I contend with mess. I don’t try to smooth over mess; rather, I detail it with determination to make way for further mess, placing elements (bodies, movements, rhythms) in dynamic conversation. I believe there is magic in being contradictory, and combining incompatible ideas, memories, and histories into a dance. Over time, my dances become lived-in homes, rowdy dinner tables, vigorous soccer games: constructed with strategy and alive with presence.

 

BIO

Sarah Marks Mininsohn is a dance artist, writer, and dramaturg, currently pursuing an MFA in Dance at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She grew up in the Baltimore, MD area and received her BA in Dance and Sociology from Wesleyan University. She choreographed, performed, and taught in Philadelphia, where she self-produced Noogie, Tables, and Cabbage Head. Her works have been presented at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Marsh STL, Icebox Project Space, FringeArts, Leah Stein Dance Company, Headlong, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, and the Wesleyan University Zilkha Gallery. She has had the honor of performing in dances by Tere O’Connor, Jennifer Monson, Sara Hook, Rachel Rizzuto, Headlong, Leah Stein, elle hong, and Dance Exchange. Mininsohn collaborates as dramaturg with Kayt MacMaster and Sara Hook. She was awarded a Humanities Research Institute Graduate Fellowship for her research on “nesting” as a theoretical and practical framework for embodied performance. She recently presented her methods at the Dance Studies Association conference and Animal Studies Institute UIUC.

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