Drawing from an embodied practice of dance, EPISTOLARY ANCESTRIES traces a personal filiation of practice across diverse disciplinary contexts in order to inform, reform, transform and deform dance. A plurality of processual notes (words, dances, images and songs) are essayed into nine open letters made out both 'to' (as direct address) and 'for' (as relational offering) an already dead person: a dancer (or two), an engineer, a sculptor, a wordsmith, a poet, a philosopher, a polymath, a mathematician, a doctor. Collectively the corpus of nine texts co-opts an idiosyncratic ancestry, evoked variously in performances, installations, screenings, readings and writings.

Supported by 
2024 Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia

2022 Akademie Schloss Solitude
2021 Akademie for Theatre and Digitality
2020 Serendipity Arts Foundation
2019 Robert Bosch Stiftung & Literarisches Colloqium Berlin

2017-19 Volkswagen Stiftung
2016-18 Berlin Centre for Advanced Studies in Arts and Sciences

2016 Dance Nuclues Singapore