Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works
Paula Josa-Jones Performance Works
Paula Josa-Jones’ Speak springs from her questions about language and the absence of language in its usual form. It is about the obsession and excavating meaning of the body when words cannot be shaped. Speak is inspired by 13 years of working with her profoundly autistic godson and her research into aphasia, apraxia, and synesthesia.
Paula Josa-Jones is a dancer, choreographer, writer, visual artist, and movement educator known for her visually rich, emotionally charged dance theater. Her work includes choreography for humans, interspecies , and film and video. Josa-Jones has been called “one of the country’s leading choreographic conceptualists” by the Boston Globe, and the Village Voice describes her work as “powerful, eccentric, and surreal.” Her dances have been produced in Russia, Europe, Mexico, and throughout the United States. Her writings on movement and dance have been published in Her book The Common Body: How Horses, Movement and Awareness Awaken Our Essential Humanity will be published in the spring of 2016.
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