Allison Costa (she/they) is a dancer, creative technologist, and multi-media artist based in New York City. Her interdisciplinary practice is process-focused and collaborative, as it embraces tenets of emergent strategy, glitch feminism, and the risk/recovery practice of improvisation. Allison is committed to using movement and technology as tools for critical inquiry with the hope of breaking down the gap between these two symbiotic fields to create with intention and impact.
Allison studied Dance and Computer Science at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne Australia, and participated in University of South Florida’s Dance in Paris Program. After graduating, she worked at the Barnard College Movement Lab as Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, where she was able to pursue her own creative research, culminating in the project “Time Enough,” as well as have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of artists including LaJuné McMillian, Nona Hendryx, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Cari Ann Shim Sham, Mimi Yin, Chisa Hidaka, and Norah Zuniga Shaw.
Allison has performed in residency programs with Performa 19, eˉlektron.art, and Ars Electronica and is Artist-in-Residence at the Movement Lab. As a freelance dancer, web designer, and artist she is always interested in exploring new pathways and partnerships for creative experimentation. Contact her︎︎︎
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“Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the worlds you cannot live within” -Ruha Benjamin