Paloma McGregor

2014/16 Artist In Residence : Dance

Paloma McGregor is a choreographer, writer and organizer. She lives in Harlem. She has structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River and choreographed Afro-futuristic pop opera at The Kitchen. She is director of Angela’s Pulse which creates and produces collaborative performance work dedicated to building community and illuminating bold new stories. She has been an AIR at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics this past year and developing an initative entitled Dancing While Black. She will be developing Phase Two of her process based project “Building a Better Fishtrap.” She is first generation American from the Caribbean who has lived all over the U.S. She was originally a newspaper journalist who left a thriving career for the uncertainty of dance! She performed with Urban Bush Women for six years.

Paloma is the recipient of a generous grant from the Surdna Foundation’s “Artists Engaging in Social Change Initiative” that will provide her with funding that expands the DANCING WHILE BLACK platform. It will build access and exploration for Black experimental dance in order to expand a community, develop agency and shift both the artistic and cultural landscapes. Several components of this initiative will take place at BAX. (stay tuned)

2015/16 Events @ BAX

PALOMA  MCGREGOR | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | June 17, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | June 18, 2016 @ 8pm

more info coming soon

Dancing While Black: jumpin’ fences

Friday | March 4, 2016
Saturday | March 5, 2016

Featuring work by:

Brother(hood) Dance! (Orlando Hunter and Ricarrdo Valentine)
Jonathan Gonzalez
Marguerite Hemmings
Sydnie L. Mosley
Candace Thompson
Shamar Watt

[more info]

Dancing While Black Fellowship Roundtable

Sunday, February 7 | 11-12:30pm as part of Artist Services Day [more]

AIR Open Studios II

Featuring work by Will Davis, Kristine Haruna Lee, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, Aurin Squire, and Ni’Ja Whitson

@ BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Paloma McGregor Showing | Saturday, February 6, 2016  @ 3:00 pm

FREE, open to the public [more]

AIR OPEN STUDIO SHOWINGS I

Featuring work by Will Davis, Kristine Haruna Lee, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, Aurin Squire, and Ni’Ja Whitson

Saturday | November 21, 2015 @ 2, 4, 6pm
Sunday | November 22, 2015 @ 12, 2, 4pm

FREE, open to the public [more]

 

IMAGES

Visit flickr.com to view images of Paloma’s work.

PRESS

Twenty8+ Magazine | Building A Better Fishtrap
Infinite Body | Paloma McGregor builds her net…for us
Movement Research Critical Correspondence | Paloma McGregor in Conversation with Abigail Levine
Blog Post: Fishtrap from Dance Exchange Residency | A return to the Fishtrap | Dance Exchange
Blog Post: Community Engaged collaboration in the Bronx | followthewaterwalks
Press: Dancing While Black | Dancing While Black – The Feminist Wire

MEDIA