Bobbi Jene
Smith Choreography

Bobbi Jene Smith
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Bobbi Jene Smith is a director, choreographer and dancer who works for both theatre and film. Her work explores the politics of human relationships, as well as the rhythmic and formal connections between music and movement. From 2005-2014 she danced for the Batsheva Company. Since then she has choreographed original works for the Paris Opera, Royal Danish Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Los Angeles Dance Project, VAIL Dance Festival, Batsheva Dance Company and others. Her dance and musical theatre works have been presented by various acts including American Repertory Theatre, PS 122, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Stanford Live, Carolina Performing Arts, Kaufman Hall, Luminato Festival, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Batsheva Dance Company and others. She has also performed in or choreographed for films such as Elvira Lind's 'Bobbi Jene', Georgia Parris' 'Mari', Boaz Yakin's 'AVIVA' and Alex Garland's 'Annihilation'. She has directed her own dance films, including 'Broken Theatre' and 'Gallop Apace'. In 2017 she became a founding member of the American Modern Opera Company and is currently Artist in Residence at the Los Angeles Dance Project.


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