"A gesture cannot be regarded as the expression of an individual, as his creation (because no individual is capable of creating a fully original gesture, belonging to nobody else), nor can it even be regarded as that person's instrument; on the contrary, is it gestures that use us as their instruments, as their bearers and incarnations."
- Milan Kundera, Immortality
Lisa Fagan is a choreographer, dancer, and director based in Brooklyn, NY. Recent work in NYC has been presented by Ars Nova (ANT FEST 2018), New York Live Arts (2017/18 Fresh Tracks Artist in Residence), Movement Research at Judson Church, Gibney Dance (WorkUp), Dixon Place, CPR (Chez Bushwick Artist in Residence), HERE Arts Center, Roulette, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, BAX, and The 92nd Street Y, among others. She’s collaborated with theater artists (Magda San Millan, New Saloon, Henry Vick) musicians (Lily McQueen, Sullivann, Johanna Warren) and visual artists (Janel Schultz, Emily Gui). As a performer she’s landed in theaters, museums, basements, shipping crates, walls, and on the Highline without permission. Fagan is also the creator/director of CAMP: Collaborative Arts Mobility Project, an experimental summer arts residency program for artists across disciplines entering its 5th season. She graduated from Bard College in 2011, where she received the Ana Itelman Prize for Choreography.