Megan Danielle Kendzior is a dance maker and arts advocate, originally hailing from Sarasota, Florida. She is a cultural and community organizer working to deepen the civic dialogue around race, identity, ability, class, sexuality, and gender. Her practice and research are centered on the convergence of choreographic and improvisational structures, and the ways that systemic racism is part of the development and presentation of abstract experimental dances. Her choreographic work offers buoyant explorative scores that allow imagination to blend with environmental influence, abstract narrative and historical inquiry. She's looking at ways to interrupt the perpetuation of oppression and move individuals into awareness about the layered reality of their privilege and power.
Her work has been presented by Danspace Project and New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks), among other venues in New York, Florida, North Carolina, Illinois, Virginia, Montana, Washington DC and in Israel. Her five year performative research project, Witness, was celebrated through the National College Dance Festival's Outstanding Student Choreographer Award at the Kennedy Center in DC. She graduated with a BFA in Dance from the University of Florida and lived in New York from 2011 through 2017. She worked as an intern for Movement Research and Dance New Amsterdam, and as an administrative assistant to Wally Cardona, Jennifer Monson, Charles Reinhart, Anna Sperber, and the School of American Ballet. She then worked as an arts advocate for Movement Research, the American Alliance of Artists and Audiences, the interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature and Dance, Yoshiko Chuma, DD Dorvillier, and Donna Uchizono. She now lives in California, where she has been accepted as a PhD candidate in Performance Studies.
Past Classes & Events
Fall Festival | artist4artistXartist
|November 30, 2018||