Hultman, Irene

Hultman, Irene

Irene Hultman
Professional Dance degree from Ballet Akademien, (part of Stockholm’s University)

Iréne Hultman born in Sweden and based in New York City. From 1983-1988, Hultman was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company where she also worked as rehearsal director 2006-2009. She was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance 1988 – 2001, touring nationally and internationally. She has choreographed  several opera productions and received a number of choreographic commissions. Ms. Hultman is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Choreography and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Award amongst others. Hultman is the co-founder of Järna-Brooklyn, a Swedish-American cultural entity that encourages artistic experimentation and a founding member of the multi-media collective "Fire Work" in Stockholm.
Courses Taught:
Dance Theater at Yale University
Dance Fundamentals in Contemporary Dance Technique at Sara Lawrence College
Contemporary Dance Technique as Visiting Artist in Dance at Wesleyan University
Advanced Contemporary Dance technique as Guest Teacher at SUNY Purchase
Workshop in improvisation and exploration with Ballet de Lorrain in Nancy, France

Research Interests:
  • Experimental Dance and Theater
  • Cultural discourse/Popular Culture Art
  • Time-based Art
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Body as the mind
  • Energetic Body Pathways
  • Eastern Philosophy and Body Practice
Professional Affiliations:
Director of American Visionaries of the Wanås Foundation.
Director of UnTamed – production and consultation in the Performing Arts.
Advisor to Liz Gerring Dance Company.
Board member of Artist Advisory Board at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church.
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
Lecture at Close Encounter Conference – Contemporary Dance Didactics; Explorations in Theory and Practice, University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden

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