Nohemí Montzerrat Contreras & Josephine Dorado: Firsthand Performances

Nohemí Montzerrat Contreras & Josephine Dorado: Firsthand Performances photo/foto: Mateo Rudas

Firsthand Performances

Firsthand Performances investigates how we can incite an effective dialogue of cultural transmission across both temporal and geographical boundaries by constructing a space within Seesmic, an online site which enables threaded video conversations. This confluence of online and real-world conversation transcends the discrete boundaries of a one-time encounter.

Biographies

Nohemí Montzerrat Contreras is a Mexican choreographer, performer and dance teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. She has had the honor of working with Meredith Monk (NYC), Judith Tellez (Mx), Peter Psciscioli (NYC), Emma Lingren (Belgium) and Rip Parker (Mx). She received her MA in Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Josephine Dorado is a New York-based media artist, performer and social entrepreneur. In her work, she explores the extension of the performance environment with technology, often utilizing movement-based, sensor-driven synthesis and networked telepresence. Currently, she teaches at the New School, where she received her M.A. in Media Studies in 2006.

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