2010 recipients

2010 Dance Recipient

Susan Rethorst

Choreographer, Performer

What directs me? When something feels compelling and uncomfortable. I want to stay in those moments of expectation, of conundrum, and see what can be made in and of them, and not have to 'solve' them.

Choreographer Susan Rethorst has been creating quietly mysterious works for more than 30 years. A performer, writer, and teacher who works primarily in New York and Europe, Rethorst is interested in the complexity of simplicity, the awkward, the way dance making proceeds from the body's knowledge, and the language which results from this.