Hallie Chametzky and Sarah Nguyen

Hallie Chametzky (she/her) is a performer, choreographer, writer, and archivist gratefully residing in East Harlem, New York City. Her choreographic work unites movement and text in dance theater events that often feature archival audio, images, and research sources.Her work seeks to interrogate societal ideas of historical and contemporary womanhood and embraces Jewish themes and the activism and leftist politics which are central to her Jewishness. Hallie is currently a Fellow at the Performance Project at University Settlement. Her recent work has been shown by transvisions, Undiscovered Countries, The Craft, and 7Midnights Physical Research. In addition to her dance practice, Hallie's poems have been published by Gigantic Sequins, Indolent Books, and Z Publishing House, and her writings on dance have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Contact Quarterly, Dance Magazine, and Dancegeist Magazine. She has held roles in dance archiving at the Library of Congress, Jacob’s Pillow, and Dance/USA. Sarah Nguyen (she/they) is an information researcher and movement practitioner, investigating the ephemerality of dance, the processes and ethics of preservation and representation, misinformation crises among diasporic communities, and privacy of sensitive data. In collaborations with experimental video and audio artists, they use archival records, oral histories, and analog and digital technologies to reimagine memories of trauma. Previously, Sarah contributed to programs that advocate for openness and preservation of at-risk media: CUNY City Tech Open Education Resources, Preserve This Podcast, software reproducibility with NYU Bobst, and the Mark Morris Dance Group Archives. Her recent works have been presented at The Craft, 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival, the Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings Film Festival, and various technology conferences. Currently, Sarah is a PhD student at the University of Washington Information School, and Archives Fellow for Dance/USA and AXIS Dance Company.

Sep 24, 2021
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