Alexa West

Alexa West, Amelia Koper Heintzelman, and curator Mark Beasley will discuss West's Occasion, occasion, occasion at the Performa Hub.

Alexa West, Occasion, Occasion, Occasion, 2023. Performa Commission for the Performa Biennial 2023. Photo by Maria Baranova. Courtesy of the artist and Performa.



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Alexa West. Courtesy of the artist.

In Conversation with Amelia Koper Heintzelman and Mark Beasley

Performa Hub Event

Pageant co-founder, dancer, and choreographer Alexa West and dancer Amelia Koper Heintzelman discuss contemporary performance in New York. The discussion will focus specifically upon West’s recent presentation of Occasion, occasion, occasion at the Performa Biennial 2023 as well as a broader discussion of dance, performance and motivation in New York City. West and Heintzelman will be in conversation with Mark Beasley, former Performa curator and current curator and senior director at Pace, New York.

About Alexa West

Alexa West (b. 1991 Houston, TX) is a dance artist based in New York City. West studied both dance and sculpture, and makes performances that incorporate material sensibilities across the two disciplines. She trained at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance before receiving a BFA at the Cooper Union, and an MFA at the Milton Avery School of Art at Bard College. West’s work has been presented in both gallery and performance spaces around New York City and Houston, TX. West is a co-founder and co-director of Pageant, a performance venue in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a Dance Research Fellow at the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library.

Performa Team

Managing Director and Executive Producer: Esa Vincenty Nickle

Hartwig Art Foundation Archives Fellow: Nour El Helou