Nursing The Dance: Interview with Tere O’Connor (2008)

I interviewed New York based choreographer Tere O’Connor in occasion of his season at the Baryshnikov Arts Center 2009 (BAC).
He takes us within his deep and self aware exploration about choreography, life, collaboration, teaching and process.
Produced by Marlon Barrios Solano for dance-tech.net
September 9 2009

I interviewed New York based choreographer Tere O’Connor in occasion of his season at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC).
He takes us within his deep and self aware exploration about choreography, life, collaboration, teaching and process.
Produced by Marlon Barrios Solano for dance-tech.net
September 9 2008

Tere is member of dance-tech.net network:
http://www.dance-tech.net/profile/TereOConnor

Tere O’Connor has been making dances since 1982 and has created over 30 works for his company. The company has performed throughout the US and in Europe, South America and Canada. O’Connor has created numerous commissioned works for dance companies around the world, among these have been works for the Lyon Opera Ballet, White Oak Dance Project, de Rotterdamse Dansgroep, Holland; Carte Blanche, Norway; TRAFO/The Workshop Foundation, Hungary; for Canadian dancers Bill Coleman and Laurence Lemieux in Montreal; Dance Alloy in Pittsburgh, PA; and Zenon in Minneapolis, MN. In addition to GRETA IN A DITCH for White Oak, he recently created a solo work for Mikhail Baryshnikov entitled INDOOR MAN.

Tere O’Connor is a 1993 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He is a recent recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Award, a National Dance Project Award and a DNA Project Award from Arts International.

He has received three New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards – One for HEAVEN UP NORTH in 1988, another in 1999 for Sustained Achievement, and most recently for his work FROZEN MOMMY (2005). He is also a recipient of repeated grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation/MAP Fund, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Altria Group, Inc., the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and Arts International: The Fund for US Artists at International Festivals.

http://www.tereoconnordance.org/
Tere O’Connor is the 5th featured artist of the dance-tech.tv on-line series Choreography or ELSE: Contemporary Experiments on the Performance of Motion(launched in January 2011) presenting complete works on-line of relevant international choreographers.

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About Marlon Barrios Solano/Producer

Marlon Barrios Solano (Venezuela/USA) works as an independent movement/new media artist, researcher, on-line producer/curator, vlogger, consultant and educator. He is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative internet video channel dedicated to innovation and experimental performing arts and its social network dance-tech.net. http://www.dance-tech.net/profile/network_producer

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