Ursula Eagly

Ursula Eagly has been working in New York City's experimental dance community since 2000 and has participated in many Movement Research programs as an artist, writer, and editor. She is deeply committed to the organization's mission and proud to work with its staff at a critical moment in its history. Ursula has a decade of fundraising experience with non-profit dance institutions, and her work in development is informed by her multi-dimensional involvement in the field.

Ursula makes dances that are characterized by a “rabbit-hole logic” (NY Times), and her research considers the potential of porosity, an interrupted physicality, and you. Ursula has received commissions and presentations by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam, Mount Tremper Arts, Movement Research at the Judson Church, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, Aunts, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, P.S. 122, CATCH, The Old American Can Factory, and Ur (New York); Laboratorio Arte Alameda (Mexico City); Albania Dance Meeting (Durres, Albania); NOT FESTIVAL (Copenhagen); Solo in Azione (Milan); Wherever Whenever (Tokyo); Dramski Theatre and Locomotion Festival (Skopje, Macedonia); and re:PLAY (Imphal, Manipur). Her work has been honored with grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International program, The Suitcase Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grant Program, the Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts JAPAN Program, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Queens Council on the Arts. And it has been sustained through residencies including Movement Research Artist in Residence Program (2015-17), Explore the Metropolis Choreographer + Composer Residency, Gibney Dance boo koo Residency, Dance New Amsterdam Artist in Residence Program, DTW Studio Series Residency, DTW Fresh Tracks Residency, Topaz Arts' Solo Flight, and Ur (NYC), Kaatsbaan International Dance Center (Tivoli, NY), International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium (Earthdance, MA), Bunker Production's Stara Elektrarna (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Seoul Dance Center (Korea).

2018 Capital Campaign Consultant
2015 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence
MRX (Korea, Italy)
Critical Correspondence Guest Editor (2010-2011)
Performance Journal Editor-in-Chief (Issues 41 & 42)
Studies Project Participant

Past Classes & Events

Fall Festival | artist4artistXartist

November 30, 2018

Movement Research Artists-in-Residence at the Center for Performance Research

March 21, 2017

Movement Research at the Judson Church

January 09, 2017

Does the Dance Field Make Room for Parenting?

October 11, 2016