SARA SMITH . choreography and other projects

Sara (L) Smith creates performances and other works which traverse dance, visual art, writing, and historical research. She is invested in creative practices which explore the poetics and politics of embodied research. Her work takes the form of books, installations, sound, and videos, but most often live performance, which she values as a communally transformative space. Smith holds a BA in visual art and dance from Hampshire College, an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College.

Sara received the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship award in Choreography in 2016, and has received support for her work from The LEF Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, Maine Arts Commission, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and residency fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Hewnoaks, and The American Antiquarian Society. She has collaborated with other performing and visual artists as an artist, director, choreographer, writer, and dramaturg, including Karinne Keithley Syers, Gina Siepel, Adam R. Levine, Kathy Couch, Polly Motley, Candice Salyers, Chris Yon, and Roger Beebe. Her work has been seen and heard at venues throughout the U.S., including Amherst College, A.P.E. Gallery (Northampton MA), Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Catch!, The Chocolate Factory, Cultivate (NH), Danspace Project, Duke University, Experiments in Cinema, Galapagos Art Space, Green Street Studios (Cambridge MA), HERE Arts Center, Hollins University, Incubator Arts Project, Joyce SoHo, Ladyfest Los Angeles, LaMaMa, Mount Tremper Arts, the San Francisco International Film Festival, SPACE Gallery (Portland ME), The Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Tufts University, Vermont Performance Lab, and Ur.