Chrysa Parkinson

er nå professor of Dance at Stockholms Konstnärliga högskola http://www.uniarts.se/english/people/co-workers/chrysa-parkinson

Biografien under er hentet fra: http://www.independentdance.co.uk/author/chrysa-parkinson/

Biography

Chrysa Parkinson is a performer and teacher living in Brussels. In 2009-2010 she has performed in new creations with Jonathan Burrows (Dogheart), Mette Ingvartsen (Giant City) and Rosas/Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker (En Atendant). She has been a member of Zoo/Thomas Hauert since 2003.

During this period she also performed with Deborah Hay (The Match, Next, If I Sing To You….), John Jasperse (Becky Jodi and John), Mark Lorimer (Nylon Solution), Meg Stuart (Auf Den Tisch) and David Zambrano (Mandraking). In New York she danced with Tere O’Connor from 1986-2001, and also worked with Martha Clark, Mark Dendy, Lucy Guerin, Irene Hultman, Jennifer Monson, and Mia Lawrence, among others. In 1998 Chrysa was awarded a NY Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for sustained achievement in performance.

In 2008 Chrysa was part of 6M1L/Ex.e.r.c.e., a performance and research project instigated by Xavier LeRoy and Bojana Cvejic. Her research focused on identifying and developing performance practices, and on performing while absent. The result was Self Interview on Practice, an illustrated film essay. In 2011 Chrysa will continue aspects of this work in a “Walk/Talk” performance initiated by Philip Gehmacher.

Chrysa is currently working with P.A.R.T.S. (be) as a consultant for the second cycle students and staff, and with a focus on mentoring performers. She teaches classes and workshops internationally, and writes essays on dance and performance.