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Lucy Kerr


Lucy Kerr is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, filmmaker, performance and installation artist, and writer. Kerr was born in Houston, Texas in 1990.  She attended Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.A. in Dance from The University of Texas at Austin and was the grand prize winner of the 2014 Co-op / George H. Mitchell Awards for Academic Excellence for her undergraduate thesis: Recognizing Possibility: Intersections of Disability, Contemporary Dance, and Social Philosophy. Kerr creates films and performances inspired by the dissonance between reality, memory, and imagination. She often combines film and performance mediums in the same moment as a way to embody the many simultaneous and contrasting dynamics of personal experience. Kerr was selected as a 2014-2016 Fellow at LEIMAY in Brooklyn, NY. Her film, performance, and installation projects have been presented by The Brooklyn Museum, The Chimney NYC, Cucalorus Film Festival, Dance Films Association, Mono No Aware, The Center for Performance Research, the San Francisco Dance Film Festival, Co-Lab Projects (Austin, TX), Triskelion Arts, IDIO Gallery, The 2016 BEAT Festival, LEIMAY, Frontera Fest 2014, and The 2013 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op. Her next upcoming project will be an evening-length program of her film and performance projects at MATCH in Houston in February 2017. Kerr was the main writer for LEIMAY’s publication accompanying the production of ‘borders’ (2016) at BAM. Her own writing, merging philosophy and film and performance theory has been used as coursework at UCLA. When she is not working on her projects, Kerr trains and performs with LEIMAY in their extended ensemble.