Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance

George Sanchez

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – performance
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2005, 2020

George Emilio Sanchez is a writer, performer, and director. His most recent solo work, Buried Up To My Neck While Thinking Outside The Box, has been performed at Dixon Place, La MaMa, and Wheaton College. He also worked with long-time collaborator Patricia Hoffbauer for her performance piece, PARA-DICE. Their collaboration, The Architecture of Seeing-REMIX, was last presented at La MaMa in 2006. His first solo performance, Chief Half-Breed in the Land of In-Between, was commissioned and premiered at Dance Theater Workshop and was also part of Mo’ Madness curated by George C. Wolfe at The Public Theater. His second solo performance piece, LATINDIO, also premiered in New York City and both pieces have since been performed in over 20 states as well as in Puerto Rico and Peru. Most recently he has worked with other artists such as Marian Abramovic in her MoMA exhibit, "The Artist in Present," as well as, Meg Stuart at Performa ’09. As an artistic associate under JoAnne Akalaitis he created the Latino Lab at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater. He has garnered two New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships for Performance Art/Emergent Forms and was a Fulbright Scholar.

While at The MacDowell in 2020 he researched and worked on writing his next solo work titled, In the Court of the Conqueror as part II of Performing the Constitution. This new work explores the 200-year old history of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that have diluted the Tribal Sovereignty of Native Nations. As he did in XIV, this new performance piece melds autobiographical content with historical references to create a multi-generational performance narrative whose landscape travels across North and South America.

Studios

Firth

George Sanchez worked in the Firth studio.

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