Founder/Artistic Director, Sarah Council Dance Projects
Sarah Council is a choreographer, teacher and the artistic director of Sarah Council Dance Projects (SCDP). SCDP is focused on contemporary dance investigation, creation and performance and works to share these experiences with others through presentations, workshops and residencies.
Council’s choreography ranges from intimate observations of daily life and relationships to wider focused explorations of pressing social justice issues. Her dances emerge from a collection of personal experiences, research and observations. Council’s movement plays with momentum, dynamic contrast and breath while maintaining a physical and emotional clarity that is detailed and precise. Her choreography is grounded in a visceral theatricality, producing dances that are thought provoking and emotionally transporting.
Council’s choreography has been presented in numerous venues in NYC including: The Green Building, The 92nd St. Y, The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Times Square Arts Center, The Flea Theater, The Secret Theater, The LABA Theater, The Riverside Theatre, Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Topaz Arts, Merce Cunningham Studio, Dance New Amsterdam, Gowanus Arts. Council’s work has also been presented at the following venues in Washington, DC, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina: Dance Place (DC), The Jack Guidone Theater (DC), Franklin Marshall University (PA),Glema Mahr Center for the Arts (KY), Jacksonville Episcopal School (FL), Meredith College (NC), Bennett College (NC)The Duke Energy Theater (NC) and Goodyear Arts (NC).
SCDP has received support from the Queens Council on the Arts, The Puffin Foundation and The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She was awarded the North Carolina Dance Alliance/ North Carolina Dance Festival New Works Award for her work, Dislocate.