RoseAnne Spradlin is one of the most influential experimental choreographers in New York. Her work comes out of the Judson era dance lineage of pedestrianism, which heightened vernacular movement in a performance context. She is particularly interested in using theories of body consciousness to inform her choreography and makes work explicitly about gender and sexuality.Spradlin’s dances have been commissioned for The Kitchen, The Chocolate Factory, dance Theater Workshop, Dia Center for the Arts, and New York Live Arts, among others. She is the winner of three Fellowships in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts and was awarded four NYFA BUILD grants. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lambent Fellowship, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award and a BESSIE Award for Choreography. Spradlin received an Artist Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Creative Exploration Fund in 2009; her work has received multi-year support from the MAP Fund and Jerome Foundation; she recently received two grants from New Music, USA. Spradlin has toured her work in London and Vienna, and has taught in international workshops in Vienna, London, Berlin, Brussels, Paris, on the island of Tinos in Greece and at the American dance Festival.
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