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Artist Archive

Brian Rogers
© Brian Rogers

Will Rawls (US)

Will Rawls is a choreographer, writer and dancer based in Brooklyn, NY. His practice combines dance with other media to investigate the poetics of blackness, ambiguity and abstraction. Rawls has presented his work at The Chocolate Factory, MoMA PS1, Performa 15, The Whitney Museum of American Art, [8:tension]/ImPulsTanz and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. In addition to presenting his own performances, he collaborated with Ishmael Houston-Jones to co-curate the Danspace Project Platform 2016: Lost and Found. Focusing on the intergenerational impact of the AIDS epidemic on dancers, women and people of colour, he helped organise performances, reconstructions, discussions and co-edited the catalogue, Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now. His other writings have been published by Artforum, Triple Canopy, les presses du réel, The Museum of Modern Art, The Hammer Museum. He is recipient of a Prix Jardin d'Europe (2016) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2017). As an interpreter, Rawls has worked with Marina Abramovic, Jerome Bel, Alain Buffard, Xavier Le Roy, Björn Safsten and Tino Sehgal.

Last update: 10.04.2018


© Maja Preckel


Fashionable goodies of the last festivals are available HERE

final workshop showing 2019 ©


Sneak previews of our current performances, or sweet memories of our workshops and past festival events can be watched HERE.

© Karolin Miernik


Everything about our previous festivals you find HERE

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