Angharad Davies makes New Dance works that embrace emotionality, entertainment, and that straddle the line between the sincere and the synthetic. To make her dances, she gleans from a diverse set of tools including movement, text, video, and music, and she collaborates with both professional and non-professional performers. She is pro-narrative, influenced by the fragmentation of collage and mash-ups, and captivated by the hard, jump cuts of film, television, and comic-book art. While her choreographic experiments often produce poignant and humorous results, her ultimate goal is to create something new, something that mines the vibrant scope of human behavior and interaction.
Angharad’s choreography has been presented at venues throughout the U.S. and Germany, including Danspace Project (NYC), Joyce SoHo (NYC), Ballhaus Naunynstrasse (Berlin), Bryant Lake Bowl (MPLS), Patrick’s Cabaret (MPLS), Ritz Theater (MPLS), Ted Mann Concert Hall (MPLS), Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), and Yale University.
As a performer, she has worked with numerous directors and companies, including Gibney Dance (NYC), Drastic Action (NYC), Ivy Baldwin (NYC), Hanna Hegenscheidt (Berlin), Megan Mayer (MPLS), Mariano Pensotti (Buenos Aires/Berlin), Andrea Schlehwein’s Netzwerk AKS (Austria), and Chris Yon (MPLS). She has taught at several universities and arts institutions, including Yale, Princeton, Berlin’s Staatlicheballettschule, and Sasha Waltz & Guests and is currently on faculty at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and a lecturer at the University of Minnesota. For more info: angharaddavies.net.