Andrea Haenggi

Andrea Haenggi

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Andrea Haenggi is an artist, dancer and choreographer of Swiss alpine descent, living on occupied Lenapehoking land currently known as New York City. Calling on plants as guides, teachers, mentors and performers, her dance and somatic fieldwork practice creates a form of theater called Ethnochoreobotanography, which simultaneously explores issues regarding decolonization, ecology, feminism, power, labor and care. She teaches, performs and exhibits internationally. Her most recent teaching practice, called Moss in Pandemic Times, was a regular Zoom somatic practice to find relations to urban moss and their teachings and climaxed in a participatory socially distanced performance in the East River Park (NYC) and an online collaborative project Moss Summer Camp for eco-social justice. Her latest relational residencies as an “embodied scientist” were at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2020) and at the Botanical Garden of the University of Zurich, Switzerland (2019). andrea holds an MFA in Creative Practice from Transart Institute/Plymouth University UK, is a Swiss Canton Solothurn Dance Prize recipient, and is on the faculty of LIMS in NYC. She is the co-founder of the artist collective Environmental Performance Agency (EPA), whose primary goal is to shift thinking around the terms environment, performance, and agency through somatic approaches.
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