devynn emory


devynn emory is a choreographer and dancer from Philadelphia, and has been in New York for two years. emory strives to make space for gender variantbodies on stage, and make work with their company devynnemory/beastproductions that supports this idea.  Since being here the company has had a Space Grant residency at BAX, a Fresh Tracks residency at DTW, and has shown work at Draftworks, DNA, BAX, AUNTS, Roof Top Series, Danspace Project, Dixon Place and Movement Research.  As a dancer they have worked with Faye Driscoll, Daria Fain, Jen Rosenblit, Vanessa Anspaugh, Jules Skloot and Yve Laris Cohen. emory is a company member of Headlong Dance Theater and has been touring their piece “More”, which was created in collaboration with the dancers. “More” was created after a 2-year creative dialog with Tere O'Connor. emory has worked previously with Jerome Bel, White Oak Dance Project, Rennie Harris Pure Movment, and Paule Turner.  emory was a New Edge Mix recipient, three-year resident choreographer of the Susan Hess Choreographers Project, and a recipient of the Independence Fellowship Foundation in Philadelphia. devynn emory/beast productions has been produced by the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia Dance Boom's Motion Pictures, Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven,The London International Film Festival at the Place. Ongoing projects and dabblings include curating themed shows, running the annual 48hour dance project, choreographing music videos, making dancefilms, dragshows, and kitchen dances with their cat Leeba. 

Artist Statement

no faking it. everything is possible. everything is fair game. trust. if you are going to do something, do it. perfect imperfection.