Pooh Kaye MFA '04

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A choreographer and filmmaker, Pooh Kaye is known for both “carefully crafted compositions that teem with the seemingly chaotic effects of life itself” (per The New York Times) and her raucous, award winning, stop-motion, animated films.

She has been making films and dances since 1975. Her company, Eccentric Motions, founded in 1983, has performed nationally and internationally, at MoMA, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, and The Joyce Theater in New York, as well as at the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, Jacob’s Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts, The Holland Festival, The Jerusalem Festival, and at Spiral Hall in Tokyo. She has received six National Endowment dance fellowships, a Guggenheim fellowship for dance, and New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships. Additionally, her dance company, Eccentric Motions, has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Endowment for Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts.

As a filmmaker Kaye’s stop‐motion films have won prizes and been exhibited internationally. They have been seen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Her recent live-action, stop-motion film Spring Cleaning, commissioned by EMPAC in Troy, New York, was recently shown at the Walter Reade Theater as a part of the 2012 Dance on Camera Festival.