It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of Performance Mix Festivals #31 (Infinite Corridor) and #36 (Meeting the Moai: Head Over Heels.) In both instances, the artists were made to feel welcomed and truly celebrated for their work, as reflected by attention to publicity, technical needs, and convivial gatherings. This festival truly practices diversity, equity, and inclusion, as manifested in their roster of performing artists each year. Big thanks to New Dance Alliance, Karen Bernard, and the entire Performance Mix Festival team who make it such a fulfilling and joyful experience for artists and audiences alike.
Victoria Libertore is an actress, writer, curator, emcee and teacher. She is the creator of six solo shows: Camille: The Forgotten Artist, stalk(her), The Should Dream, My Journey of Decay, GIRL MEAT and No Need for Seduction. In her work, she’s collaborated with Leigh Fondakowski, Rosalie Purvis, Jen-Scott Mobley, Shelley Butler-Hyler, Ryan Migge, Rebecca Feldman, Kimberly I. Kefgen, and Sara Laudonia. She has performed in venues such as Carolines on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam, Dixon Place, Joyce Soho, and PS122 as well as in Boston, Montreal, Philadelphia, Provincetown, Toronto and Washington, D.C. Libertore emcees throughout NYC as her incomparable faux Liza Minnelli where she utilizes her improvisational skills to make “people laugh so hard that their faces hurt.” Her short plays include A Man with a Limp, How Crazy Joe Met His Wife, and Monster and Lola (Humana Festival Finalist). Libertore is passionate about encouraging other artists to create their own work, and she has curated and produced dozens of local and a few international artists with backgrounds in performance, variety arts, music, storytelling, comedy and dance. Libertore teaches performance workshops incorporating her original archetypal energy work. She was a 2008-2010 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Theater Artist in Residence and she has a BFA in theatre from Otterbein College. She serves as a member on the board of New Dance Alliance. Currently, she is working on a screenplay with Ryan Kipp based on the life of the world’s most infamous, female serial killer.