Rebecca Davis’s work encompasses performance, installation and sculpture. She has been active in NYC’s dance community since 2000 as a choreographer, performer, curator and Feldenkrais practitioner. Rebecca is a current Resident Artist at HERE Art Center; she was a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence from 2010-2012. Her work has been supported by grants from the American Music Center, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (Emergency Grant), and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation.
Rebecca choreographed three works for visual artists Allora & Calzadilla: Body in Flight (Delta) and Body in Flight (American) for the United States Pavilion in the 54th Venice Biennale, and Revolving Door for the Manchester International Festival 12 Rooms Exhibition.
Davis was a Re-performer of Point of Contact in the Marina Abramovic retrospective: The Artist is Present at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010. She has had the great pleasure of teaching with Ms. Abramovic in many contexts since then. She danced for Kathy Westwater, Ursula Eagly, Deborah Hay, Juliette Mapp, and Steve Paxton.
Rebecca has been in residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Bogliasco Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop, Raketenstation Insel Hombroich, and The Field. Her work has been presented by The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, DiverseWorks, Chelsea Art Museum, HERE, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Movement Research at the Judson Church, The Old American Can Factory, P.S. 122, Performance Works Northwest, among others.
Rebecca established the Dance Forum series at the Brooklyn Museum, a program that advanced ties between the performing and visual arts, and served as its curator from 2001-2005. She received a Brooklyn Arts Exchange Passing-It-On Award in 2003 for her work on this program. She worked at Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2002-2010. Rebecca is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. She has a private practice where she helps individuals manage pain and become more comfortable in their bodies, and she is on faculty of Mark Morris Dance Center and Movement Research, where she teaches Awareness Through Movement.