Roles in Archive: Artist
Isabel Lewis is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and curator. She is a graduate of Hollins University where she majored in both dance and English with a focus in literary criticism. In 2003 she formed The Labor Union with Erika Hand and has presented work at the Cunningham Studios, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, Performance Space 122, and The Kitchen, among other venues in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. In addition to her work with The Labor Union, Lewis also creates solo work and performs with her three siblings as LEWIS FOREVER. Lewis has had the honor of being a Movement Research Artist in Residence and a Fresh Tracks Residency Recipient in 2005–06 and was selected to take part in the Meeting Points Artist Exchange in Budapest in the summer of 2008. She has worked as an editor and contributor for the Movement Research Performance Journal and has been the curator of the dance series Body Blend at Dixon Place since March of 2005. As a curator, Lewis has also worked on the Movement Research Festival 2004: “Improvisation is Hard” and the Movement Research Festival Spring 2007: “Reverence (Irreverence).” As a performer she has had the pleasure of working with Christal Brown, Levi Gonzalez, Miguel Gutierrez, David Neumann, and Ann Liv Young. Lewis operates a new performance space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn along with fellow dance artists Felicia Ballos and Beth Gill called BARN. Lewis has been a visiting artist at the Hunter College MFA Studio Art program and the Hollins University Undergraduate Dance Department. Current projects include the development and curation of a new Ausrtria/NYC artist exchange under the auspices of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Tanzquartier Wien, and Movement Research.