Luisa Muhr is a multi-lingual and multi-interdisciplinary performer, director, and theater-maker based in New York, mostly at home in the experimental/avant-garde. As a performer she works as a theater and movement artist, vocalist, performance artist, and improviser. Luisa is also an educator, writer/lyricist, and the creator and curator of New York’s currently leading interdisciplinary womxn artists series Women Between Arts at The New School (Mannes School of Music). She is also the co-founder/artistic director of the performing arts company FENGARI Works. Luisa’s primary focus is working with musicians in a theatrical setting, exploring the relationship of sonic and physical movement. Collaborators include: Ashley Fure, Kenneth Goldsmith, Frank London, Arturo O’Farrill, and John Zorn. In June 2018 she presented the world premiere of her experimental full-length solo “performance collage” Anna at the Austrian Cultural Forum. In September 2018 she performed in the world premiere of Ashley Fure’s “Filament” with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, as part of the vocal-movement ensemble Constellation Chor (lead by Marisa Michelson). She is currently writing and developing a new opera with six-time Grammy winner Arturo O’Farrill. Luisa has performed at venues such as The Jewish Museum, The Stone, Park Avenue Armory, Judson Memorial Church, The New School Glass Box Theater, and the Albright Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo). Throughout the last decade Luisa has created and directed multiple pieces on national and international stages.
Women Between Arts is New York’s currently leading interdisciplinary womxn artists series, created and curated by Luisa Muhr, with its home-base at The New School (Mannes School of Music, Arnhold Hall Glass Box Theater). The series has been developed for professionals who identify as womxn, their groups/ensembles/collaborators (including people of all genders and non-binary people), who work with any combination of music, theater, dance, poetry, performance art, installations, and/or visual arts in an unconventional way. Luisa’s mission is to provide a platform for and encourage dialogue between strong, diverse womxn artists who combine multiple art fields in order to create interdisciplinary work.
This residency will have many layers: it will feature guest artists who will perform as part of this special Women Between Arts program at Pioneer Works, in collaboration with Luisa, solo, or with their own groups. Luisa will also bring together featured Women Between Arts performers to collaborate with her on a special recording.