On this episode of DLEW, I talk with Claudia Anata Hubiak, Artistic Director and Founder of The Anata Project.
Every choreographer and dance artist is constantly striving to tap into the human experience. Every artist tackles this problem in their own unique way – Claudia and The Anata Project’s approach is through practicing mindfulness.
Claudia Anata Hubiak, Founder and Artistic Director of The Anata Project, is a choreographer and film maker based in San Francisco. Originally from Boulder, Co. she holds an M.F.A. in Dance Performance & Choreography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2011). She studied at NYU on a full scholarship Dean’s Fellowship and was honored with the position of Graduate Student Assistant in Film for Dance. While in New York, Claudia had the privilege of performing the works of Trisha Brown, Gus Solomons Jr, Patricia Hoffbauer and Kay Cummings. In 2011 she taught choreography and technique at NYU for the Future Dancers and Dance Makers program.
Claudia did her undergraduate studies in dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she graduated with honors. She has performed professionally as a member of ABD Productions (04-06) andDance Ceres (04-09)
Claudia was a co-founder of Vispo Dance, (2004-2009) and founded The Anata Project in 2011. Anata was the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Spring Artist in Residence in 2015, and a Shawl Anderson and California Historical Society Resident Artist in 2016. Claudia currently teaches choreography at the Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco and has recently founded the Anata Wellness Outreach Program dedicated to bringing dance, meditation and somatic practices to schools throughout the Bay Area. Her work has been presented at Z Space, ODC, Dance Mission Theater, The West Wave Dance Festival, SPF7, 111 Minna Gallery, The Garage, Judson Memorial Church (NYC), NYU, DanceNow’s Joe’s Pub, The Atlas Theater, LaMama’s Ellen Stewart Theater, The Wave Rising Series, Danny Studios, and The Dairy Center For The Arts, (Boulder, Co).
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