Sharon Mansur performed her site-specific performance/installation project, Out of Place, co-directed with architect/visual artist collaborator UM Professor Ronit Eisenbach May 6, 2012 at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston, VA, with over 300 people in attendance. Eisenbach and Mansur are giving two public lectures on their collaborative process in Reston, VA this fall: Fertile Ground: Collaborations in Architecture and Dance, on September 8 presented by the Reston Community Center, and as part of the Public Art Film & Speakers Series presented by the Initiative for Public Art-Reston on October 23.
M.F.A. Dance, George Mason University, 2005; C.M.A. Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, 1995; B.A. Dance and English, Connecticut College, 1991
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Washington Area Certified Movement Analysts (WACMA), SPAN: Spontaneous Performing Artists Network
Director of mansurdance, experimental multi-media performance project (2002 to present); Out of Place (2012) and Underneath (2011) performance/installation projects in collaboration with architect/visual artist Ronit Eisenbach; topology collaborative improvisational duet with Brooklyn based dance artist Maré Hieronimus, performed in New York City and Mexico (2012); sightlines collaborative improvisational duet with DC based dance artist Daniel Burkholder, performed in Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Michigan (2010-12); (re)semblance multi-media site specific performance/installation work involving professional and student performers (2009-present); here/there multi-media performance work involving collaborators in Minnesota, New York City, North Carolina and Washington, DC (2007 to present); Freedom of Information, directed by Miguel Gutierrez, 24 hour improvisational dance ritual (2008); Off White, performance/art installation, Edison Gallery, Capital Fringe Festival, DC (2006); trajectory altered slightly, representing Winona State University, American College Dance Festival Gala Concert, University of Iowa (2006); (Un)Identified, collaborative solo project, Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission (2004-05); Depth of Perception duet with Boris Willis, original commission by David Dorfman (2004); Shared evening with Clare Byrne at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NY (2000); Dancing-on-View, directed by Sara Rudner, St. Mark’s Church, Danspace Project’s 25th Anniversary Season, NYC (1999); Love Songs, David Rousseve/Reality, Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY (1999), co-director Quiescence dance/performance group with Daniel Burkholder, in residence at Dance Place, DC (1992-98).
Honors and Awards:
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship (2011), Individual Artist Award in Solo Dance Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council (2010/2002), UM Creative and Performing Arts Award (2009-10), Winona State University Foundation and WSU Professional Improvement Fund grants for dance study in Benin, Africa (2007), the Virginia Commission for the Arts Choreography Fellowship (2005), The John F. Kennedy Center Local Dance Commission Award (2004-05), Outstanding New Work for trajectory altered slightly, Metro DC Dance Award (2003), The Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation (2001), Dance artist-in-residence at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, WV (1997).