Kiera Bono is an interdisciplinary artist; a Ph.D. Candidate in Theatre and Performance at The Graduate Center, CUNY; and a Teaching Fellow at The City College of New York. Approaching biopolitical questions surrounding disability, queerness, food, and diaspora, their work explores performances of assimilation and resistance. Through multisensorial scores and choreographies of care, Bono engages with embodied and digital archives of labor, trauma, and relationality. Their performance practice has been supported by the Catwalk Art Residency, the Old Furnace Artist Residency, The Whole Shebang Open Space Residency, the Snug Harbor PASS Residency, and the Dance/NYC Disability. Dance. Artistry. Dance and Social Justice Fellowship Program. They have had the pleasure of performing in the work of Zoey Hart, Ella Dawn W-S/Dancews, and Melissa West, as well as collaborating with Melisande Echanique, Laura Harris Farrell, Alexander Enzo Hope, Simone Johnson, Yo-Yo Lin, Londs Reuter, and Julia Lucrecia Taveras, among others.
[Image Description: Kiera folds forward while holding a yellow TheraBand and standing near several physical therapy objects in a sunlit dance studio with white walls, a window with green trees behind it, and a wooden floor.]