Elena Rose Light, 2017

Elena Rose Light (they/she) is a choreographer, performer, and cultural worker originally from Southern California (Micqanaqa’n) currently splitting time between Brooklyn (Lenapehoking) and Giessen, Germany. Their choreographic work is rooted in the potential for somatic empathy to reorganize systems of thought and governance. Their performances have been presented by Abrons Arts Center, Gibney, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Current Sessions, University Settlement, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among others. Recent honors and residencies include the danceWEB scholarship at ImPulsTanz, LiftOFF, LANDING, Chez Bushwick, and EMERGENYC. They collaborate on producing/administrative projects with Anna Lublina, George Emilio Sanchez, and Anna Sperber, and have worked behind the scenes for Gibney, Abrons Arts Center, and The Movement Research Performance Journal.

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