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While many dancers talk about embodiment, verbally articulating the details, methods and results of an experiential practice is challenging. Crum sometimes uses written scores, many of which are developed in conjunction with Open Labs, to share and demystify her practice with new audiences. For this reading, she invites teachers and peers to share texts as a way of extending the dialogue and growing the body of research. At the time of writing, confirmed participants include Daria Faïn, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Naomi Elena Ramirez, and Millie Kapp & Matt Shalzi.
Diana Crum ❤ dancers, artists, neighbors, friends and strangers is four weeks of activity that consider the heart, common associations with it, and its role in cultural narratives. From January 25-February 17, 2018, public events include one neighborhood art party, two workshops/laboratories, one reading, and two performances. The project draws on the social aspects of artistic activity by inviting local communities into the research and presentation of new work.
Diana Crum is a Clinton Hill resident, working in dance, as a choreographer, facilitator, educator, administrator and advocate. Her choreography has been presented in NYC; Atlanta; Durham; Salt Lake City; Roanoke; Vienna, Austria; and Nancy, France,among others cities. As a community artist, she has created platforms for multi-generational collaborative performance events, including On a Sunday Afternoon, (2016, Drew University) and AUNTS, nieces, nephews and grandparents (2014, Abrons Art Center). She currently teaches throughout NYC and serves as Movement Research Dance Makers in the Schools Program Director. MFA, Hollins University. BA, Columbia University.