Levi Gonzalez

Credits: Counterfeit Scenario photo by Ian Douglas

Levi Gonzalez is a NYC based dance and performance artist living and working in the city for the past 14 years. Regarding his most recent work at The Kitchen, Claudia La Rocco wrote in the NY Times "Mr. Gonzalez, who has a long and impressive history as a dancer in other people's work…[teases] out all sorts of interesting questions. But where 'Counterfeit Scenario' really sings is at the level of the heart." His work has also been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Movement Research, Dixon Place, PS1, Thirdbird Philadelphia, and internationally in Denmark, Romania and Taiwan. He was a 2010-12 BAX Artist in Residence, a 2003-04 Movement Research Artist in Residence, and has received numerous space grants and residencies, both locally and internationally, for his work over the years, as well as a commission to create a new work on students at George Washington University in 2008. He was a 2006 Choreography Fellow at New York Foundation for the Arts. He has an extensive collaborative relationship with luciana achugar, having created five works together over the past 15 years. As a performer, he has worked extensively with Donna Uchizono Company, John Jasperse Company, Juliette Mapp, ChameckiLerner, Daria Faïn, and Michael Laub's Remote Control Productions in Europe. He was a founding editor of Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research. He currently serves as Director of Artist Programs for Movement Research. He is also artistic advisor for New York Live Art's Fresh Tracks Residency Program, a position he helped institute and develop over the past seven years. He teaches technique and composition regularly for Movement Research, and also teaches nationally and internationally.