Community Gathering with Ayano Elson

 October 19, 2021 at 7PM EDT via Zoom
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Ayano Elson, an Okinawan-American woman with long brown hair, is smiling and pointing to a street sign that says “rice.”
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ayano elson

Ayano Elson is an Okinawan–American artist based in New York. Her choreography has been presented by Art Cake, The Chocolate Factory, Gibney Dance, Knockdown Center, Movement Research, and Roulette, among others. She has performed in works by Kim Brandt, Jessica Cook, Milka Djordjevich, Simone Forti, Joanna Kotze, Kyli Kleven, Abigail Levine, and Haegue Yang at Danspace, ISSUE Project Room, MCA Chicago, MoMA, MoMA PS1, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, New York Live Arts, Pioneer Works, Roulette, and the Shed. She has developed her work through artist residencies at ArtCake, Gibney Dance, AUNTS at Mount Tremper Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governors Island, and Movement Research’s Van Lier Emerging Artist of Color Fellowship. Elson is currently an artist-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center.

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