Doran George and Eva Karczag (UK-It’s complicated)

Doran Georgeis a scholar and artist completing a doctorate at U.C.L.A. on somatic training in contemporary dance. He is published in dance, film, and performance art journals and art publications, and has chapters in forthcoming Oxford University Press publications. Doran has chaired academic conferences, presented numerous symposia, and done independent programming such as through The International Transgender Film Video Festival, (UK and The Netherlands); Chisenhale Dance Space States of Play: nurturing radical dance practice, and most recently as part of the San Francisco This Is What I Want festival he created the symposium Slow Sex: Queer exit strategies from capitalist economies of attraction.

He teaches in universities, art colleges, and professional dance settings. For his performance work, Doran has received arts funding from L.A. Cultural Affairs, London Arts Board, Arts Council of England, British Council, Finnish Arts Council, as well as various venue commissions and regional funding.

Doran trained at the European Dance Development Center (NL) and completed an M.A. in Feminist Performance at Bristol University (U.K.)

Eva Karczag is an independent dance artist. For the past four decades she has practiced, taught, and advocated explorative methods of dance making. Eva performs solo and collaborative work internationally, and was a member of Strider (1973-75) and the Trisha Brown Dance Company (1979-85). She was on the faculty of the European Dance Development Center, (EDDC) Arnhem, The Netherlands from 1990-2002, has a Master of Fine Arts degree (Dance Research Fellow) from Bennington College, VT, USA, and is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. Her performance work and her teaching are informed by dance improvisation and mindful body practices including Ideokinesis, Taiji and Qi Gong, and Yoga.