SCDT 2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
Tyler Rai is an improvisor, dancer, and collaborative artist currently based in Amherst, Massachusetts (Nipmuck/Pocumtuc territory). She creates performances to dialogue with the more-than-human; including rivers, mountains, and the ghosts of melting glaciers. She has performed in the works of K.J.Holmes, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Bouchra Ouizguen, Athena Kokoronis/Domestic Performance Agency, Mina Nishimura, and is the instigator of the temporal collective, Hungry Mothers. Her works have been performed in fields, abandoned cabins, river-edges, aboard SWALE - a barge and floating food-forest in Sunset Park, and most recently at Judson Memorial Church (NYC). She has been an artist-in-residence at The Domestic Performance Agency, Earthdance, RedHorse Studios, The Sable Project and has guest taught at Middlebury College and UMASS Amherst. She received her BA from Bennington College and is a certified Tamalpa Life/Art Practitioner.
Photo by Dylan McLaughlin.