Kyle Bukhari

Originally from Berkeley, California, Kyle Bukhari is a scholar, dancer and choreographer based in New York. He was a 2013-14 US-UK Fulbright grantee at the University of Roehampton, London where he received his MA in Dance Studies. He has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Aesthetics from Columbia University. His current research looks at the philosophical implications of intermediality in art production in the 1960s with a particular focus on the work of Yvonne Rainer and Richard Serra. More generally, he is interested in the catalyzing potential of the dance medium both aesthetically and socially. While in London he spearheaded a cultural outreach project with the U.S. Embassy that focused on teaching leadership through movement to secondary school students. Kyle has worked as a dancer, choreographer and dance pedagogue in the U.S. and Europe, with companies such as The Joffrey Ballet New York, the Zürcher Ballett, Switzerland, Augsburg Tanztheater and at the Saarländisches Staatstheater with Margurite Donlon in Germany. He was the winner of Alain Platel’s “The Best German Dance Solo” in Leipzig in 1998 and in 2002 he was chosen as a “V.I.P.” of European Dance in Ballett International Magazine for his work Staging Area created in collaboration with dancers from the now defunct Frankfurt Ballet. In 2013 Kyle choreographed and performed as a solo dancer with cultural anthropologist Michael Taussig in The Berlin Sun Theater at the Whitney Museum, in New York curated by Maike Pollack and Jay Sanders. He has collaborated with choreographer Jodi Melnick on Solo, Deluxe Version (2011) and Moment Marigold (2014) and they are currently developing a new project together. In February 2015 he will present a new work at the Museum of the City of New York.