Adrienne Westwood is a Brooklyn-based dance artist whose multi-layered work incorporates objects into embodied explorations of memory, bringing traces of other times and places into the present moment. Her work has been presented widely in NYC and at Jacob's Pillow, CCN-Ballet de Lorraine (France), WUK (Vienna), The Firkin Crane (Ireland), and The Philly Fringe Festival. She was a 2020-21 BRIClab artist through which she began [ ] in radical collaboration with composer Angélica Negrón. She is currently a 2022 Artist in Residence at MOtiVE Brooklyn, and a 2022 Lincoln Center Space Grant Recipient.
As a CUNY Dance Initiative recipient, she created “s o u n d i n g line” for Snug Harbor’s historic Gardener's Cottage in 2019; it was described as “an evocative new multimedia dance performance” (BroadwayWorld.com).
Her work has also been called “a finely crafted progression” (Lisa Kraus, The Philadelphia Inquirer) and noted for its “precision, attention to detail and unspecific but tangible sense of the barely remembered” (Andy Horwitz, Culturebot). She has had extensive residencies at One Arm Red in DUMBO, and the pilot Parent-Artist Space Grant from Brooklyn Arts Exchange, through which she developed her evening-length work “Record.” From 2011-2018, she served on the selection committee for “The Bessie” NY Dance and Performance Awards on the Current Practices subcommittee. She holds an MFA from Hollins University/the American Dance Festival where she studied under the close mentorship of Donna Faye Burchfield, and a BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Photos by Rachael Shane, Ian Douglas, Toby Tanenbaum and Whitney Browne.
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Adrienne Westwood Projects is a project of VIA Collaborative Arts Corporation, a 501(c)(3) public charity recognized by the IRS as VIA Collaborative Arts Corporation. We are also registered with the New York State Charities Registration Bureau. Our Federal EIN is 20-2838552 and our NYS Charities Registration Number is 21-21-53.
We will be in process for [ ], a corporeal and sonic exploration into histories of womxn ancestors co-created by choreographer Adrienne Westwood and composer Angélica Negrón. Together with six performers, we develop an embodied exploration of untold and imagined histories.
Come experience the sonic sculpture and catch a glimpse into our unique process at our open houses at MOtiVE Brooklyn:
Sunday, December 18
Monday, December 19
3pm - 6pm
Your gift to our Fall Matching Campaign for [ ] will be doubled by an anonymous donor, up to a total of $5,000. Donate by December 31st, 2022!