Sarah Chien

Sarah creates improvised works with collaborators from  dance, music, circus and theatre.  In New York, her work has been curated by Performance Mix Festival, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Triskelion Arts, The Brick, DanceSafari in Riverside Park, and Insitu Dance Festival. She was a company member of Andre Zachary/Renegade Performance Group, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Time Lapse Dance. 

 

Her choreographic work is in constant dialogue with the generative practices (teaching, producing, training) that make up her artistic identity. Recent research focuses on developing an improvised performance form she calls the “supported solo” and translating principles of David Zambrano’s group improvisation score “Passing Through” into new settings.

 

Sarah has taught contemporary floorwork and improvisation classes at the National Ballet of Ecuador, Princeton University, at CollettivO CineticO in Ferrara, Italy, and throughout New York City at studios like Chez Bushwick, Mark Morris, Gibney Dance, and Brooklyn Studios for Dance.

 

She currently produces ¡Spontaneous Combustion!, a rooftop performance party; Floor Friends, a training network for contemporary floorwork; and co-curates Symbiosis at Spectrum NYC, an experimental dance and music collaboration series. She is part of ∞therside, an international improvisation collective formed summer 2018 in Slovakia with 7 peers, each from different countries. Her one-woman-show, Songs Stuck in My Body premiered January 2019 at Triskelion Arts and is now preparing to tour.