CLARINDA MAC LOW  241 E. 7th St. #3C   NY,  NY  10009    email:  cml@culturepush.org

EDUCATION
1983-1987    WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY    Middletown, CT        Bachelor of Arts degree, May 1987
Majors: Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Dance  Awarded High Honors for Thesis:   Chance Procedures and the Pursuit of Freedom in Dance Composition-- three performances and an essay. Emily White Pendleton Scholarship for Dance, 1986-87
1977-1983    HUNTER COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL    NY, NY


SELECTED ORIGINAL WORKS
2009    Cyborg Nation: Georgia Style  October 8, 2009.  University of Georgia (Athens. GA)
Cyborg Nation: Dome Living Sept. 12 – Oct. 16, 2009. Part of the Fritz Haeg’s “Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels”  Six-week installation with 2-3 performances/week (excluding Oct. 7-10)  (X-Initiative/NY)
Sign Language-TRYST  Public art installation made in collaboration with 5th graders and shopkeepers in Chinatown, NY.
    Cyborg Nation: At Home  May 1, 2009.    Private house party (Queens, NY)
2008    Cyborg Nation   In progress  AUNTS Performance party (NY, NY)
DAGGER  Multi-media solo based on Macbeth. (The Kitchen/NYC)
2007    Security Zone  A TRYST in collaboration with System of Units (Siberian performance group). (Sitelines Festival,LMCC/NYC)
Salvage/Salvation:  ARISE   Six-week collaborative installation in an abandoned church highlighting the metaphysics of re-use  (Pittsburgh, PA)
DAGGER   Multi-media solo based on Macbeth. (LMCC Swing Space@15 Nassau)
2006    Wolf Wedding A TRYST in collaboration with System of Units performance group.  (Novosibirsk, Siberia)
    Salvage/Salvation: HIVE   Three-week collaborative installation and performance highlighting the metaphysics of re-use (Queens Botanical Garden/NYC)
2005-06  DAGGER   In progress (Chashama/Oasis, FAR Space, Little Theater@Tonic, Spaghetti Dinner@PS 122, WOW Theater, Movement Research “About Town”)
2004    Salvage/Salvation: NEST    Three-week collaborative installation and performance highlighting the metaphysics of re-use (Queens Botanical Garden/NYC)
    TRYST downtown  Outdoor public performances based on the Situationists.  Made in collaboration with Paul Benney & Alejandra Martorell (Sitelines/LMCC/Wall St. area/NYC)
Public Blunder 7:  Good Fortune (Fresh Meat/Chocolate Factory/Queens, NY)
Ephemeral     (PoetryDance/Bowery Poetry Club/NY)
2003    Salvage/Salvation: Living Salvation  Three-week collaborative installation and performance. (TIXE/Chashama/NYC)
    TRYST  Outdoor public performances.  With Paul Benney & Alejandra Martorell (various locations/NYC)
2002    Salvage/Salvation (work-in-progress)     Collaborative installation project (TOPAZ ARTS/NY)    
Public Blunders 4: Yearn,  5: Hello!  Solos (Galapagos/NYC, chashama/NYC, Philadelphia Fringe Festival)
2001    The Division of Memory  Multi-media theater piece, based in the life of the African American biologist Ernest  Everett Just, made in collaboration with James Hannaham, Michael Kang, David Morris and Tanya Barfield (P.S.122/NYC)
Public Blunders 1-3 (Gone, Lost and HOT) Three solos  (Oasis/Chashama/NYC, Philadelphia Fringe Festival)
2000    Le Monde n’est pas une Marchandise(the world is not a commodity) (NYONY/Danspace Project, NYC)  In collaboration with photographer Carolina Kroon
VIBE    Physics solo.  Sound by Jeremy Bernstein (Performance Mix/NYC)
1999    ODD SEA (The Return) Site-specific performance on the reverberations of war, based on the Odyssey. On The Yankee ferryboat, made in collaboration with nine performers, with video by Mike Taylor and Andrea Kleine, and music by Rebecca Moore. Also at Mabou Mines Residency/SUITE, DTW’s HIt-and-Run Series.
1998    SIGHT  Duet performance installation. With Kristin Stuart. Video & slides by Matthias Geiger (Tenement Museum/NYC)
SPEED  Solo based on simple principles of physics.  Video by Matthias Geiger (The Kitchen/NYC)  
FEAST  Performance dinner party and installation,made in collaboration with 25 performers, 5 visual
designers and seven restaurants and grocery stores.  (CHARAS/El Bohio/ NY)
LOVE  three-hour solo performance and video installation (Metamorphosis/Context Studios/NY)
    SABOTAGE Video and film: Tal Yarden, Ellie Fitzgerald and Marion Appel, music James Lo (Danspace Project)
1994    She and Me  (Barking Legs Theater/ Chattanooga, TN,  Artburst/Birmingham, AL)
Unprepared Solo #4: Barcelona (La Porta/Barcelona, Spain)
Time’s Fool   Group piece: installations by Marcia Hillis, film/slides: Tal Yarden, music: Eliza Schwarz & James Lo, costumes by Clementine Douglas Cummer(P.S. 122 /NYC)
1992    Conflagration  Group piece.  Sets: Rachel Harrison, Music: Marc Dale (Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church/NYC)
The Silver Curtain  Group piece, Sets: Roderick Murray, sound installation: Douglas Henderson (P.S. 122/NYC)
1991    Sargasso  with Rebecca Moore (Movement Research at the Judson Church/NYC)
Introduction  and  Conclusion  Group piece.  Props: Rachel Harrison (The Danspace Project/NYC)
1990    Silence, and Other Reformations with music by Guy Yarden  (New Stuff/P.S. 122 /NYC)
1989    7-Part Body Series  Group piece (Movement Research/NYC)
Bodies and Voices   with poet Jackson Mac Low (Roulette and MR/NYC)


