evan ray suzuki

evan ray suzuki, photo by Elyse Mertz

evan ray suzuki is a dance artist, director, and designer of yonsei Japanese descent originally from Whidbey Island, WA, now based in Brooklyn, NY. evan creates new works across dance, film, theater, and visual media, working primarily in a butoh-influenced choreographic style drawing from postmodernism, found movement, and a variety of other dance modalities. evan’s work has been presented at Ars Nova, JACK, Abrons Arts Center, Center for Performance Research (CPR), CreateART, Arts on Site, Triskelion Arts, Amanda+James, The Tank, and many parks and basements. Recent performance credits include works by David Neumann, Mina Nishimura, Glenn Potter-Takata, the Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York, and for Private Policy at New York Fashion Week. evan is a filmmaker, costume designer, and creator of the performance series DANCE HOLE, and holds a degree from Sarah Lawrence College, with concentrations in Dance, Theatre, Literature, and Cultural Studies.



Friday, June 9th 8:00pm
NEPOBABYPASTAGIRL enacts a butoh-ish gestural choreographic landscape ranging from disjointed order to organized chaos. Taking inspiration from Juzo Itami’s idea of the “ramen western,” the work offers an abstracted yet unflinching look at the wild west of the internet culture machine.

Sunday, June 11th 1:00pm
evan ray suzuki & Frenchie Cavallo Phelps: NEW WORK 
In collaboration with film and video artist, Frenchie Cavallo Phelps, this work in development presents a detailed exploration of butoh performance and experimental video in tandem. The work is inherently more sculptural than symbolic, and seeks an aesthetic of pixelation and artifice in response to the artists’ questions about inherited memory and mythology in the postinternet world. 

evan ray suzuki is a 2022–23 LiftOff Resident Artist.