Research Artist-in-Residence: Leslie Cuyjet – Danspace Project
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Research Artist-in-Residence: Leslie Cuyjet

A video still portrait of a light-skinned black woman in a bright loft with salt and pepper disheveled hair pulled back, a slight smile, wearing a black tank top.
Photo courtesy of Leslie Cuyjet.

Danspace Project continues to support the creative process and artistic research, welcoming dance artists Leslie Cuyjet and Niall Jones as 2023-24 Research Artists-in-Residence. 

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Leslie Cuyjet is an award-winning performer and artist. Her dances often integrate text, video, and live performance while interrogating the performing body, personal legacy, and dance history. Mostly known as a performer, she is also a writer and editor, video dabbler, as well as co-founder of the Authentic Movement collective, Duvet, which all play an ongoing role in shaping her interdisciplinary artistic practice. Recent honors include Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants for Artists (2022), Princeton Hodder Fellowship (2021), and an Outstanding Choreographer/Creator “Bessie” Award (2022) for her solo work, Blur. Leslie lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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