Victoria Marks, an Alpert Award winner and Guggenheim Fellow, has been practicing knowing and unknowing, making dances for stage and film, for the past 34 years. Marks’ creative work migrates between choreo-portraits for individuals who don’t identify as dancers, and dances for and with dancers that fuel her inquiries into movement. Since 1995, Marks has been a Professor of Choreography at UCLA. Upcoming projects include a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar fellowship for new work with Bogota’s “Concuerpos” Dance Company, a Rauschenberg Residency for the creation of a new dance film, and “Desire on Campus” made for UCLA Sorority and Fraternity students. Marks has received grants, fellowships and awards including two Fulbrights for Choreography, and with filmmaker Margaret Williams, the Grand Prix in the Video Danse Festival (1995/96), the Golden Antenae Award from Bulgaria, the IMZ Award for best screen choreography and the Best of Show in the Dance Film Association’s Dance and the Camera Festival.
J.B. MERRILL HOUSE
Not Everything is About You | living room balcony
performed by: Alexx Shilling, Willy Souly, music by: Colleen, sound editing by: Joe Westerlund
Solar Duplex | Gwen's studio
performed by: Alexx Shilling, Willy Souly, music by: Joe Westerlund, music performed by: Jason Ganberg