Monday, December 29, 2008

Illinois -- Marissa Perel

Illinois – Marissa Perel
Marissa Perel has been involved with downtown dance, music, poetry and healing arts communities in New York since 2001. Due to her interdisciplinary approach to artistic practice she can be called a performance artist, though often she is cited as a choreographer or poet. She has a BA in Writing and Literature from Naropa University, and is currently working toward her MFA in performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was a guest teacher and curator for "Somewhere Out There: Movement Research Spring Festival 2008." She has collaborated with choreographers, video artists, and composers at such venues as Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark's Church, Judson Church, Jacob's Pillow, cakeshop, Goodbye Blue Monday, galapagos artspace, Roosevelt Island, Chez Bushwick, and her former home, Aqui the Bushwick, as well as other loftspaces, and alternative venues. In 2006, she directed Burden, a performance and installation event at the Chocolate Factory Theater. Her reviews and interviews are published in Tarpaulin Sky Press & Literary Journal, and she self-publishes her own work out of Polter Press.

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