curving down and back. We see this action revealed through a fuzzy cut-out silhouette of a woman (also Adrienne) against a black background.]

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church (March 20, 2023)

March 20, 2023

Movement Research at the Judson Church

September 30, 2019