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Image to Dance: Workshop with Camilo Godoy

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Camilo Godoy, Rehearsal with Julianne Cariño and Yolette Yellow-Duke at Recess, 2018. Courtesy the artist

Join New Museum Artist-in-Residence Camilo Godoy for a workshop that will use still images to inspire dance. Using improvisation and movement strategies, Godoy will lead participants in the development of new choreographic material inspired by images in his personal archive. The workshop will inform Godoy’s development of a new performance work exploring mourning practices and the resilience found in bodily joy and pleasure as part of his residency at the New Museum. No prior dance experience is necessary, and people of all physical abilities are encouraged to participate. This program is not suitable for those under 18.

This workshop will draw on Godoy’s Choreographic Studies, a personal archive and a constellation of collaged images that represent the human body performing gestures of eroticism, ecstasy, grief, and pain. Godoy sources the images from historical archives, art history, pornography, and medical materials. He intersperses them with photographs of himself and other dancers rehearsing and arranges the images in sequences of evocative poses that he treats as dance notations. Taken together, this archive presents an alternate history of emotional life, surfacing queer experiences of death, intimacy, and sexual expression.

Learn more about “Camilo Godoy: renacemos a cada instante,” the New Museum’s 2023-2024 artist-in-residence, here.



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About the Artist

Camilo Godoy (b. Bogotá, Colombia; he/him) is a New York-based artist whose practice spans photography, performance, pedagogy, and archival production. Godoy has participated in residencies at Movement Research, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), coleção moraes-barbosa, Recess, and SOLARIS; and has been exhibited in New York at Brooklyn Museum, Leslie-Lohman Museum, OCDChinatown, PROXYCO Gallery; and Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá; Moody Center, Houston; UNSW Galleries, Sydney; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito; among others. He has performed at Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Center for Performance Research, Toronto Biennial, and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. 


Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

We gratefully acknowledge the Bowery Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Full support for “Camilo Godoy: renacemos a cada instante,” can be viewed here.

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