Conversation with Sharon Mansur

October 11, 2017

In this, the second episode of act/re/act, I have a conversation with long-time collaborator and friend Sharon Mansur. We discuss a range of subjects from why and when Sharon started exploring dance/movement improvisation as a performance form, to our collaborations, and her current projects. It was a wonderful conversation I'm sure you'll love!

Find out more about Sharon Mansur here: http://www.mansurdance.com

Find out more about me here: http://www.danielburkholdertheplayground.org

Find out more about the podcast here: https://actreact.podbean.com

NOTE: This interview was recorded before Sharon's recent project, Dreaming Under A Cedar Tree, and my intention was to release it before or during that project. Unfortunately that did not happen - consequently we talk about the project in the future tense, when, in fact, it is not in the past. You can find more information about it, as well as a short video, at https://www.outpostwinona.org/portfolio/cedar-tree/

 

Sharon's bio: 

Sharon Mansur is a Winona, MN based contemporary dance and visual artist, movement architect, experimentalist, educator, curator, mover and shaker. Originally from Boston, MA, Sharon’s creative practice and research integrates improvisational techniques, somatic (body/mind) practices, and interdisciplinary collaborative approaches. She has a keen interest in site responsive art, weaving the visual and visceral, body and space, internal and external landscapes. She is also committed to dance as a transformational and healing catalyst for individuals and communities. 

Her performance projects as well as dance films have been presented throughout the United States and abroad. During 2017 she's been awarded a Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council Established Artist grant, presented at the Inverse Performance Art Festival in Arkansas, and selected for a Springboard for the Arts- Hinge Arts Residency in Fergus Falls, MN. She has taught as a full-time dance faculty member at Winona State University and the University of Maryland-College Park, and recently as a guest dance artist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Luther College. Sharon is also a therapeutic bodyworker at Infinity Chiropractic Wellness Center. 

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