Isabel Lewis

Isabel Lewis, photo by Arturo Martinez Steele

Isabel Lewis is a Brooklyn and Berlin-based performer and curator from the Dominican Republic. She is a graduate of Hollins University where she majored in both Dance and English with a focus in Literary Criticism. In September of 2003, Lewis formed The Labor Union with Erika Hand in NYC and presented dance works at the Cunningham Studios, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, New Museum, PS 122, and The Kitchen amongst other venues in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. Lewis now creates solo performance works 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 2005-2006 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 writer for the Movement Research Performance Journal and has been the curator for 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, Lewis has had the pleasure of working with Christal Brown, Levi Gonzalez, Miguel Gutierrez, David Neumann, and Ann Liv Young.