Published: March 1, 2018

Michelle Ellsworth

NOW — January 2018 

In “The Rehearsal Artist,” a new work by CU Boulder dance professor Michelle Ellsworth, the artist rotates inside an eight-foot-diameter wooden wheel. The audience sees only her head, encased in a box with an assortment of loose items — dolls, food, tiny furniture, plants. Ellsworth is fixed in position, but the objects all move, prompting reflection about “the nature of stability.”

The New York Times proclaimed the work, performed at the American Realness festival in New York in January, “eccentric and marvelously original.”


Photo by Nicholas Cote