Bhumi B. Patel

Bhumi B Patel directs pateldanceworks and is a queer, desi, home-seeker, science fiction choreographer, movement artist, and writer (she/they). In its purest form, she creates performance works as a love letter to her ancestors. Patel seeks to create movement at the intersection of embodied research and generating new futures, using improvisational practice for voice and body as a pursuit for liberation. Bhumi is a 2022-2023 Dance/USA Fellow and a 2023 YBCA 100 Honoree. She is a PhD candidate at Ohio State University, presents her research across the US on queer decoloniality and improvisation, and creates site specific work as a way of tracing the deeply woven connections in which we live–past, present, future–to build communities of nourishment and care.

Feb 02, 2024
Curation as Care

Apr 13, 2022

Jan 13, 2022

Apr 05, 2021
slow, sticky, sustainable

Jan 19, 2021
I Wonder if My Neighbors Can Hear Me Singing

Mar 01, 2020
The Draw(back) of Awarding Achievement