Keely Garfield / Cynthia X. Hua

Keely Garfield / Cynthia X. Hua

 

Keely Garfield is a British choreographer, dancer, and educator. Her company, Keely Garfield Dance (KGD), which has been widely commissioned and presented at theaters and festivals nationally, and internationally. Alongside her work for KGD, Garfield has made work for other modern dance companies, theater, musicals, ballet, film, MTV, site-specific projects, and universities. Highlights include: Deep (The Joyce Theater), Twin Pines (Danspace Project), Disturbing The Peace (Zenon Dance Company), Iron Lung (Groundworks Dancetheater), WOW Reimagined (Gibney Dance), Disturbulance (NYLA), Sinister Slapstick (Queen Elizabeth Hall), My Father Was A Spanish Captain (Tanzmesse), Scent of Mental Love (Radio Bremen/Canal Arte), Damsel (Dance Theater of Harlem), Body Wisdom (Rubin Museum), Gypsy (Sundance Theater), and Folk Dance In Gold (The Wooden Floor). Garfield has garnered several Bessie awards and nominations, is a Guggenheim Fellow, a NYFA Fellow, DIP recipient, and obtained her MFA from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She curated Family Matters at DTW for over a decade, was a cofounder of the Dancers Forum Compact, and is now part of CAT at Gibney Dance. Garfield has taught at The New School since 2009. Currently, Garfield is working with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company on Deep Blue Sea, and will premiere her latest work, The Invisible Project at NYU Skirball in 2021. Garfield maintains a career in wellness as a yoga teacher, integrative therapist, Reiki Master, hospice caregiver, and CPE candidate. A spirit of philosophical inquiry and compassionate concern unites her dedicated engagement in all her endeavors. www.keelygarfield.nyc

Cynthia X. Hua is an artist and writer interested in using technology to explore social issues. Her work has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center, the SF Arts Institute and the American Institute of Architects. cynthiaxhua.com