TEACHING and COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
2007-2008    “Science Bowl”  A high school general science class taught as a quiz show (CUNY STEP program, Baruch College)
2006        Visiting teacher, Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT)
2004        One-week intensive performance skills workshop, Ehime University (Mastuyama, Japan)
    Institute for Untamed Creativity:  Dance and theater classes for at-risk girls   (NY, NY)
1994-1998    Founder and Artistic Director:  WHO YOU SEE/WHO I BE:  A performance project made in
collaboration with NYC public high school students.
1997     "Techniques for Passionate Performance;"  five-week improvisation, composition and performance skills workshop, through the European Dance Development Center (EDDC). (Dusseldorf, Germany).
1996        "Techniques for Passionate Moving;"  Movement improvisation and composition techniques classes;
through Movement Research, Inc. in NYC.
“Beginning Improvisation:”  Three-week intensive workshop in improvisation and performance skills at the EDDC (Arnhem, the Netherlands)
1995    Four-day intensive workshop in performance and composition for professional dancers; through Movement Research, Inc. (NY,  NY)
1994        Two-day intensive in improvisation and composition for students at the Performing Arts High School of
Chattanooga, during a residency, Barking Legs Theatre (Chattanooga, TN)
    One-week workshop for pregnant teenagers, through The Wagon Train Project  (Lincoln, NE)


SELECTED SERVICES TO THE FIELD
2004    Editor, Movement Research Performance Journal, 25th Anniversary Edition; Grant Panelist, NYFA Dance Panel
2003    Representative, “Artists’ Congress,” co- sponsored by The Field and NYFA
2002–present Member Artists Advisory Board, TOPAZ ARTS, Inc./Queens, NY
2000-2004 Grant Panelist, Fund for Creative Communities/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
1994-2006  Member of the "Bessies" New York Dance and Performance Awards committee
2000–2004  Member MacDowell Colony Fellows Executive Committee
1996-1998    Member Artists Advisory Committee/PS 122
1994-1996   Curator for “New Stuff” series/PS 122


FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS and HONORS
2008    Grant for Art in Public Spaces through LMCC
2007    Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant
2006-7    RESIDENCY:  Society for Cultural Exchange,  GRANT:  SEED Award through the Sprout Fund  (Pittsburgh, PA)
2004    BAX Arts and Artists in Progress Artist Award
    RESIDENCY:  Artists Research and Media (ARM) Fellow, Dance Theater Workshop
2002      GRANT:  Manhattan Community Arts Fund, through LMCC
2001    GRANTS:  Manhattan Community Arts Fund, through LMCC, NYSCA Commission, though PS 122
2000      RESIDENCY:  The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1999    GRANTS:  The Greenwall Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund
    RESIDENCY:   Mabou Mines Residency/SUITE
1997    RESIDENCY: Dance in Progress, The Kitchen,
    GRANTS:  The Puffin Foundation, Manhattan Community Arts Fund
1996       GRANTS:  The Puffin Foundation    , Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Joyce Mertz Gilmore Commission
1994    RESIDENCY:  Movement Research Artists’ Residency Project
GRANT/RESIDENCY:  Emerging Artists Challenge Program, through The Field, :  Wagon Train Project, Lincoln, Nebraska
    GRANT:  Joyce Mertz Gilmore Commission, through PS 122


SELECTED BIBIOGRAPHY
Jack Anderson “Time’s Fool”  New York Times. Monday, 31 January 1994, sec. C.ø
Nancy Goldner “Disquieting images that speak to the audience”  Philadelphia Inquirer. Saturday, 12 June 1993.
Deborah Jowitt  “The Silver Curtain”  The Village Voice. 19 March 1992.
Elizabeth Zimmer  “Feast”  The Village Voice. 8 July 1997
Deborah Jowitt  “Tossing Gender Overboard”  The Village Voice. 28 September 1999.
Keach Hagey  “Something From Nothing:  Artists Build ‘Nest’ Installation From Garden’s Trash”  Queens Chronicle. 1 July 2004
Elizabeth Zimmer  “Under the Gun”  The Village Voice. 17 August 2004.


OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
2008-present    Co-founder and co-director of Culture Push, Inc.
2004-present    Performer with Fiona Templeton/The Relationship
2000-2003    Movement director/choreographer for Great Small Works Theater Company
1992 - 2001    Performing, teaching Yvonne Rainer's Trio A ; Lincoln Ctr; Stockholm; Trisha Brown Studios
1990-1998    Performer with Linda Austin and Dancers.
1997-2000     Writing a column, Dance Views, for DanceOnline
1991-1997     Co-publisher and co-editor of JUICE, dance and performance writing
1988-1998      Research assistant in HIV laboratories, Sloan-Kettering Memorial Cancer Center, Cornell University Medical College.
1998-present    Free-lance science and medical journalist

References:  Available on  request