Cinema, Movement, Dance

Ellsworth 180






Professor and Associate Chair of Dance
Dept. of Theatre and Dance
University of Colorado at Boulder

Web-Based Screen Dances and Surveillance

Wednesday, November 15th, 12:00-1:00, in ATLAS 311

Ellsworth will show some of her web-based dances as well as demonstrate several “over-the-counter counter-terrorism” protocols for avoiding surveillance and interpersonal drama.

Though not a licensed scientist, technologist, or carpenter, Michelle Ellsworth nevertheless co-mingles these disciplines with dance in an attempt to choreograph coping strategies and wood-based and web-based solutions, and also to demonstrate some peculiar geopolitical (and personal) phenomena. The pharmaceutical and political potential of dance interests her, as well as the value of broken and labor-intensive ideas.

Among Ellsworth’s honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship (2016), Doris Duke Impact Award (2015), a NEFA National Dance Project Grant (2014 and 2017), a Creative Capital Fellowship (2013), and a USA Artists Knight Fellowship in Dance (2012). She has received three National Performance Network Creation Fund Commissions (2004, 2007, and 2016).