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Daria Faïn

Brooklyn, NY      

Daria Faïn is an acclaimed New York choreographer originally from Antibes, France. Faïn’s choreography fuses her European background with two decades of practice in Asian philosophies of the body and American dance training. From this diverse background, Faïn has developed a unique movement and performance approach with a complex understanding of the body as an endless resource of knowledge. In 1990 she founded, designed and built the multidisciplinary arts center Atelier Trigon with architect/poet Robert Kocik in Paris, which they co‐directed from 1990‐94. In 2006 she co‐founded with Kocik The Prosodic Body, a new field of research that explores language as sound, embodiment and utmost expression. In 2008 they co‐founded The Commons Choir, a performance collective of cross‐sector and cross‐discipline individuals. Over the course of her career, Faïn has presented numerous evening‐length performances and other short works and installations.

Recent residencies, commissions, and performances include, among others: Gibney Dance (2014); Laboratorio Alameda, Mexico (2013, 2014); The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (2014); New York Live Arts/Dance Theatre Workshop (2013); and Dance New Amsterdam (2013). Faïn has received numerous grants and awards both nationally and internationally in recognition of her extensive body of work. In 1979, Faïn received the Cultural Ministry Award from the Concours Internationale de Choreographie de Bagnolet. In 1986 she received a fellowship from the French Ministry of Urbanism’s Architecture Research Section. She has been awarded grants from the French Ministry of Culture (1984, 1986, 1994) and the Hip Up Foundation (Belgium). In NY her work has been funded by American Music Center, NYSCA, James E. Robison Foundation, LMCC, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and NYFA. Faïn is considered a master teacher and has taught a variety of classes and workshops at highly regarded institutions across the U.S., including Harvard, NYU, Tulane, Adelphi, Rutgers, Cooper Union, Sarah Lawrence, Trisha Brown Studio and Movement Research.

is as if alone

This solo is as if alone comes after a long period of creating work with others. It is a moment of simultaneous introversion and extroversion, in which I reflect on the cyclical nature of life and work.

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