Heather Kravas

Performing Arts, 2016

Heather Kravas is a choreographer and performing artist. Since 1995, she has investigated choreographic, improvisation and collaborative practices in contemporary dance to explore the limits of choreography as a form and her abilities as an artist. She is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award and a 2014 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award. She has received support from the MAP Foundation, the NPN, King County 4Culture, PACT/Zollverein, CCNFC Belfort, f.u.s.e.d., the Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, The Yard and the Seattle Arts Commission. In 2011, Kravas’s The Green Surround, a rumination on the failings and practice of perfection, was named one of ArtForum’s Top Ten choreographic works of the year. Kravas has collaborated and performed with many artists, significantly, DD Dorvillier, Dayna Hanson, Okkyung Lee and Antonija Livingtone.  Combining recognizable traditions, pedestrian tasks and image-guided kinesthetics, she works to discover the underlying historic and social structures of dancing forms to examine the form itself.