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Larissa Velez-Jackson

Larissa Velez-Jackson (LVJ) is a NYC-based choreographer, movement educator and interdisciplinary artist. She uses improvisation as a main tool for research and creation; yielding dance, sound, internet art, humor and strategies of self-compassion in her original performance practice called, Star Pû Method (a.k.a. Star Crap Method). She was called “an adroit physical comedian” who “seems to be questioning entrenched conventions of contemporary performance” in The New York Times. She is also the artistic director of LVJ Performance Co. Her works have been presented widely in NYC at: Danspace Project 2010, American Realness Festival 2011 and 2016, Chocolate Factory Theater 2014, The Museum of Art and Design 2016, The Bushwick Starr 2017, Abrons Arts Center 2018 and in 2017 at New York Live Arts with Yackez, a collaboration with her husband, Jon Velez-Jackson. LVJ was nominated for a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and was awarded the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grant to Artists award in 2016. She is honored to have been a Movement Research Artist in Residence for the years, 2012-2014 and 2018-2020.

Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] Festival | GPS Chats: "Intercambio y Cambio" (US/México)

April 10, 2021
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[Virtual] The Sounding Body: To Sing the Body Electric…

Wed, Feb 17 – Mar 3, 2021
class

[POSTPONED] Movement Research at the Judson Church

May 18, 2020
performance

Inside Out Upside Down

June 01, 2017
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