Donna Uchizono Company

Hailed by Ms. Magazine’s end of the century issue as “a choreographer making great leaps forward into the 21st century,” Donna Uchizono, Artistic Director of Donna Uchizono Company, is known for work spiced with wit, rich invention and unexpected beauty. Donna Uchizono Company has been presented throughout the United States, Europe and South America. A Guggenheim Fellow, Uchizono’s work has been recognized by many grants and awards including the Alpert Award in Dance, New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, Rockefeller MAP, the National Dance Project, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Creative Capital Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, Arts International, the National Performance Network, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust and the Greenwall Foundation and Meet the Composer among others. Uchizono’s work is characterized by its numerous collaborative projects including collaborations with Visual Artist David Hammons and Composers “Butch” Morris, James Lo and Guy Yarden. Uchizono’s interest in original and live music for performance is evidenced by her collaborations with composers and her former role as co-director and -curator of “Bread to the Bone”, a live music/dance series at The Knitting Factory in New York. In 2004, Uchizono was the choreographer for The Long Christmas Ride Home, a play by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paula Vogel, for the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT and has created a work for Mikhail Barysnikov, commissioned by Baryshnikov Dance Foundation. An active member of the dance community, Uchizono is a member of the Artist Advisory Board at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, where she was the founding member and served as the first Chair