Conversations about Choreography and Healthcare
Nov 28, 2018 7:00 pm - Nov 28, 2018 9:00 pm

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Anna Marie Shoegren dancing in a field of dry grass

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Target Studio: Artist in Residence

Join artist in residence Anna Marie Shogren. along with Jean Wyman and Kristine Talley of the Center for Aging Science and Care Innovation in the School of Nursing, for an open conversation about the relationship between choreography and health care. This conversation is a culmination of their collaboration to study how choreographic knowledge can contribute to innovative treatment and improved geriatric care, and how the language of health care can inform new choreography.

This event is part of a collaboration between the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration and the UMN Medical School.


Anna Marie Shogren

About the Artist

Anna Marie Shogren is a dance artist connected to caregiving, social dance, and touch, researching this work most recently as an Art and Health Resident at the Weisman Art Museum, working in collaboration with the University of MN School of Nursing. 

Based in Brooklyn for many years and residing in Minneapolis, her dances and dance-based installations have been seen at WAM, the Art in Odd Places Festival, Northern Spark, Danspace, Movment Research at Judson Church, DNA, AUNTS, Catch!, Radical Recess, Dixon Place, Gowanus Ballroom, St. Cecilia’s Convent, Marin Headlands,Walker Art Center, SouthernTheater, Red EyeTheater, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento,Thomas Hunter Project Space at Hunter College, 594 Loft, Fowler Art Collective, and the Flux Factory. She has performed with the Emily Gastineau, Emilie Pitoiset, Body Cartography Project, Yanira Castro, Hijack, Morgan Thorson, Karen Sherman, Faye Driscoll, Laurie Van Wieren, Megan Byrne, Anat Shinar, and others. 

She has recently begun a Masters program in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. In 2010 she received a fellowship for a residency in Skagastrond, Iceland at the Nes Artist Residency. She was part of the Brooklyn based art collective, Non Solo from 2010-2013. She is invested in care work and health justice; working in senior care (PCA, CNA, therapy-based movement), as a caregiver to individuals with dementia, autism, and developmental delays, and a mother. She has also enjoyed writing on performance and art for, Conversations across the field of Dance Studies, Critical Correspondence, NY Arts Magazine.

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