Space Grant 2009/2010
Peter Sciscioli (pronounced sh-SHOL-ee, he/him/his) is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary performer, creator, educator and producer whose work encompasses dance, music, theater and film. Since 1997 he has been creating performance works through a choreographic lens with a wide variety of collaborators for concert, site-specific and theater venues around the world. In 2008, he created Peter Sciscioli Performance Projects, and in 2012 founded the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a network of artists and producers working across disciplines and cultures.
Peter has worked extensively with composer/singer/director Meredith Monk since 2003 in a variety of capacities including performer, rehearsal assistant, workshop coordinator and producer. He is a co-founder of The M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation, helping to preserve Ms. Monk’s extraordinary musical legacy. He has also performed in work by such luminaries as Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler, Ping Chong, DD Dorvillier, Daria Faïn, Philip Glass and Mary Zimmerman, Susan Marshall, Fiona Templeton, and as a member of Jane Comfort and Company (2004-2010) in U.S. and European venues including BAM, Barbican Centre, City Center, Goodman Theatre and The Joyce Theater. From 1996-2002, Peter was also a performer and choreographer with the Chicago Moving Company and Hedwig Dances in Chicago, Illinois.
Peter’s interdisciplinary works and collaborations have been presented throughout New York City and Chicago; in Alaska, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah and Vermont; and in Brazil, Honduras, Croatia, North Macedonia and Mexico. He has been a resident choreographer at The Yard, White Oak Plantation, Earthdance, the National School of Dance in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and the Zagreb Student Center-Culture of Change in Croatia. Peter has also received support from the U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dance Theater Workshop/New York Live Arts, Movement Research and the Trust for Mutual Understanding for his work and projects.
As a teacher, Peter has offered his Voice as Movement classes and workshops since 2009 at Duke University, MIT, National Center for Arts in Mexico City, Oberlin College (his alma mater), Pratt Institute, Stanford University, Trinity College, University of Maryland and University of Utah, as well as in the capacity of LEIMAY LUDUS Guest Teacher (2016-2017) at CAVE in Williamsburg, and as the voice teacher for the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Semester program (2011-2016) in New York. In 2017 he co-initiated The Sounding Body series at Movement Research. Peter has also given vocal coaching to company members of such choreographers as Jane Comfort, ECHOensemble, Milka Djordjevich, Maré Hieronimus, LEIMAY, Thea Little, Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE, Elisabeth Motley, Edisa Weeks/Delirious Dances and Yackez (Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson).
Since Summer 2012, Peter has served as curator and facilitator of the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium residency and Moving Arts Lab at Earthdance in Western Massachusetts. In 2020 the first online version of the residency and lab took place over zoom. In 2022, the residency will shift to Tremper in upstate New York, and the newly minted Interdisciplinary Arts Lab will take place at Movement Research in New York.
Currently Peter continues his work as Communications/Education Consultant for Meredith Monk, teaches his Voice as Movement classes through Movement Research and with other organizations, offers private lessons and coachings, and develops his research at home, virtually and abroad.