Ligia Lewis

Ligia Lewis (b. 1983, Santo, Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a choreographer based in Berlin, Germany, and Los Angeles, USA. Lewis’ work gives form to movements, speech, affects, thoughts, relations, utterances and the bodies that hold them. Her works slide between the familiar and the unfamiliar, held together by the logics of interdependence, disorder and play. In considering the social inscriptions of the body, her work materialises the enigmatic, the poetic and the dissonant. Lewis is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants Award (2018); a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production (2017); and a Factory Artist residency at tanzhaus nrw (2017-19). Lewis’ stage works are currently managed and produced in part by HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theater, Germany, a collaboration which began in 2017.