With three New York ‘Bessie’ Dance Awards, Manchester born Sarah Michelson’s style draws on the traditions and conventions of dance making yet adding a fresh, often unpredictable take. Expect a performance full of grandeur with quirky costumes and an interesting use of space.
Sarah Michelson: Choreographer, Co- Lighting Designer, Co-Costume Designer
Pete Drungle: Composer
Chahine Yavroyan: Co-Lighting Designer
Debbie Thomas: Co-Costume Designer
Sarah Michelson’s The Hangman is a real corker
The Times May 2010
Sarah Michelson won an unprecedented three “Bessie” Awards for her works Shadowmann (2003) and Group Experience (2001), which prompted a commission by Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project titled The Experts (2002) and For Dogs (2006).
Sarah was born in Manchester, UK, trained at the Laban Centre, London, IPC and Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC and received her MFA in Fiction Writing from Mills College, CA. Internationally, her work has most recently been presented by The Cutting Edge Festival, Frankfurt, Germany; The Venice Biennale, Italy; SommerSzene, Salzburg, Austria; Tanz im August Festival, Berlin; Germany and the Zuercher Theater Spektakel, Zurich, where she received the Der Foerder prize for best work presented at the festival.
Sarah is the associate curator of dance at The Kitchen (NYC). She was a performance curator at Dixon Place (1997-2000) and is a member of PS 122’s Artist Advisory Board. Sarah was the Associate Director of Movement Research from 1997 -2000 and editor-in-chief of its Performance Journal from 1995 – 2003.