Mario Lamothe, 2023 Virtual
Mario LaMothe is a Haitian-American performance artist, curator, and scholar. He was a 2021-22 Links Hall Co-Mission resident (Chicago) and a 2022 emerging choreographer in the Atlas program in Vienna’s ImPulsTanz International Dance Festival. His curations and performances have been hosted and funded by Duke University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Haitian-American Museum of Chicago, among others. His physical storytelling approach explores queer Haitians’ liberation efforts and questions the country’s heterosexist gender and sexual codes of conduct. In particular, the pedagogies of Haitian Vodou are the fulcrum of Mario’s artistic process, which illuminates that movement––embodied, migratory, and commemorative––can critique and transform society. He holds degrees in dance, theater, arts management, and performance studies. Mario’s writing is featured in a number of peer-reviewed and commercial publications.