Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : May 1st 2008 to Jun 30th 2008
  • PRACTICE : Dancer / Choreographer
  • FROM : USA

SHELLEY SENTER has been involved with experimental and post-modern dance for nearly twenty-five years, touring throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Russia as a performer, choreographer and teacher. She has been critically recognized for her distinct approach to movement, both as an independent artist and as a collaborator/performer with many distinguished artists in the international dance and visual arts community. Her practice is rooted in the investigation of movement, the consciousness of kinesthetic experience, and the participation of the self in its continuous reorganization in time, space and imagination. The foundation of her work lies in improvisation, collaboration and experimentalism, and she is interested in the coordination or layering of simple and non-virtuous movement to create a virtuosic complexity. For nearly two decades she has been investigating the application of the principles of the Alexander Technique to the performing body and mind. Her work has been presented in Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, France, Italy, England, Sweden, Greece, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boulder, Portland, Seattle and Marfa.