Cara Hagan is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is informed by movement, words, digital space, contemplative practice, and community. Hagan was awarded an artist residency at PLAYA Summer Lake for the fall of 2018 and at Elsewhere Gallery for spring/summer 2020. A recipient of several grants and awards, Hagan received the “Best Southern States Documentary” award for her short film, Sound and Sole from the Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest in 2019. Hagan serves on the dance studies faculty at Appalachian State University, as well as serving as director and curator for ADF's Movies By Movers, an annual, international dance film festival. Her scholarly publications can be found in the International Journal of Screendance, the Journal of Sustainability Education, and in the book, Dance's Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures.
Photo credit: Victor Blanco
Community Commissioning Residency Artist (2020-2021)