Constellations and Influences – Danspace Project

Constellations and Influences

Constellations and Influences: Rashaun Mitchell

What web of connections do new generations of artists trace? Who are their influences? In 2012 Danspace Project presented two historic Platforms, Parallels and Judson Now. We continue to explore artistic constellations and lineages by asking artists to share significant artistic influences. Rashaun Mitchell:… Read more

Constellations and Influences: Claudia La Rocco

What web of connections do new generations of artists trace? Who are their influences? In 2012 Danspace Project presented two historic Platforms, Parallels and Judson Now. We continue to explore artistic constellations and lineages by asking artists to share significant artistic influences. Claudia La… Read more

Constellations and Influences: Katy Pyle

Last Spring, Katy Pyle gave us quite a list of artistic influences that have helped shape her working process with The Ballez Company.  Here, we dive a little deeper into a few. John Waters and his use of saturated/garish colors… Read more

Constellations and Influences: Katy Pyle part II

RuPaul’s Drag Race:  We think Ru sums it all up pretty well here: Feminist Artists including Le Tigre, Judy Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, Karen Finley.  Here’s a short documentary clip by Johanna Demetrakas describing Schapiro and Chicago’s 1972 Womanhouse project. Rita… Read more

Constellations and Influences: Melanie Maar

My most significant artistic influence according to my mother happened when she went to see The Nutcracker with me in her enormous belly, because as soon as the Russian dancers came out stomping and flying I was kicking so strong,… Read more

Constellations and Influences: taisha paggett

My most significant artistic influence stems from songs. Well, influence comes in all directions, but I would say songs have been the most consistent presence for me and thread between my artistic practice and my personal life-hood (assuming we’re able… Read more

Constellations and Influences: Sarah Skaggs

My earliest inspiration came from my dance teacher in college, Eija Celli, who looked like the German Expressionist dancer, Mary Wigman. I couldn’t understand a thing she was talking about but I had a sense that what she was talking… Read more

Constellations and Influences: Joanna Kotze

In 2012 Danspace Project presented two historic Platforms, Parallels and Judson Now. In 2013 we continue to explore artistic constellations and lineages. What web of connections do new generations of artists trace? Who are their influences? This season we ask each artist to share a… Read more

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