Lauren Bakst

Lauren Bakst is a New York based artist working in the expanded field of dance and performance practices. Her work has been commissioned by SculptureCenter (2017), Danspace Project (2016), and Pioneer Works (2015). Lauren's performances have also been presented at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, The Drawing Center, Movement Research at Judson Church, MANIFESTA, Pieter, the Knockdown Center, and Abrons Arts Center, among others. She has held residencies at Pieter, Mount Tremper Arts, and Tanzhaus Zurich, and was a 2014-15 Open Sessions Artist at The Drawing Center, a 2014 danceWEB scholarship recipient at ImpulsTanz, Vienna, and the Research & Development Season Fellow at the New Museum for their 2014-15 season focusing on Choreography. Lauren is the Managing Editor of the Movement Research Performance Journal. Her writing has been published in BOMB Magazine, where she was also the Online Performance Editor from 2011-2014, as well as by Danspace Project Journal, ICA Philadelphia Notes, and the New Museum. As a performer, she has worked with Ivo Dimchev, Gerard & Kelly, Michelle Boulé, and Mariana Valencia. Lauren teaches in the School of Dance at University of the Arts, Philadelphia and at the Cooper Union School of Art. She holds a BA/BFA from Hollins University, where she studied Dance and Gender Studies.

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

February 06, 2017