Lailye Weidman

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Lailye Weidman is a dancer and maker, currently based in Urbana-Champaign, IL where she is a teaching fellow and MFA Candidate in Dance at the University of Illinois. Recent projects include co-producing Place [Maker] Space, an interdisciplinary convergence for artists who work with notions of place; performing and teaching with The Movement Party at Fleetmoves Festival in Wellfleet, MA, and a collaborative trio made with Emily Drury and the New England weather. She was a 2012 iLAB artist-in-residence along with Liz Barry (Public Laboratory) and Jess Einhorn (Treekit), and they investigated the physicality of arial-mapping while dancing with urban wind-patterns. In 2009, she created the Intersection Project, a choreographic map of street corners and abandoned lots in Los Angeles.
Lailye’s work has been shown at the iLAND Symposium in New York, Anatomy Riot and Pieter PASD in Los Angeles, CounterPulse in San Francisco, and Green Street Studios and the Aviary Gallery in Boston. She was a Spring 2012 Emerging Artist at Green Street Studios in Boston and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hothouse summer residency program at UCLA and the SEEDS Festival 2009 (Somatic Experiments in Earth Dance and Science). She teaches dance and improvisation in academic and community settings. Lailye also serves as a contributing editor for Contact Quarterly, a biannual journal of dance, improvisation, and performance.

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  1. Ishmael Houston-Jones
  2. machine project
  3. Prumsodun Ok and NATYARASA
  4. inkBoat
  5. BWL-Lightning Shadow
  6. Zero Performance/Keith Hennessy
  7. Hana van der Kolk