Anna Sperber_PRIZE_performance_2016_Joyce Theater's Unleashed Series at New York Live Arts
Anna Sperber is a Brooklyn-based choreographer and performer. Her work has been described by The New York Times as “immediately compelling” and “wonderfully strange” with “moments of theatrical magic” and “a tension between formality and chaotic wildness.” Her performances are rooted in the poetic potency of choreography and its potential for perceptual transformation. Sperber’s work has been presented and commissioned by The Kitchen, The Joyce Theater’s UNLEASHED Series at New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, The Chocolate Factory, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York City, as well as by the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC. She has been an artist in residence at The Bogliasco Foundation, Dance The Yard, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Center for Performance Research, Gibney Dance (Dance in Process), Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Movement Research. Sperber was a co-founder of classclassclass, and was a co-curator of the 2008 Movement Research Spring Festival. She has taught as a guest artist at American Dance Festival, Movement Research, Gibney Dance, Hunter College, George Washington University, and Wayne State University. Sperber founded and ran BRAZIL, a studio and intimate performance space in Bushwick, Brooklyn from 2004 to 2014.