Get To Know Our 2023 Dance Awardees
These innovative artists are using the power of movement to address colonialism, the planet, emerging technologies, and more. Discover the then Dance projects Creative Capital is supporting as part of the 2023 Creative Capital “Wild Futures” Awards:
|Solo Badolo & Jacob Bamogo
In Baggré: Science and Maths of the Ancestors, Badolo will give life to ancestral knowledge through choreographic creations, using signs that are marked in sand and shells.
|Stefanie Batten Bland
Spaces expands on Company SBB’s immersive physical-theater practice and is based in observation, with audience as both onlookers and participants, nestled under the soft, penetrable walls of a tent.
|Sidra Bell & Immanuel Wilkins
Sidra Bell & Immanuel Wilkins Quartet Collaboration, a collaboration entitled waiting, places hybrid forms of movement against a wild mixture of textures and sound in the environment of the space.
I came here to weep is a multimodal project composed of participatory scores for the public, dances for mourning, and the communal exorcism of US treaties on territorial possession.
|LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica & Shige Moriya
Extinction Rituals is an evening-length, interdisciplinary grieving ritual/performance that reflects on biodiversity loss in the artists’ places of home and birth: Japan, Colombia, New York City.
|The Choreodaemonic Collective: Laurel Lawson & Sydney Skybetter
The Choreodaemonic Platform is a multiply-manifesting choreo-computational performance in which artists, audiences, and AI contend with symbiotic and adversarial relationships between nature, art, and emerging technologies.
|Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener
Open Machine is an interdisciplinary dance performance that improvises navigation through physical and digital space with movement scores, objects, and social interaction.
Setting Khmer classical dance to gagaku music, Japanese Buddhist drumming and chanting, and holographic animation, A Deepest Blue contemplates humanity’s relationship to the ocean and life.
Orayson is an operatic sound installation of larger-than-life Filipino bulletproof vests, each triggered by combat-courtship choreography and live vocalization of Orpilla’s Ilokano grandmother’s traditional call-and-response love riddles.
An improvisatory score of choreography, music, and text that responds to time; a flux of embodied ease, rigor, and distress. Arrival is a rumination on refracture.