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  • Profile:

    Kayvon Pourazar is of Persian origin, and was raised in Iran, Turkey and England. He graduated with a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase in May 2000. He has performed in the works of John Jasperse Company, Doug Varone and Dancers, Yasuko Yokoshi, Jennifer Monson, Juliana May, Juliette Mapp, Donna Uchizono Company, Beth Gill, Levi Gonzalez, K.J. Holmes, Gwen Welliver, Jodi Melnick, Wil Swanson, Gabriel Masson and in The Metropolitan Opera productions of Les Troyens and Le Sacre du Printemps. Pourazar's own work has been shown in New York City at The Kitchen (Dance & Process), P.S. 122 (Hothouse), The Cunningham Studios, Roulette, Center for Performance Research, Catch, AUNTS, Dixon Place, Sacramento State University and the University of Vermont. In 2010 he received a New York Dance & Performance "Bessie" Award for Performance. He has been a guest artist teacher at Bennington College, The New School, University of Nebraska, University of Vermont, University of Maryland and Sacramento State University. He is currently dancing in the works of Juliana May, Juliette Mapp, Melinda Ring and Levi Gonzalez.

    Degrees Held:

    B.F.A. in Dance - State University of New York; Purchase, NY (1996­-2000)

    A­ Level and BTEC in Dance - British Record Industry Trust School of Performing Arts and Technology; London,England (1993­-1995)

    GCSE in Dance - British Record Industry Trust School of Performing Arts and Technology; London, England (1991-­1993)

    Professional Affiliations:

    Currently performing and collaborating in the works of Juliana May, Juliette Mapp, Melinda Ring and Levi Gonzalez.

    Performances And Appearances:

    Selected Performances

    *Premieres listed only

    Levi Gonzalez - Involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following works:

    Craft of the Father – Chocolate Factory; Long Island City, NY (April 23-26, 2014)

    Clusterfuck - Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (March 28-31, 2007)

    Beth Gill - Involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following works:

    New Work for the Desert – New York Live Arts; New York, NY (March 19-22, 2014)

    Eleanor & Eleanor – Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (Nov 28-Dec 1, 2007)

    Untitled – Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (Dec 14-15, 2006)

    wounded giant – The Kitchen; New York, NY (Sept 29-30, 2005)

    Gwen Welliver - Involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following works:

    Beasts and Plots – New York Live Arts; New York, NY (April 3-6, 2013)

    Glen, Girl, Gallery – Center for Performance Research; Brooklyn, NY (Mar 31-Apr 2, 2011)

    Portraits 1-3 – Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (Jan 28-29, 2010)

    THE WALK – Judson Church; New York, NY (Jan 5, 2003)

    ROSE Judson Church; New York, NY (Jan 5, 2003)

     A ROOM – Dance Theater Lab: SUNY Purchase, NY (Feb 25-26, 2000)

    Juliana May/MAYDANCE - Involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following work:

    Commentary = not thing – New York Live Arts; New York, NY (Feb 20-23, 2013)

    Jodi Melnick -I was involved in the performance of the following works:

    Solo, (Re)Deluxe Version – New York City Center, New York, NY (October 4-6, 2012)

    Juliette Mapp - Involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following work:

    The Making of Americans - Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (Apr 13-16, 2011)

    Yasuko Yokoshi - Involved in the collaboration, creation and touring of the following work:

    Tyler, Tyler - Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (Mar 17-20, 2010)

    John Jasperse Company - Involved in the collaboration, creation and touring of the following works:

    Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking and Flat-out Lies - Festpielhaus Hellerau; Dresden, Germany  (Sep 2-5, 2009)

    Misuse liable to prosecution – On The Boards; Seattle, WA (Oct 18-20, 2007)

    Jennifer Monson/BIRDBRAINDANCE - I was involved in the performance of the following works:

    Ridgewood Reservoir/iMAP – Ridgewood Reservoir; Queens, NY (Jun 23, 2007)

