MARIE LLOYD PASPE
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Marie Lloyd Paspe (she/her) is a Filipina-American dance and vocal performer, installation choreographer, director, educator, culture bearer, and writer based in lenapehoking/Brooklyn, NY. Paspe is a performer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company since 2018, Bessie-awarded for Outstanding Choreography for contributions for BTJ/AZ’s production of Deep Blue Sea, the 2022 Asian American Arts Alliance Jadin Wong Fellow, and the 2023 Gallim Moving Artist Resident. Of Filipina descent, she was born in Singapore, grew up in Mississauga, Canada, migrated to Bellingham, MA in 2000, and received U.S. Citizenship in June 2019. Her work to re-root the small, brown, hypersexualized body through postmodern and pole dance forms exist within–yet juxtaposes–the eurocentric, the patrionormative, and the white-dominated space. Paspe’s choreography and performance has been presented internationally in Germany, Israel, the Philippines, and China; and nationally in NYC, Boston, LA, Philadelphia, Jersey City, and Minneapolis. She has been featured in Taikang Space (Beijing, China), an artist-in-residence at TOPAZ Arts (Queens, NYC), movement director of treya lam’s residency at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA), and a Creatives Rebuild NY grant recipient. Her dance and vocal performance have been featured in The New York Times and Fjord Review.
Dancing Lab: Mga Tsismosa (2023)