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Emily Gastineau is an independent artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working in and beyond the fields of dance, performance, and criticism. Her work is positioned on the cusp of our current cultural moment, forging new compositional methods with each piece. She uses a deep research process to make solo performance pieces, large group dances, and long-duration performance art, looking toward the expansion of each of these forms. Common points of investigation include labor, stillness, language, intimacy, spectatorship, objects, institutions, indeterminacy, economies, participation, and the future. Her choreography has been presented at Studio 206, the Tek Box in the Cowles Center, 9×22 Dance Lab and other shows at Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater, Art of This Gallery, 1419, Patrick’s Cabaret, Fallout Arts Center, the Dance Film Project at Intermedia Arts, and dining rooms across the Twin Cities. As a performer, Emily has worked with April Sellers, Non Edwards, David Gordon, Emily Johnson, Mad King Thomas, and Samantha Johns. She has collaborated with poet Sarah Welch and installation artist Leslie Kelman. In addition to her performance work, she does arts administration and edits the dance community newsletter for DanceMN. She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia, and originally moved to Minnesota to attend Macalester College, where she graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Dance.