Window on the Work: Shavon Norris on March 1st, 4:30PM, Troy Dance Lab

Join us for a brief look at Shavon Norris’ current work, offered by the Swarthmore Project: Window on the Work on March 1st, 2011 in the Troy Dance Lab at 4:30PM.

Shavon Norris is an artist, educator and performer.  Originally from New York City, she received a BA from Manhattanville College where she majored in Biology and a Master of Fine Arts in dance from Temple University.  Shavon’s work has been presented at many venues and festivals on the East Coast. As a performer she has worked with a variety of artists including Swarthmore alums and professors, Jumatatu Poe and C. Kemal Nance.  Shavon teaches school age children to college students, locally and nationally.  Shavon’s artistic and educational philosophies are rooted in the desire to give herself, students, performers and audiences opportunities to deepen the understanding of self and the collective.  Shavon loves what she does.

Shavon was one of the Live Arts 8 and is also one of Philly’s most exciting up-and-coming choreographers, with a vision and process that reflects her inquisitive personality. Shavon is inspired by many different forms of dance as well as personal reflection, voyeurism, physical memory, recollection, and DNA.  Shavon is currently working on a project called The body in lines which offers a peek into dancers’ and choreographers’ ideas and relationships to bloodlines, the mirror and labels.