Angharad Davies makes New Dance works that embrace emotionality and blur the line between the sincere and the synthetic.
To create her dances, she collaborates with professional and non-professional performers, and develops material using a diverse set of sources including movement, improvisational scores, text, video, and music. She is pro-narrative, influenced by the fragmentation of collage and mash-ups, and captivated by the hard jump cuts of film, television, and comic book art. While her choreographic experiments often produce poignant and humorous results, her objective is to create something new, something that mines the vibrant scope of contemporary human behavior and interaction.
Angharad’s choreography has been presented at venues throughout the U.S. and Germany, including Danspace Project and West End Theatre (NYC); Ballhaus Naunynstrasse and Radialsystem (Berlin); Bryant Lake Bowl, Patrick’s Cabaret, Ritz Theater, Ted Mann Concert Hall, and the Walker Art Center (MPLS); the Cleveland Museum of Art (OH); ODC (San Francisco); and Yale Repertory Theatre.
Angharad has also choreographed several opera, musical, and theater productions, including Robert Aldridge’s Parables — an interfaith oratorio; Brecht/Weill’s The Three-Penny Opera; Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Andrew Hinderaker’s Colossal; Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas; Ayhan Sönmez’s Woher-Wohin?; and the world premiere of Charise Castro Smith’s El Huracán.
As a performer, she has worked with numerous directors and companies, including Ivy Baldwin Dance, Drastic Action, and Gibney Dance (NYC); Hanna Hegenscheidt (Berlin); Mariano Pensotti (Buenos Aires/Berlin); Andrea Schlehwein’s Netzwerk AKS (Austria); Megan Mayer, SuperGroup, Laurie Van Wieren, and Chris Yon (MPLS). She has taught at several universities and arts institutions, including Yale, Princeton, Berlin’s Staatlicheballettschule, and Sasha Waltz & Guests and was on faculty at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists and the University of Minnesota. Current teaching includes faculty appointments at The Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury Connecticut.