Movements: A Response to The Leopard


Directed by D. Soyini Madison w/ Jennifer Ligaya, Gervais Marsh, Andreea Micu, Michell Miller, Danielle Ross, and Rachel Russell

Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

April 4, 2019, 6pm, FREE




Curated by Danielle Ross, with solo performances by Ross, Anna Martine Whitehead, and Pepe Alvarez Colon

Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL

June 27, 2019, FREE

It’s Less Like an Object and More Like the Weather: John Cage and Dance


Curated by Danielle Ross, Greg MacAyeal, and Jill Waycie

Deering Library (2nd floor exhibition space), Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

August 8-11, 2019

Part of the Dance Studies Association annual conference: https://dancestudiesassociation.org/conferences/dancing-in-common
It's Less Like an Object and More Like the Weather
highlights artist and composer John Cage’s prolific work with dance and choreographic practices. This exhibit features letters, photographs, scores, interviews, and more from Cage’s varied collaborations with choreographers beginning in the 1940s.  

It's Less Like an Object and More Like the Weather centers Northwestern University’s John Cage Collection, a rich archive of Cage’s work and personal memorabilia. This exhibit follows the personal and professional arc of John Cage’s work with Merce Cunningham, beginning with their initial works premiering at Bennington College in 1942. Additionally It's Less Like an Object and More Like the Weather displays Cage’s collaborations with choreographers including Pearl Primus, Jean Erdman, Bonnie Bird, and more. Finally, this exhibit incorporates documents telling the story of Cage’s own artistic approach to composition, including scores and writings on his practice.




By Andrew Schneider and alicia-ayo ohs

Lincoln Hall, Part of Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR

September 14 and 15, 2018


Alter Ego (in progress)


Research Project at Outerspace

1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago 60622

July 22nd, 2018

$10 Suggested Donation

Survival Dance: Choreographies of Resonance

Presentation of Research

Contra: Dance and Conflict (Dance Studies Association Conference)

University of Malta, Malta

July 7, 2018, 11 AM

Alter Ego (in progress)


In Motion: Performance and Unsettling Borders (Interdisciplinary Conference + Performance Festival) 

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

April 27-29, 2018

Information (updated schedule coming early April): https://sites.northwestern.edu/inmotion/ 

he moves like the ocean: a performance


By Amy Conway, Performed by Mike Barber, claire barrera, Danielle Ross, Doug Theriault, Stephanie Lavon Trotter, and Reed Wallsmith

Performance Works Northwest, Portland, OR

March 26th, 7:30 P, $10-20 sliding scale (Limited tickets remaining)

Tickets:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3354679