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Luisa Muhr

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"My work is not about finding an answer, but about searching a question: through the sonic and physical exploration of space. Surrendering to the very moment, trusting, and deep listening are the biggest part of each journey." 

Luisa Muhr is a multi-lingual and multi-interdisciplinary performer, director, and theater-maker based in New York, and is at home in the experimental/avant-garde. As a performer she works as a theater and movement artist, vocalist, performance artist, and improviser. Luisa is also an educator, writer/lyricist, and the creator and curator of New York's currently leading interdisciplinary womxn artists series Women Between Arts at The New School (Mannes School of Music). She is also the co-founder/artistic director of the performing arts company FENGARI Works. Luisa is focusing on working mostly with musicians in a theatrical setting, exploring the relationship of sonic and physical movement.
Originally from Vienna (Austria), she first moved to Montreal (Canada), and then settled in Brooklyn, NY, which now is her permanent home. Her performance work and collaborations includes a wide range of experimental/avant-garde, movement-based, puppet, Yiddish, classical, to music theater, performance art, and solo and ensemble engagements as a singer/vocalist. Collaborators include: Ashley Fure, Kenneth Goldsmith, Frank London, Arturo O’Farrill, and John Zorn. In June 2018 she presented the world premiere of her experimental full-length solo "performance collage" Anna at the Austrian Cultural Forum. In September 2018 she performed in the world premiere of Ashley Fure's "Filament" with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, as part of the vocal-movement ensemble Constellation Chor that Luisa is a core member of (lead by Marisa Michelson). Additionally Luisa performed at venues such as The Jewish Museum, The Stone, Park Avenue Armory, Judson Memorial Church, The New School Glass Box Theater, and the Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo). She is currently writing and developing a new opera with six-time Grammy winner Arturo O'Farrill. Luisa is also honored to have been offered by Meredith Monk to teach Monk’s work in different schools and communities. Throughout the last decade Luisa has created and directed multiple pieces on national and international stages.

Residencies: Music at Pioneer Works (April 2019)

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