    24 hour migration – Movement Research Improv Festival; New York, NY (Nov 28, 2005)

    Flight of Mind – Dance Theater Workshop; New York, NY (Sep 20-24, 2005)

    Donna Uchizono Company -Involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following works:

    Moving Liszt – Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts; Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (Jun 29-Jul 1 2006)

    Butterflies from my Hand – Part 1 – The Joyce Theater; New York, NY (Jan 3-9, 2003)

    Marissa Perel -I was involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following work:

    Burden – Chocolate Factory Theater; Long Island City, NY (April 14-16, 2006)

    Doug Varone and Dancers -I was involved in the collaboration, creation, and touring of the following works:

    Deconstructing English – Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; College Park, MA (Oct 19-31, 2004)

    Barber of Seville – Opera Colorado; Boettcher Hall; Denver, CO (Apr 24-May 6, 2004)

    Castles – The Joyce Theater; New York, NY (Feb 3-8, 2004)

    Of the Earth Far Below – Symphony Space; New York, NY (June 5-7, 2003)

    K.J. Holmes - I was involved in the collaboration, creation and performance of the following work:

    Salvage – St. Mark’s Church; New York, NY (Jan 22-25, 2004)

    The Metropolitan Opera

    Le Sacre du Printemps – choreographed by Doug Varone; New York, NY  (Oct 4-23, 2003; Feb 18-21, 2004)

    Les Troyens – choreographed by Doug Varone; New York, NY (Feb 10-Mar 27, 2003)

    Wil Swanson/DANCEWORKS -I was involved in the collaboration, creation, and touring of the following work:

    Naked Singularities – The Duke on 42nd Street, New York, NY (Mar 13-17, 2002)

    Gabriel Masson Dance -I was involved in the collaboration, creation, and performance of the following work:

    Death: Dance – Merce Cunningham Studios; New York, NY (Mar 16-18, 2000)

    Love: Story – Merce Cunningham Studios; New York, NY (Mar 16-18, 2000) 

    Malashock Dance and Company

    Aida – San Diego Opera; San Diego, CA (Apr 27-May 8 1996)

     

    Choreography

     

    trouble trouble- duet which premiered at Dixon Place; New York, NY (Feb 4, 2015)

    subsequently performed at Roulette; Brooklyn, NY (Feb 13, 2015)

    All of this physical information is stored in my bodytrio which premiered at The Kitchen; 

    New York, NY (Dec 18-19, 2010)

    Untitled solo which premiered at Center for Performance Research; Brooklyn NY (Mar 8, 2008)

    Untitledsolo which premiered at Dixon Place; New York, NY (Nov 29, 2005)

    Tied Titan - group work set on California State University, Sacramento Students at Shasta Hall,     

    Sacramento, CA (Dec 8-11, 2005)

    Untitledsite-specific work created on Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Workshop students at 

    SUNY Purchase; Purchase, NY on June 25, 2005

    Untitled – solo improvisation shown at Hothouse, P.S. 122; New York, NY (April 17, 2005)

    Untitled duet which premiered at the Dance Theater Lab, SUNY Purchase, Purchase NY (June 27, 2003)

    Point, Commonpoint  – duet which premiered at the Merce Cunningham Studios; New York, NY 

    (Mar 29-30, 2002)

    Impssolo improvisation shown at The Cunningham Studios; New York, NY (Mar 29-30, 2002)

    Verse Reversedtrio which premiered at The Cunningham Studios; New York, NY (Mar 29-30, 2002)

    Awards And Honors:

    2010 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award

    1999 State University of New York, Purchase - Nancy Jo Abeles Scholarship

    1998 State University of New York, Purchase - Nancy Jo Abeles Scholarship

    1996 State University of New York, Purchase - Nancy Jo Abeles Scholarship

    Royal Academy of Dancing, London, England – Elementary Certificate

    Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London, England – ISTD Honors

    Current Courses:

    Intro Modern Dance Prac

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