Stephan Koplowitz
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Stephan Koplowitz

Stephan Koplowitz
Born1956
Washington, D.C.
NationalityAmerican
EducationWesleyan University
(BA music composition)
University of Utah
(MFA Modern Dance Choreography)
Known forcontemporary dance
site-specific art
media arts
Jane Otto
AwardsAlpert Award in the Arts
Bessie Award
Guggenheim Fellowship
Websitewww.skoplowitz.com

Stephan Koplowitz is an award-winning director and choreographer and media artist specializing in site-specific multimedia performances. Since the 1980s, Koplowitz, an international site artist and former Dean of Dance at CalArts,[3] has dedicated himself to site-specific work. He has made work on and for the steps of the New York Public Library, in the halls of London's Natural History Museum, in a German factory, and in the windows of Grand Central Station[4] Koplowitz was one of 14 artists included in the book Site Dance: Choreographers and the Lure of Alternative Spaces edited by Melanie Kloetzel and Carolyn Pavlik, published by Florida University Press, 2011[5]

Awards and fellowships

Selected works

  • 2018 The Beginning as part of The Northfield Experience
  • 2018 Past the Past as part of The Northfield Experience
  • 2018 Reading Time as part of The Northfield Experience
  • 2018 The Northfield Experience (production) - Commissioned by St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges in association with the city of Northfield, Minnesota[15]
  • 2018 - Mill Town - Commissioned by the Bates Dance Festival[16]
  • 2017 - Occupy (a site-specific journey through an urban garden)Commissioned by the AXIS Dance Company, co-presented with the Dancers' Group and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival[17]
  • 2015 - Play(as) As part of Trolley Dances 2015, Commissioned by the San Diego Dance Theater[18]
  • 2014 - The Past is Up (Sullivant's Travels)
  • 2014 - Horizon Time (Sullivant's Travels)
  • 2014 - Learn, Capture, Repeat (Sullivant's Travels)
  • 2014 - One Way: A Telematic Trio (Sullivant's Travels - A site-specific journey through the mind of a building-Commissioned by The Ohio State University Department of Dance and College of Arts and Sciences[19]
  • 2013 - Red Line Time, a site-adaptive durational performance for all fourteen stations of LA Metro's Red Line[20]
  • 2013 - lines, tides, shores... A site-specific performance in three sections for the Cudahy Gardens, Milwaukee Art Museum [21]
  • 2013 - The Current Past, A site-specific performance for the North Point Water Tower, Milwaukee, WI[22][21]
  • 2012 - Natural Acts in Artificial Water, part of Stephan Koplowitz: TaskForce [23]
  • 2012 The Chair Yields Gustavus Adolphus College,[24]
  • 2012 in situ, Eckman Mall, Gustavus Adolphus College[24]
  • 2012 The Old New Thing for the Torrey Atrium, Warren & Donna Beck Academic Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College[24]
  • 2012 (Re)Fraction, A site-specific performance in lighted windows of Christ Chapel , Gustavus Adolphus College[24]
  • 2009 Taskforce: Liquid Landscapes UK [25][26]
  • 2008 Five Entrances into a War Machine [27]
  • 2008 Taskforce: Liquid Landscapes LA [28]
  • 2008 Taskforce: Mapping IdyllWild [29]
  • 2007 Revealed at Amherst [30]
  • 2007 iseea [31][32]
  • 2006 Revealed (NYC) [33]
  • 2006 A Walk Between Two Worlds [34]
  • 2005 Light Lines [35]
  • 2004 The Grand Step Project [36]
  • 2003 Terrarium [37]
  • 2001 (In)Formations [38][39]
  • 2000 Aquacade for Asphalt Green
  • 1999 Kokerei Projekt: Kohle Korper [40]
  • 1999 Fenestrations2 [41]
  • 1998 Babel Index [42]
  • 1998 War with the Newts [43]
  • 1997 Webbed Feats [44][45]
  • 1996 Genesis Canyon [46]
  • 1996 Off the Walls [47]
  • 1993 Thicker Than Water [48]
  • 1991 The Governed Body [49]
  • 1990 Fall Weather Friend [50]
  • 1989 Big Thirst [51]
  • 1987 Fenestrations [52]
  • 1986 Untitled (Ethiopia Suite) [53]
  • 1986 Famished [54]
  • 1985 I'm Growing [55]
  • 1983 - Heart Throb Theater [56]

References

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