Space Grant (2020/2021)
Anh Vo is a Vietnamese choreographer, dancer, theorist, and activist. They create dances and produce texts about pornography and queer relations, about being and form, about identity and abstraction, about history and its colonial reality. Currently based in Brooklyn, they earn their degrees in Performance Studies from Brown University (BA) and New York University (MA).
As a choreographer, they’ve created three evening-length performances, which are presented by Target Margin Theater (upcoming self-production), Brown University, and Production Workshop. Their artistic process has received support from Brooklyn Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants, Women and Performance, New York Live Arts (Fresh Tracks), Leslie-Lohman Museum, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (Space Grant and Needing It), Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Montreal Arts Interculturels, Tisch/Danspace, and the Performance Project Fellowship at University Settlement.
As a performer, they’ve worked in projects at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), PERFORMA Festival, New Museum, Queens Museum, and Arts in Odd Places.
As a writer, they are the founder and editor of the performance theory blog CultPlastic, a contributing editor of Movement Research Performance Journal, and a frequent contributor to Anomaly. Their writings focus on experimental practices in contemporary dance and pornography. Their texts have been featured on Walker Reader (USA), Women and Performance (USA), Real Life Magazine (USA), Critical Correspondence (USA), Protocols (USA), The Indy (USA), Etcetera (Belgium), Blackness and the Post-modern (Finland), and The Theatre Times (Canada).