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Rebecca Pappas has been making work under the name Pappas and Dancers since 2002. She imagines the process of choreography as one of "world creation," and sees each dance as a singular universe with its own language and logic. She and her performers have presented work throughout the west coast at venues including ODC Theater, REDCAT, Artists Repertory Theater in Portland and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. They have also performed Monster, their 2009 work probing the disfiguring legacy of the Holocaust, in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Estonia, and Singapore. Monster is reflective of Pappas' ongoing interest in the body as a personal and social archive. In addition to choreographing her own work, Rebecca has performed for artists including Barak Marshall, Victoria Marks, Alma Esperanza Cunningham, Rachael Lincoln, and Erica Shuch. Pappas and Dancers has received choreographic residencies at Yaddo, Dragon’s Egg, Djerassi, UCLA’s Hothouse and funding from CHIME, the Clorox Company Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the UCLA/Mellon Initiative for Research on the Holocaust in American and World Culture.
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