Competition: US & Canada
Christopher Williams, hailed as “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there” (The New York Times), is a choreographer, dancer, and puppeteer who has created over thirty original works in NYC and abroad since 1999. In addition to touring internationally in France, England, Italy, Spain, Holland, Colombia, Malawi, Indonesia, and Russia, as well as nationally in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Kaatsbaan Culture Park, and Jacob’s Pillow, his works have been presented in many local venues including City Center, Lincoln Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and P.S. 122. His recent commissioners include The Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Perm Opera & Ballet Theater/Teatro Real, and HERE Arts Center’s Dream Music Puppetry Program. He received a 2005 NY Dance & Performance “Bessie” Award, fellowships from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, NYFA, and the Bogliasco Foundation, as well as creative residencies via the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Watermill Center, Yaddo, and The Yard. He earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a diploma of study from the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and has since performed for Tere O’Connor, Douglas Dunn, Rebecca Lazier, Basil Twist, and Dan Hurlin, among others. Find his Instagram account here.
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