Leslie Cuyjet Movement Research Fall Festival 2016

Writing and Embodied Creativity

A Talk with 2023 Marcus Artist-in-Residence, Choreographer Leslie Cuyjet

Join us for a conversation with Brooklyn-based choreographer Leslie Cuyjet, this year's Marcus Guest Artist in Residence in the Dance Program of the Performing Arts Department, in which she will discuss the importance of writing to her creative process. Called "a potent choreographic voice" by the New York Times, Ms. Cuyjet is the recipient of a 2019 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for her sustained achievement as Outstanding Performer and a 2022 award for Outstanding Choreographer/Creator. According to Cuyjet, her choreography "aims to conjure life-long questions of identity, confuse and disrupt traditional narratives, and demonstrate the angsty, explosive, sensitive, pioneering excellence of the Black woman."


The Marcus Residency is made possible by a fund established by the late Dr. Morris D. Marcus in memory of his wife Margaret.


This talk is co-Sponsored by the Marcus Family, the Performing Arts Department, Center for Literary Arts, and Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity.