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Alissa Cardone

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Alissa Cardone, An interdisciplinary movement artist, dancer, choreographer, teacher and improvisor, Cardone has performed, taught and toured nationally and internationally. In 1999, she co-founded the intermedia performance collaborative Kinodance Company with filmmaker Alla Kovgan and visual artist Dedalus Wainwright, to merge boundaries between dance, cinema, visual art, and sound, in what critics have called a breathtaking choreography of elements. Kinodance was named one of Dance Magazine's "25-to-watch" in 2008 and has received commissions from Bank America Celebrity Series, World Music/CrashARTS, & has been produced by Connecticut College, Keene State College (Redfern Arts Center), MCLA, MassMOCA & the Berkshire Cultural Resource Initiative, the Berkshire Fringe, HIGH Fest (Armenia), Boston Cyberarts, A.P.E. Northampton, St. Petersburg International Dance Film Festival (Russia) and the Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven).

A member of Paula Josa-Jones/Performance Works from 1998 - 2003, she has also worked with Xavier Le Roy, Victoria Marks, Ann Carlson, Yoshito Ohno & Naoka Uemura, Nora Chipaumire, Asamina Chremos, Elaine Summers, Sara Sweet-Rabideux, Lorraine Chapman, among others. In Japan, she trained with Min Tanaka (Body Weather Farm), and has studied intensively and performed with Butoh master Akira Kasai. 

In 2012, Cardone was honored with one of four Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships in Choreography. Other supporters include Baryshnikov Arts Center/Summer Stages Dance Residency Program, Somerville Arts Council, LEF Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Monaco Dance Forum, Summer Stages Dance Choreography Project Fellowship, and the New England Foundation for the Arts' Regional Dance Development Initiative.  She has a BA from Boston University (1996), an MA in Performance Studies from New York University (2003), and an M.F.A. in Dance from UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures (2011) where she was recipient of the Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Performing Arts Award.   Cardone is Assistant Professor of Dance at Curry College.

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