Margaret Paek

Margaret Paek is dedicated to collaboration and sees dance as a life practice. She is a Lower Left collective artist (www.lowerleft.org) deeply influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, Barbara Dilley, Nina Martin, Shelley Senter, Loren Dempster, and their daughter. She has enjoyed dancing with projectLIMB, Deborah Hay, Keith Hennessy, and BodyCartography Project, among others. Her cooperative and individual work has been presented in Mexico, Europe, and across the United States at venues including the Whitney Museum Biennial 2012. Margaret began teaching CI in 1998, and has since taught for Movement Research, Marymount Manhattan (NYC), Kontakt Budapest (Hungary), Tanzfabrik, and the International CI Festival Freiburg (Germany). She received her MFA from Hollins University/ADF, has authored articles for Contact Quarterly and learning to loveDANCE more, served on Movement Research’s Artist Advisory Council, and is on the board of Marfa Live Arts. In Fall 2015, Margaret relocated from Queens, NY to teach dance at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and loves it. www.margaretpaek.com

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