I conduct experiments in desire, endurance, vulnerability and determination by creating image-based dances inspired by sport, nightlife, physical labor and excessiveness. I support these events with drama incited by extravaganza, masochism and ugliness. I raise questions about the experience of color and the importance of “the look” in individual style. I work to push myself closer to the audience, challenging what they may expect and unsettling the performance space. I exploit the chaos present in the search for resolution.
Tyler Ashley is a choreographer and performer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has had the pleasure of working with Walter Dundervill, Michael Ingle, Benjamin Kimitch, Rakia Seaborn, Elizabeth Streb, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and Enrico Wey. Ashley's work has been seen at AUNTS, Columbia University, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, Movement Research, PERFORMA11, The High Line, and Times Square Alliance.
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