ELISE KNUDSON is a body/time based artist based on the move between New York City and Beacon, NY. She has choreographed over thirty dances for stages large and small around the world. These dances tell a story of moving from abstract form towards relational process, always within a framework of making sense out of chaos. She founded NEXToNow, modeled after The Impermanent Society of Philadelphia, to provide a monthly platform for the practice of performing interdisciplinary improvisation. She is currently interested in the fluidity between preordained and instantaneous choreography.
Elise has had the pleasure of participating in improvised performances with Chris Aiken&Angie Hauser, Nancy Stark Smith, Eun Jung Choi, Minna Karttunen, Bradley Teal Ellis and many other wonderful people. She has also enjoyed performing choreography with various Artists in New York and beyond including Christopher Williams, Jenni Hong, Kiori Kawai/Purring Tiger, Risa Jaroslow, Luke Gutgsell, Jody Oberfelder and Koosil-ja/DANCE KUMIKO, and most recently, David Appel.