COLLABORATION STARTS LOCAL
BODYSONNET considers every artist in the room equal parts dancer and creator.
Founded in 2019, BODYSONNET is a collective of contemporary dance makers and performers committed to making work in non-traditional spaces. BODYSONNET initiates projects in an array of communities that provide locals with unique and inclusive performance experiences. To create highly collaborative work, BODYSONNET employs horizontal working practices and considers every artist in the room equal parts dancer and creator.
BODYSONNET IS COMMITTED TO ZERO WASTE DANCE
While the collective’s most fluent language is dance, the work also demonstrates the intersection of many mediums and enacts zero waste consciousness in an entire process. As a traveling dance collective, we locally source all of our materials for process, performance and collaboration. The same applies to food and nourishing ourselves throughout a week of rehearsals and performances. We partner with local businesses to support our dancers throughout our processes.
BODYSONNET is Moscelyne ParkeHarrison, Sean Lammer, Jake Nahor, Mio Ishikawa, Madison Vomastek and guests. We are company-in-residence at Berkshire Pulse and the inaugural recipient of the Anthony Quinn Foundation Fellowship. The collective has been presented by Bard College at Simon's Rock, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Performance Space for the 21st Century, High Line Nine, and commissioned by the Peace Studio (2020). BODYSONNET’s first film Blue Vice (2021) is supported by the Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.