newMoves Fast Facts: slowdanger

slowdanger is the pseudonym, nom de guerre, and stage moniker of Pittsburgh-based performance artists Anna Thompson and Taylor Knight. Anna and Taylor use their bodies as mediums, creating movement, sound, and visual images that express an energetic and sensual connection to body and spirit. Read about the duo before you see their new work on stage May 7 at the newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival.

  • In addition to making dance, these Point Park alums produce music and released their debut album in March 2015
  • slowdanger’s work has been shown at the Pittsburgh Biennial and The Space Upstairs
  • Outside of Pittsburgh, slowdanger has performed at the Goose Route Dance Festival in Shepardstown, WV
  • Their work for newMoves, memory 3: swimmoon, reflects on the thought “I am what I remember, what I remember is what I am” and explores performance as “a reinterpretation of a memory in the present.”

Read more about the newMoves Festival and purchase your festival passes today to catch slowdanger’s innovative performance.

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Article by Trevor Miles 

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