A QUARTET, Fusebox 2015
Heather Kravas is a choreographer and performing artist. Since 1995, she has investigated choreographic, improvisation and collaborative practices to explore the limits of dance as a contemporary form. Combining recognizable traditions, pedestrian tasks and image-guided kinesthetics, she uncovers the historic and social structures of dance to examine the form itself.
Kravas’s varied collaborations include choreography with Canadian/European artist Antonija Livingstone (2003-2008) and extensive improvisation with cellist Okkyung Lee as the nono twins (1999-2004). She has worked as an interpreter and rehearsal assistant for DD Dorvillier’s human future dance corps (2001-present) and has also performed in the work of Marina Abramovic, Jennifer Allen, Amy Cox, Dayna Hanson, Amii LeGendre and Yvonne Meier.
Kravas is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Award and received support from the MAP Foundation, the National Performance Network, King County 4Culture, PACT/Zollverein, CCNFC Belfort, f.u.s.e.d., the Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, The Yard and the Seattle Arts Commission.
Her choreography has been presented at venues including Chez Bushwick, DTW, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, The Kitchen, Movement Research at Judson Church, On the Boards, Performance Space 122 and Tonic as well as internationally. Kravas grew up in Pullman, Washington, where, under the tutelage of Deirdre Wilson, she studied classical ballet and the experimental teachings of Grotowski. She currently lives in Seattle, WA.