Art as Knowing


University of Minnesota
West Bank Arts Quarter
Regis Center for Art
Barbara Barker Center
for Dance

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Dana Reitz

Dana Reitz

Location: Studio 100, Barbara Barker Center for Dance, 500 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

Title: "The Creation & Gestation of the Center for Creative Research: A Live Documentary."

Description: Authored by CCR Artist-In-Residence, Ain Gordon, A Live Documentary,” fuses 18 months of edited transcription and highly subjective memory to create a 25 minute live documentary to be performed by various members of the Center's eleven founding fellows and guests.

Biography: Dana Reitz is a choreographer, dancer and visual artist who has developed and produced projects since 1973. Most of these works have been performed in silence to reveal the movement's own musicality. Since the early 1980’s, she has created scores that weave movement and light and has collaborated with lighting artists Beverly Emmons, James Turrell, David Finn, Richard Martin, and, extensively, Jennifer Tipton. Her projects include Unspoken Territory, a solo she created for Mikhail Baryshnikov, Necessary Weather, a collaborative work with Tipton and dancer Sara Rudner, Shoreline, Private Collection, Lichttontanz, Suspect Terrain, Circumstantial Evidence, Severe Clear, and Field Papers. In 1996, she and Mikhail Baryshnikov toured together with a program of solos; in 1998, she created Cantata for Two, a duet for Baryshnikov and Tamasaburo Bando (Tokyo). Since then, her works include Gestures for Edwin, Again for Rudy Burckhardt, Cadences for Cunningham and Cage, Some Chamber Pieces, With Meredith in Mind, and Sea Walk.

Her work has been commissioned and produced by the Festival d'Automne in Paris, the Hebbeltheater in Berlin, the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival, The Kitchen, and PepsiCo Summerfare, among many others. Reitz has toured extensively as a performer and teacher throughout North America, Europe, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan, and she is currently on the faculty of Bennington College. She is the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Awards, she is the Artistic Director of Field Papers, Inc, and her work has been supported in part by many foundations and public agencies, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Inc., and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Dana Reitz Curriculum Vitae