Aaron Mattocks is a Pennsylvania native, Sarah Lawrence College alumnus, and 2013 New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award nominee. He is an associate artist with Big Dance Theater under the direction of Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar (Supernatural Wife [BAM Next Wave, 2011], Comme Toujours [NYLA revival, 2012], Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov [Hartford Stage, 2013], and Alan Smithee [Lyon, 2014]); and has created roles in premieres by Doug Elkins, David Gordon, Stephen Petronio, Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, Phantom Limb (dir. Jessica Grindstaff/Erik Sanko), Yoshiko Chuma, Christopher Williams, Ursula Eagly, Kathy Westwater, and John Heginbotham. He has appeared as a guest artist with Faye Driscoll, John Kelly, Dean Moss, and David Parker and performed in projects by Courtney Krantz, Abigail Levine, and Amanda Villalobos.
He recently completed a year as guest editor for Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence, and as guest curator for Sarah Maxfield’s One-Shot. His writing has been published on The Performance Club, Culturebot, Hyperallergic, Critical Correspondence and in The Brooklyn Rail.
photo by Aram Jibilian.