Lisa Nelson

Lisa Nelson is a dance-maker, improvisational performer, and collaborative artist who has been exploring the role of the senses in performance, and observation of movement since the early '70s. Stemming from her work with video and dance, she developed an approach to real-time editing and performance she calls Tuning Scores. She performs, teaches, and creates dances in diverse spaces on many continents, and maintains long-term collaborations with other artists, including Steve Paxton in PA RT (1978) and Night Stand (2004), Daniel Lepkoff, Cathy Weis, Scott Smith, and Image Lab - a Tuning Score performance ensemble. She's received various encouragements along the way, including a NY Bessie Award and an Alpert Award in the Arts. She has co-edited Contact Quarterly dance and improvisation journal since 1977 and is currently at work on a Tuning Scores-based videogame. She lives in Vermont.