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Sarah
Gottlieb









Creating dances motivated by queer-feminist inquiry, Sarah frames performance as live testimony within a world defined by continuous movement.




Sarah es una artista de danza quien a través de la escena y la pedagogía crea contenedores para explorar cómo el cuerpo organiza experiencias personales en un ámbito implícitamente político.  Su investigación está enfocada en la improvisación, la identidad Queer, la comunidad feminista, y en cuestiones sobre el papel de movimiento en re-determinando cómo trauma, opresión, y poder viven en el cuerpo.


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Sarah (Chicago/Madrid) early training began her training at Joel Hall Dance Studio in Chicago, studied dance at Sarah Lawrence College, and then graduated from DePaul University in 2014 with a self-designed BA: Conscious Studies of the Body and Movement.  

From 2010-2015 Sarah worked closely with master artist and pedagogue Nana Shineflug, and includes the principles of Shineflug's The Conscious Body in her own movement pedagogy.

Sarah is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, certified by Integrated Movement Studies, a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer, a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Educator and Dance Educator. She has also invested significantly  in other somatic movement methods such as Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, and Body Mind Centering.    

Sarah is primarily a movement improvisor, specializing in Contact Improv and Compositional (scenic) Improvisation.  She has studied with so many amazing artists within these disciplines, including Sara Rudner, Emily Devine, Kathy Westwater, KJ Holmes, Ayako Kato, Onye Ozuzu, Sara Shelton Mann, Karen Nelson, Lisa Nelson, Angie Hauser, Keith Hennessey, Molly Shanahan, Kristina Fluty, and most recently Miguel Angel Punzano.  

Sarah has performed in works by various artists internationally. She tends to work with independent choreographers, and prefers collaborations based in social inquiry, artistic experimentation, and highly sensitized movement improvisation.  

As  Artistic Director/Choreographer (BodyCompass Dance Project) Sarah directs collaborative processes that activate the performers’ intelligent navigation through biological, social, and political worlds. Since 2014, Sarah has toured original work internationally including in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico and France. Her choreographic works have received the support of DCASE, The Judith Dawn Memorial Fund, Links Hall Creative Time Sponsership, 3Arts, La Tortuga de Lavapies, Espacio en Blanco, Madrid en Crudo, among other residencies and funding entitties.  Her full-length work YOLK was named one of the best seven dances in Chicago 2015.  

As a Teaching Artist Sarah’s dance classes combine Contact Improvisation, Compositional Improvisation, Laban/Bartenieff Fundamentals and The Conscious Body Method for Energetic Alignment.

She also designs movement workshops as a form of activism and community healing focusing on queer populations and survivors of sexual trauma. Her youth classes combine movement, performance art, observational science, and social engagement. She is also a diversity and inclusion speaker on the topics of Queer identity, Sexual Violence, Anti-Racism and Cultural Competency.

Sarah writes  articles on subjects connecting dance to social justice including: Myths to Break Down: Moving toward Ethical Communication and Ethical Sexuality in Contact Improvisation found in Richard Kim’s New York City based Contact Improv Blog:  http://contactimprovblog.com

As a Somatic Practitioner (RSMT/RSME/RDME) Sarah offers private sessions that encourage alignment and expressivemovement, focusing on rehabilitation and/or artistic expansion.  Sarah is a Certified Laban Movement Analyst (Certified by IMS in 2014) and a Certified Gyrotonic Trainer.






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Sarah Gottlieb (Chicago/Madrid)es una artista de danza quien a través de la escena y la pedagogía crea contenedores para explorar cómo el cuerpo organiza experiencias personales en un ámbito implícitamente político.  Su investigación está enfocada en la improvisación, la identidad Queer, la comunidad feminista, y en cuestiones sobre el papel de movimiento en re-determinando cómo trauma, opresión, y poder viven en el cuerpo.


Sarah empezó sus estudios de danza con Joel Hall Dance Center en Chicago y formó parte de su compañía juvenil durante su adolescencia. Hizo su carrera en danza entre Sarah Lawrence College en Nueva York y DePaul University en Chicago, donde diseño su propio titulo "Estudios conscientes del cuerpo y movimiento." Luego continuó su entrenamiento siendo, por cinco años, la aprendiz de Nana Shineflug (Directora Artística de The Chicago Moving Company y maestra pedagoga del sistema de movimiento "The Conscious Body.")


Sarah ha bailado con una cantidad de coreógrafos en Chicago, incluyendo a Ayako Kato, Chie-Sin Lin, y Jessie Marasa.  Desde 2014 Sarah ha sido la directora artística de la compañía BodyCompass Dance Project basada en Chicago, y en España con Dances in the Dark visualiza una nueva rama de la compañía. Como directora y también artista independiente, Sarah colabora con artistas de varias disciplinas, naciones, e herencias culturales, y ha presentado su propio trabajo en Nueva York, Chicago, San Francisco, Colombia, México, España, y Francia. Sus danzas han recibido el apoyo del Departament of Cultural Affairs and Special Events en Chicago (2014 y 2016) The Judith Dawn Memorial Fund, Links Hall, 3Arts, y Hamlin Park; y su producción Yolk fue nombrado uno de los mejores siete danzas en Chicago en 2015.


Sarah ha sido o invitada o contratada de jornada parcial en los departamentos de danza/teatro/ artes interdisciplinario de Colombia College, University of Chicago, Purdue University, DePaul University, y la Universidad de Cali Colombia. Viviendo en Madrid desde 2016, como bailarina, Sarah actualmente está trabajando por Ivelice Brown en la compañía 1/4 experimental,  y con lona Bito en Nueva York.  En Madrid, Sarah imparte talleres de danza con enfoques políticos, es una instructora permanente en Estudio 3, publica artículos sobre la sexualidad ética en ambientes de danza, y facilita talleres sobre el papel de personas blancas en contextos antirracistas  como activista de SOSRacismo Madrid .










 








Photo Credit: Pedro Rota Cardadeu Festival, Barceolna





                                                             






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“My movement practice is anchored in the belief that the human body, when listened to, is a profound navigational tool.  I am also fascinated by bodies as inherently political spaces, and how they carry the influence of history and adaptation.  The dances I devise are crafted to be transformational, to bridge personal and social change, to expose moments of personal growth and ripple outwards.” -  SARAH GOTTLIEB






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