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DANCER CHOREOGRAPHER MUSICIAN
Dreaming of beauty and collective catharsis, Alison Clancy designs projects bridging between worlds...
Haunting solo music performances weave tapestries of electric guitar into expansive, brooding drone-psyche Americana. Incantatory vocals reveal delicate vulnerability and gritty volatility. Alison summons ghosts from machines. Performances often incorporate expressionistic choreography in collaboration with virtuosic dancers. Alison's recording projects mine a broader range of genres: trip-hop, shoegaze, dark disco, grunge, ambient experimental.
Alison choreographs for stage, film, galleries, multimedia projects and immersive events. Work is informed by a deep relationship with ballet, but subverts technique in exploration of primordial sensuality. Illuminating the authority of each body's authentic story, the essence of performers are invited to burn through any form. Alison's approach is equal parts visceral and visual, often incorporating cinematic custom lighting and video installations. 2022 recipient of the New York State Dance Force Choreographer's Initiative Award.
Alison dances at The Metropolitan Opera and freelances with independent companies and projects, collaborating with many iconic artists and institutions. This fall she will perform two different evenings of solo dance with guitarists Gary Lucas and Nilko Andreas.
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