Kayla Hamilton Artist Talk

Mar 23, 2023

03:30 PM - 05:00 PM

538 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA 52240

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This is a headshot of Kayla Hamilton, who is a dark brown-skinned Black woman. She is posing in front of a blurred brick wall. She is wearing a long sleeve black & white striped shirt. She has light makeup and her gaze is towards us.

The Department of Dance is pleased to welcome artist Kayla Hamilton for a week of movement and dialogue. Kayla is a performance maker, dancer, educator, cultural consultant, and the artistic director of K. Hamilton Projects. A 2023-2025 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, her past performance work has been presented at the Whitney Museum, Gibney, Performance Space New York, New York Live Arts, Abrons Arts Center, and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD). 

Kayla has developed ‘Crip Movement Lab’—a pedagogical framework centering cross-Disability accessible movement practices that are open to everybody. She has taught dance at Sarah Lawrence College, Amherst College, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Utah, and Texas Improv Festival. 

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