Space Grant (2014/2015)
Shelley Senter is an independent and collaborative dance artist and long-time Movement Research faculty member whose work has been presented throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Russia and Australia. She danced with the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1986-1991, and often since as a guest artist. Senter has directed reconstructions and adaptations of Set and Reset, Glacial Decoy, Opal Loop, Newark, Astral Convertible, Planes, Floor of the Forest, Walking on the Wall and Group Primary Accumulation for the Stephen Petronio Company, Rambert Dance Company, Lyon Opera Ballet, Centre Georges Pompidou, Barbican, P.A.R.T.S., Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, and in universities in the US and abroad. She has collaborated with distinguished artists, including Bebe Miller, Deborah Hay, Susan Rethorst, Maria Hassabi and many others, and is a member of LOWER LEFT Improvisation Performance Collective. A repetiteur of Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A, Senter has been presented as a “living archive” of the seminal choreography of Brown, Rainer and others in autobiographical performance-lectures at such venues as MoMA, the Tate Modern, Berliner Festival, and the US Embassy in Austria, where she was honored for her distinct approach to movement, performance and pedagogy at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. A teacher of the Alexander Technique, her work is informed by her experience investigating the principles of this technique to the performing body and mind. She maintains a private practice in New York City, internationally and on zoom.