Monday, December 29, 2008

Virginia -- Zap McConnell

Virginia – Zap McConnell
Zap McConnell began investigating dance/movement performance at North Carolina School of the Arts in 1988. Upon leaving NCSA, she began traveling, splitting her time between performance/art and direct environmental activism in Northern California, New York City, Idaho, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colorado. Zap has been involved with the Zen Monkey Project since 1995 performing, teaching, organizing performance festivals and dance intensives, facilitating the New Dance Space, stage managing, producing and directing. She is also a visual artist who regularly creates and prints cartoon books, paints, and has built performance installation sets that included both lights and costumes. Zap was a full time core teacher at the Living Education Center for Ecology and the Arts, an alternative high school in Charlottesville, V.A., for 9 years. Currently she has finished a semester residency in the department of dance at U.D.L.A. in Mexico and will perform and participate this spring for her second time, in the international dance festival Performatica.

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