Competition: US & Canada
Alex Ketley is a choreographer, filmmaker, educator, and the Director of The Foundry. In his 20 years of making work, he has developed pieces from many different creative entry points. Examples of these are: Syntax, an hour long duet that systemically used the mechanics of language as an organizing mechanism; Lost Line researched how the application of environment affects the generation of movement; Please Love Me jettisoned the structure of performing in a theater context and researched how people connect and experience artwork; and the No Hero Trilogy was a multi-year project that explored what dance and performance means to the lives of people living throughout rural America. He has received acknowledgement from the Hubbard Street National Choreographic Competition, the Choo-San Goh Award, the Princess Grace Award for Choreography, four MANCC Residencies, the Eben Demarest Award, the National Choreographic Initiative Residency, the Artistry Award from the Superfest International Disability Film Festival, and his work was featured on the show So You Think You Can Dance. His pieces have also been awarded Isadora Duncan Awards for outstanding achievement in the categories of Choreography, Company, & Ensemble. He is currently a Lecturer at Stanford University’ Theater and Performance Studies Department.
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