Remi Harris is a Barbados born and Brooklyn bred multidisciplinary movement artist and performance curator exploring the intersectionality between dance, new media and black female representation.
Her work manifests in forms of movement improvisation, choreography, site specific work, movement for video, installations, performance, XR, and art programming. Her projects have been featured at Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Danspace Project, Teatro La Tea, Triskelion Arts, The Mark O'Donnell Theater, The Brick Theater, Thalian Hall, among others. Her video and virtual reality work have been presented as part of the Spark Dance Film Festival, Triskelion Dance Film Festival, and the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington N.C.
Past curatorial work include the Adaptable Apple series (a multidisciplinary series with visual artist Michelle Golden) and the 2019 Dance NYC Symposium along with Stephanie Acosta. She advocates for dance equity as a member of several art collectives such as the Artists of Color Council under Movement Research and as a creative consultant, she's project managed Katie Workum Dances’ latest project Anna, Darrin, David, Eleanor, jess, Katie, Leslie & Weena: The Door’s Unlocked in February 2020.
She is currently the Programs Manager at CPR-Center for Performance Research. She is a Hofstra University alum graduating with a BA in Dance where she was on scholarship.
The Civic Social by Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris
On September 2, Corning Civic Center Plaza, in the heart of Corning, NY will be reimagined as a social dance hub by NYC-based choreographers Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris. Part performance, part pop-up community dance party, The Civic Social will bring together 14 local artists along with their creative team, dance artist Martita Abril and DJ Krunk Pony.
The Civic Social will design and activate the underused Corning Civic Center Plaza through structured improvisation and set material, including a line dance specifically created for Corning. With an ethos of “come as you are”, this dance installation reflects a shared value system of community, local pride, and individual expression. We are beginning an unprecedented transition; we are getting back together after being apart for so long. So let’s rediscover the joy of social dance!
Presented by American Dance Asylum in partnership with Lift Up: Art Without Walls. Funded by NYS DanceForce, a NYSCA partner.
Volumetric Performance Toolbox is the collaborative project of Valencia James, Glowbox, and Sorob Louie, which envisions live online 3D dance performance as a new way for artists to create and perform from their own living spaces and audiences to communally experience art using minimal equipment, during this time of the pandemic.
Part of Eyebeam’s Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future.