I am a Brooklyn-based artist. My multi-layered work incorporates objects into embodied explorations of memory, bringing traces of other times and places into the present moment. My work has been presented widely in NYC and at Jacob's Pillow, CCN-Ballet de Lorraine (France), WUK (Vienna), The Firkin Crane (Ireland), Great Friends Dance Festival (RI), McCallum Theater (CA), and The Philly Fringe Festival. I am a 2018-19 CUNY Dance Initiative Space Grant recipient, in partnership with Snug Harbor on Staten Island; past support includes LMCC's Fund for Creative Communities, Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and extensive residencies at One Arm Red. In 2012, I received the pilot Parent-Artist Space Grant from BAX, through which I developed “Record,” my last event-length work.
I have served on faculty for Florida State University's FSU in NYC program, at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and SUNY Fredonia, and as a guest artist at Dickinson College, Chautauqua Institution, CLASSCLASSCLASS, and Performatica (Puebla, Mexico). From 2011-2018, I served on the selection committee for “The Bessie” New York Dance and Performance Awards, co-chairing the “current practices” subcommittee for four years. I received my MFA from Hollins University/ADF under the close mentorship of Donna Faye Burchfield and my BFA from UNCSA.
Photos by Rachael Shane and Whitney Browne. Copyright © 2019 Adrienne Westwood - All Rights Reserved.