Levi Gonzalez is a dance artist whose work highlights the porous boundaries between audience and performer, and employs a queer corporeal logic to resist narrow definitions of knowledge and experience.
Gonzalez is a dance artist and native Los Angeleno who was primarily based in New York City from 1998-2016. He collaborates regularly with luciana achugar, and has performed extensively with Donna Uchizono Company, John Jasperse Company, Juliette Mapp, ChameckiLerner, Daria Faïn, and Michael Laub's Remote Control Productions in Europe, among others. He was a founding editor of Critical Correspondence, an online publication of Movement Research, from 2006 to 2009. He served as Artistic Advisor for New York Live Art’s Fresh Tracks Residency Program from 2006 to 2014, a position he helped institute and develop alongside the evolution of the residency program, and from 2012 to 2016, he served as Director of Artist Programs for Movement Research. His choreographic work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation and Mertz-Gilmore Foundation and has been presented extensively in New York City as well as nationally and internationally. He was a 2003-2004 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, received a New York Foundation for the Arts Choreography Fellowship in 2006, and was a 2012-2014 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-in-Residence. Since 2003, he taught regularly at Movement Research and has also taught in various professional and academic contexts in the US, South America, and Western and Eastern Europe. He has participated in multiple artistic exchange projects in Eastern Europe, engaging with artists, writers, scholars, and arts advocates throughout the region. He received his MFA in Dance at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance in June of 2019.
Gonzalez's current work involves subtly subverting the constructs of performance by highlighting the porous boundaries between audience and performer, questioning the dominance of the theater as the site of culture and performance, and investigating the queer corporeal logic of bodies as a sensual and radical means of organizing information and experience. He joined the Bennington faculty in Fall 2020.