Paloma McGregor

Paloma McGregor

 

Paloma McGregor is a Caribbean‐born choreographer, writer and organizer living in Harlem. She creates embodied performance work that explores residue, ritual and magic. An eclectic artist, she has structured improvisation for a floating platform in the Bronx River, choreographed an Afro‐futurist pop opera at The Kitchen and devised a multidisciplinary performance work about food justice with three dozen community members and students at UC Berkeley. Since 2011, Paloma has been researching and developing Building a Better Fishtrap in public spaces, non-traditional venues and theaters. Paloma was a 2013‐14 Artist In Residence at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics and became an Artist In Residence at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange in 2014. She is director of Angela’s Pulse and founder of Dancing While Black. Recent support for her work includes grants from MAP Fund, Surdna Foundation and Dance/USA Engaging Dance Audiences. She also facilitates technique, creative process and community engagement workshops around the world. She toured internationally for six years with Urban Bush Women and two years with Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange, and continues to perform in project‐based work.