Ashley Shey

SM/:system building

Performance: Sunday, May 31, 2020 from 7:00–8:00pm ET

Ashley Shey choreographs a performance and using a dialect of her own creation as the score to interrupt systems and embrace the knowledge of feelings and process.

Ashley Shey is a body linguist. She is a first generation Cameroonian American artist born in Washington, DC who carries on her cultural traditions of dance and storytelling as a means for remembrance and self-knowledge. Drawing on a past of performing in choreography based companies and competitive dance teams, her work has transitioned in the past five years to a more contemplative practice, focused on an experimental and meditative approach to study of movement. Through improvisational dance and experimental performance, she engages the potential for alchemical transformation in each moment through use of meditative movement.

Nina Q. Allen