Meet the Artist: ShaLeigh Comerford

September 2, 2013 § 2 Comments

Shaleigh Comerford

Photo by Steve Clarke

Artist: ShaLeigh Comerford

Company: ShaLeigh Dance Works

NC Connection: Durham, NC

ShaLeigh Dance Works is a dance-theatre company dedicated to creating socially conscious works. Individually unique performers and renowned collaborators including dancers, actors, writers, musicians and dance-makers constitute this family of artists who are unequivocally dedicated to expanding the craft of performance as an art form. Led by choreographer and visual artist ShaLeigh Comerford, the intimate ensemble ranging from 3 to 7 performers has toured its growing repertoire in several cities along the East Coast as well as internationally. Comerford’s work has been described as dance theatre with a powerful and inventive physical language. The repertoire builds on an intense collaboration with the performers and explores the personal, political, and poetic landscape of social paradigms.

ShaLeigh’s NCDF work, Dedicated to [  ] because of [  ] (and vice versa) is a multilayered dance theatre experience that references political and pop culture icons. She collaborated with actor and playwright Richard Kirkwood to create the humorous and riveting work that incorporates both dance and text.

Tune in Wednesday September 4 as Shaleigh Comerford and Richard Kirkwood discuss in further detail the choreographic process behind Dedicated to [ ] because of [ ] (and vice versa)!


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