Monday, December 29, 2008

Maryland -- Sharon Mansur

Maryland – Sharon Mansur
Sharon Mansur is a multi-media dance artist and her work has been seen in theaters, galleries, parks, street corners, apartments, train stations, empty storefronts, fields, rivers and other venues throughout the East Coast, in Minnesota, California and abroad. Improvisation as a performance form is a particular focus as well as the melding of visual and visceral landscapes. Since 2002 Sharon has loosely organized the performance project mansurdance with several near and far flung movement, sound, light and visual art collaborators including Catherine Eliot, Maré Hieronimus, Marcy Schlissel, Ginger Wagg, Boris Willis and Lucas Zarwell. She has also been fortunate enough to perform in the work of Sara Rudner, David Dorfman, and David Rousseve, and collaborate with Daniel Burkholder, Clare Byrne, Cyrus Khambatta and other adventurous artistic souls. She has received support for her work from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and The Bossak-Heilbron Foundation, among others. Her training includes contemporary dance, contact improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, somatics, visual arts, music, life. Sharon joined the dance faculty at the University of Maryland in fall 2008.

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