Director Biography – Sasha Chudacoff (MINE)

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Sasha Chudacoff has spent her life training in many dance/movement disciplines and approaches. As a community based, multidisciplinary dance artist, she explores body and land through dance, film and photography. Sasha finds inspiration in physical images, touch, somatic dance practices, Butoh, and the spirit of place. Integrating dance practices for all bodies has been a focus within her career in dance education and performance. As a culturally competent dance educator and artist, Sasha seeks and explores the larger social inequalities and privileges that shape the human experience and the natural world. As a lifelong practice, she is dedicated to exploring own personal biases and how they influence perceptions of social and environmental inequalities. Sasha is an MFA candidate in Interdisciplinary Arts and Education at Goddard College. A transplant from the Bay area to Colorado, she is currently a teaching artist at the Crested Butte School of Dance and Crested Butte Dance Collective.

Director Statement

My work explores the theater of life, the natural world, beauty and the dance of darkness. Of Russian, Jewish heritage, I am committed to being a multicultural advocate and arts activist. Using art as a tool for social change, creative inquiry and problem solving inspires me. Currently, I make culturally relevant and environmental dance works in my rural community in CO. For over a decade, my fascination and research has been with the body and the land through dance, photography and film. Through community- based dance projects and dance education, I investigate ideas in navigating meaning, creative inquiry, complexities, paradox, environmental activism and social justice.

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