|Rebecca Alson-Milkman presents provocative dances about current political and social issues in intimate settings in order to promote conversation and change in our familial, local and national communities. Her work is grounded in the symbiotic relationship of process and product.|
Rebecca is invested in collaborating with other artists and begins the creative process in consultation with set designers, composers, media artists and dancers. Past collaborators have included set designers Sheila Alson and Piper Mavis, composers Aaron Drake, Lucas Kuzma, Derrick Spiva, Jr. and Craig Thomas, filmmakers Jesse Alson-Milkman and Ally Voye, graphic designer Katherine Quan and principal dancers Rebecca Good, Cynthia Lee, Carol McDowell, Taisha Paggett, Jose L. Reynoso, Christine Suarez and Ally Voye.
A 2009 Hothouse residency recipient and 2007 DanceNOW/NYC Silo residency recipient, Rebecca holds a B.A. in Dance and Sociology from Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Dance and Choreography from UCLA. Her 2010 work, The Surveillance Solos, was a Los Angeles-area dance award (Horton) finalist in two categories.
Rebecca has had her work produced in a variety of festivals and venues in New York and California including Deli Dances at Times Square, the New Dance Groupe Arts Center, the Evolving Arts Theater, estrogenius at Manhattan Theatre Source, University Settlement, Access Theater, Highways Performance Space, Anatomy Riot, Under the Radar at High Energy Constructs , Studio at REDCAT, STREAM/fest and Second Sundays at CounterPULSE and Looking Left at Motion at the Mill. Rebecca has danced for Barbara Mahler, Stephan Koplowitz and several colleagues including Taisha Paggett, Carol McDowell and Christine Suarez.
She has also curated exhibits and concerts of other artists including Survival Drawings: the last works of Sheila Alson, Dance Under Construction VII: In/corp/orations Choreographic Works and Anatomy Riot. Rebecca has a small massage therapy practice in LA. She teaches A Re-Education of the Body: the work of Barbara Mahler. Her bodywork, dancing and choreography are deeply influenced by her continuing studies with Barbara Mahler.