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Eleanor Bauer

Eleanor Bauer is a choreographer and performer working at the intersections of dance, writing, and music. Her work is a synthesis of embodied intelligences, a practice of making sense with the senses. From solos and talk shows to large ensemble pieces and films, her versatile works range in scale, media, and genre. Bauer created her own performances via GoodMove vzw, a production structure she initiated in Brussels from 2007-2020, and was artist in residence at Kaaitheater in Brussels from 2013-2016. Musician, composer, programmer and improviser Chris Peck has been a cornerstone in Bauer’s artistic practice since 2004. Together they have collaborated on numerous projects and pieces, developing a rich and long-term anti-disciplinary method of creating performances. Bauer has been commissioned as a choreographer by, among others, Cullberg in Stockholm, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Corpus at the Royal Danish Theater, and the London-based collective Nora. Bauer has been invited to make works for/with students at P.A.R.T:S. (Brussels), KASK (Royal Conservatory, Ghent), DDSKS (Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhagen), and Stockholm University of the Arts. As an insatiable researcher, Bauer teaches, writes, lectures, and co-creates contexts for exchange of knowledge in the arts. Together with Ellen Söderhult and Alice Chauchat, Bauer co-founded the open-source format for exchange of practices in the performing arts called Nobody's Business in 2015, which has since been adapted by practitioners and organizers worldwide. Other past and ongoing educational, performative, and discursive projects include BAUER HOUR, PROTO TALKS, Doctor Dance, and A class for a cause, as well as two podcasts: How Dance Thinks from 2018, and Sleeping Giant Dreams in 2020. Bauer has worked as a performer with, among others, Matthew Barney, Trisha Brown, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas, Xavier Le Roy, Boris Charmatz, Every Ocean Hughes, David Zambrano, Mette Ingvartsen, Ictus contemporary music ensemble, The Knife, and Fever Ray. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Bauer holds a BFA in Dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts (2003), is a graduate of the Research Cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels (2006), and has a PhD in Performative and Media-Based Practices with a Specialization in Choreography from Stockholm University of the Arts (2022).

[Image Description: Headshot of Eleanor Bauer looking into the camera. Bauer has dark hair parted and pulled back on their head. Bauer wears a long sleeve animal print top.]


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Past Classes & Events

CHOREO|GRAPHY: writing the dance, dance writing

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu & Fri, Jun 20 – Jun 24, 2016
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