2009 Swing Space Resident, Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center At Governors Island
Sarah Michelson's work has been presented and commissioned in NYC by BAM, PS 122, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, and Movement Research; has toured recently to The Walker Art Center (Mpls), On the Boards (Seattle), Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Mass), The Cutting Edge Festival (Frankfurt, Germany), The Venice Biennale, SommerSzene, Salzburg, Tanz im August Festival (Berlin), and the Zurich Theater Spektakel Festival, where she received the Der Foerder prize for best work presented at the festival.
Michelson has created several commissioned works, including The Experts (Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, 2002), Love is Everything (Lyon Opera Ballet, 2005), Swan Lake (Transitions Dance Company, Laban Centre London, 2006), Daylight (PS 122, 2005), Daylight (for Minneapolis) (Walker Art Center, 2005), & DOGS (BAM's Next Wave Festival, 2006).
She has won three "Bessie" Awards: in choreography for Shadowmann (2003) and Group Experience (2001); and for Visual Design in collaboration with Parker Lutz and Davison Scandrett for DOGS (2006). She received the 2008 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award and the 2006 Alpert Award in Dance.
Michelson, born in Manchester, UK, trained at the Laban Centre, London, IPC and Merce Cunningham Studio, NYC and received an MFA in Fiction Writing from Mills College, CA in 1990.
At 14 Wall Street, Sarah Michelson will develop a new evening-length work DOVER BEACH (working title) with musical score in collaboration with composer Pete Drungle and visual design in collaboration with Parker Lutz, with the U.S. premiere at The Kitchen in June 2009.