Judith Sanchez-Ruiz
Born in Havana, Cuba, Judith Sanchez-Ruiz joined Danza Abierta Company, the major exponent of Cuban avant-garde dance with whom she toured extensively, teaching and performing in Latin America (1991-96). The choreographic works she has created and performed since that time include On Walcott, which was based on poetry by Caribbean-born Nobel Prize laureate Derek Walcott and featured the musical direction of Henry Threadgill at Aaron Davis Hall in 2001. Her work has been has presented in Cuba, Argentina, Spain, and the US. In New York her work has been shown at P.S. 122, Movement Research at Judson Church, P.S.1 (MoMA), Joyce SoHo, Aaron Davis Hall, The Kitchen, Queens Museum of Arts, New School University, Danspace Project St. Marks Church, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Sanchez Ruiz currently resides in New York City and has been a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company since 2006. She was recently awarded "Mujeres Destacadas 2008" by El diario, a Spanish-language newspaper in New York.
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