Dana Salisbury choreographer and multidisciplinary artist


Resume (Selected Works)


Site-Specific Projects
2009-present
Unseen Dances (concept, direction and performer), numerous venues. See "Current Projects."
2005-present
Dark Dining Projects (concept and direction), numerous venues. See "Past Projects" and www.darkdiningprojects.com for complete information
2001
Stone's War (Against Loneliness and Human Separations from the Natural World) (concept, direction, video installation), Old American Can Company,Brooklyn, NY.  Produced with Dancing in the Streets and in association with XO:projects
1998
Inhabited ‘98: Afterlives (co-creation and direction), Lower East Side Tenement
Museum, NYC. Awarded New York Dance and Performance Award ("BESSIE").
1997 
Inhabited ’97: Ghosts of Home (co-creation and direction), Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NYC
1997
Cast Off (concept, direction) Pier Show V, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
1995
Still Life Peep Show (concept, direction) in an abandoned five-and-dime store in North Adams, MA
1994
River I (concept, direction) on a sandbar in the Housatonic River, Williamstown, MA
1993
HERE (concept, visuals, co-direction), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival commission, Becket, MA


Dance

2004

Whole-Body-Seer University Settlement, NYC; A.P.E., Northampton, MA. Excerpts presented at Dixon Place, Performance Mix/Joyce Soho, Dance Theater Workshop, Flea Theater, all NYC; One Arm Red, Brooklyn, NY
2002
Whoopee in the Dark University Settlement, NYC; A.P.E., Northampton, MA. Excerpts presented at dancenow/nyc, HERE, Dixon Place, Chashama, The Construction Company, Movement Research at Judson Church, Joyce Soho, all NYC; One Arm Red and Bric Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Big Sur Theater Lab, Big Sur, CA, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2000-1

Salomé 92nd St. Y, Upper Manhattan Arts Project, University Settlement, all NYC

2000-1
The Primitive Streak Chashama and PS 122, NYC
1999-0
Lawless Things The Kitchen and Angel Orensanz Foundation, NYC; Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
1997-8
Moth Hudson Guild, Joyce Soho, Mulberry Street Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, all NYC
1996
DAM Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA. Sections performed in NYC at Dia Center for the Arts, Soundance, PS122, American Theater of Actors, Judson Church; Mobius, Boston, MA, North Adams State College, North Adams, MA
1994
A Painting in X Minutes and Triptych A.P.E., Northampton, MA


Exhibitions/Visual Art

1987-92
Wahconah Reconstruction Fuller Museum, Berkshire Museum, Boston Center for the Arts, all MA
1987
X-Reflections AIR Gallery, NYC
1985-9
Forests Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH; DeCordova
Museum, Lincoln, MA
1985
Yosemite Broadway Windows, NYC
1980-5
Gilles The Drawing Center, NYC; GWV Smith Art Museum, Springfield, MA; Boston
University, Boston, MA
1984
Fish Out of Water various galleries
1983
The Sockeye Project New England Artists Festival, Amherst, MA and various galleries
1981-2 Topiary Gardens various galleries


Awards/Grants
Residency at Dance Omi
Residency at The Performance Project at University Settlement
The Fund for Creative Communities Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 2011
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council-- Swing Space Program, 2009-2010
The Field's Fieldwork Summer Intensive, 2009
NEFA Expeditions Planning Grant, 2004
Northampton (MA) Arts Council, 2004, 1996, 1994, 1987, 1985
Puffin Foundation, 2003
The Greenwall Foundation, project support through Dancing in the Streets, 2001
“BESSIE” (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Inhabited’98, 1999
Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 1999
Independent Artists Challenge Program, The Field, 1996
Massachusetts Cultural Council, "New Works," 1989
N.E.A. Regional Inter-Arts Re-grant, 1989
Brighton (England) Film and Video Workshop Grant, 1984
Ossabaw Island Residency, 1981