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Jennifer Kayle

Jennifer Kayle is associate professor at the University of Iowa, and an independent choreographer, dancer, and improviser. In 2013, Kayle was an invited artist for the Dance-Art-Exchange "New Territory/Cuerpo de Danza" in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  In 2011, she created commissioned work for University of Utah, and 37 por las Tablas, a Movement/Theatre Company in Santiago, R.D.  In 2010, Kayle co-created “Virtually Yours,” a meditation on the poetry and politics of crossing the border, presented at Highways, Los Angeles, and El Centro Leon in Santiago, Dominican Republic.  She also continued her collaboration with composer Burton Beerman, presenting work at Symphony Space, NYC, and in Ohio at the 31st International New Music Festival.  In 2009, she performed with Katherine at The Body/Word Festival in St. Petersburg Russia, and in 2008, premiered works in Chicago, Colorado, and in her first Joyce SoHo season in New York City.  Other venues include the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Jacob’s Pillow’s “Inside/Out,” Big Range Dance Festival (Tex.), venues in Russia, Finland, Puerto Plata, D.R., and in the repertories of companies such as New ARTiculations (Tucson) and The Dance COLEctive (Chicago). Recent teaching adventures include Hubbard Street Summer Dance Intensive 2012, Bates Dance Festival/Young Dancers Workshop 2009, co-creating an interdisciplinary improvisation course for dancers, musicians, and actors at U.Iowa, and co-teaching with Lisa at Links Hall, Chicago, and the Fort Wayne Dance Collective in Indiana. Jennifer is grateful to all her mentors, and also to continue her main improvisational research with The Architects, including designer Kathy Couch.

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