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Reuse: City as Canvas

Jade Doskow, Photographer-in-Residence of Freshkills Park, NYC, is joined in conversation by choreographer Kathy Westwater, former Freshkills Park Artist-in-Residence, NYC Department of Sanitation Archivist and records manager, Maggie Lee, and Dennis Diggins, former NYC Department of Sanitation First Deputy Commissioner, for a conversation centered on how artists engage and document undervalued and reclaimed city land. Special remarks will be played from Mierle Laderman Ukeles. 


Wednesday, April 17

6:30-8 PM

International Center of Photography

79 Essex Street

New York, NY


online or in-person

for more info and tickets



Taking two everyday forms of movement, we will allow these forms to disorganize within, and be disorganizing of, our bodies. The sensations that arise within this body matrix range from chaotic to cathartic, and from disorienting to freeing. As the workshop unfolds we will shift attention among sensation, function, and form, delving deeper into the creative potential found within experiential states of disorder. 


Feb 3

Mar 2

Apr 6

May 4

Jun 1


in-person @

New York Live Arts

219 W 19th Str, NYC

$20-30 sliding scale

work exchange available

to register


online release 

Following the live premieres in 2022, the performance videos of PARK Cycle 2: Moundscapes, Wanderings, and Collapsing Duets at Gibney Center, Fresh Kills Landfill, and Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, respectively, are available online 

Dec 2023 through

Dec 2024

for video links


performance premiere

Revolver + Choreomaniacs

Chocolate Factory Theater 

Long Island City, NYC

Apr 20-29, 2023

creative residency

Revolver + Choreomaniacs

Chocolate Factory Theater 

Long Island City, NYC

Apr 10-19, 2023

performance premiere

PARK: Moundscapes

Gibney Center, NYC

Dec 8, 9 & 10, 2022



PARK: Ephemera

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Staten Island, NYC

Aug 20-Dec 31, 2022


cultural exchange

USA-Balkan Exchange: Practice and Discourse Sharing Laboratory 

Movement Research and Chocolate Factory Theater 

Sofia, Bulgaria; Skopje, North Macedonia; & Belgrade, Serbia

Oct 17-31, 2022

performance premiere

PARK: Wanderings

Fresh Kills Landfill

presented by Freshkills Park, NYC Parks Department

Nov 5, 2022


Material Making Choreography Workshop

Newhouse Center

Oct 8, 2-4pm

register here



PARK Cycle 2

Arts Center @ Governors Island

Lower Manhattan Cultural Center

Jun 24-Aug 26, 2022


Eco-Monsters and Somatic Take-overs

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Sep 16-19, 2021

college workshop

Guest teaching, Prof. Clare Croft's Dancing Women/Dancing Queer class

University of Michigan 

Sep 16, 2021

performance installation premiere

Untitled Solo PARK Cycle 2 

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art

Staten Island, NYC

Aug 7, 2021

creative residency

work in development


Saratoga Springs, NY

May 4-28, 2021

creative residency

PARK Cycle 2

CUNY Dance Initiative @

Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Staten Island, NYC

March 22-April 30, 2021

community workshop 

PARK Cycle 2 

Staten Island Urban Center

Staten Island, NYC

April 11, 2021

college workshop 

PARK Cycle 2 

College of Staten Island

Staten Island, NYC

April 12, 2021

online workshop


Gibney, NYC

January 30, 2021


performance reprisal

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part 
Live Artery Series
New York Live Arts, NYC
January 11, 2020

performance premiere

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part

New York Live Arts, NYC

February 14-16, 2019

creative residency

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part

Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography

Tallahassee, FL

January 21-February 3, 2019

community residency with workshop and showing

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part 

Southern Echo

Jackson, MS

January 18-21, 2019

production residency

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part

Lumberyard Center for Film and the Performing Arts

Catskill, NY

December 2018

creative residency

Rambler, Worlds Worlds A Part

Petronio Residency Center

Athens, NY

August 2018

photo Ian Douglas

dancer Rainy White in

Kathy Westwater's Extemporaneousness (2017)


A dancer appears in a dance studio, ballet bar afixed to the wall behind her. Her eyes appear closed and her head is thrown back. One arm is lifted slightly in front, elbow bent. She lightly steps across one foot with the other. 

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