Patricia Hoffbauer

Assistant Arts Professor

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Bodies in Cultural Landscapes
The Dancing Body in Practice and Theory
Fundamentals of Movement 

Patricia Hoffbauer is a Brazilian-born dance artist/educator.  In addition to creating her dance work with several NY-based artists including Sara Rudner, Nayland Blake, and Guy Yarden, Hoffbauer has developed a long artistic collaboration with writer/performer George Emilio Sanchez. They toured their duet, Architecture of Seeing, at 12 National Performance Network sites from 1995-1998.  Her series Who Killed Carmen? premiered at Dance Theater Workshop in 1996 and was presented by the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris in 1997.  With Map funding, Hoffbauer re-created Who Killed Carmen? as a theme-park performance with local Chicano artists and original dancers from NYC at Dance Umbrella, TX in 1998.  In 2002, Hoffbauer and Sanchez were the Viola Farber Artists-in-Residence at Sarah Lawrence College, culminating with the presentation of their work Hoc Est Corpus/This Is a Body at Symphony Space. Their next project, Milagro, was commissioned by Dance Theater Workshop in 2004.  The 10-year anniversary of Architecture of Seeing: REMIX was presented at La MaMa in 2006.  Hoffbauer’s work Para-Dice was presented as a work-in-progress (stage 1) at Dixon Place, The Yard, 92nd Street Y, Danspace Project's Platform series, and Vermont Festival of the Arts.  Para-Dice (stage 2) was commissioned and presented by Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in 2013.  Hoffbauer was asked by Danspace Project to curate an evening for “Art of Influence,” as part of the Judson Now Platform.  Her latest project, Small Dances for Intimate Spaces and Friendly People, was awarded the Gibney Dance Center DIP (Dance in Progress) residency, and was commissioned and presented there in 2015.  NYSCA, NYFA, NEA, Rockefeller Foundation Map Fund, Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts research grants, and CUNY grants supported her individual work and Hoffbauer/Sanchez collaborations.  In the summer of 2003, Ms. Hoffbauer served as a Master teacher in the 35th Winter Festival in Diamantina, Brazil.  She led a week-long dance/performance workshop and was part of the conference “Postmodernity and Its Discontinuities.”  Hoffbauer is a founding member of Yvonne Rainer’s “The Raindears.” She has been a performer in several original works touring internationally and performs Rainer’s early solos Three Seascapes and Three Satie Spoons.  The Raindears performed at MOMA and Le Louvre in 2015. Hoffbauer produced the 2007 “The Raindears” tour in Brazil.  In 2010, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts commissioned Hoffbauer’s work for the Second Avenue Dance Company, which was also presented at La MaMa Moves! in 2011.  She was also commissioned by Barnard College to create a new work for the dancers, which premiered at NYLA in 2014.  Hoffbauer has participated as a reader for the project 9 Scripts from a Nation at War, directed by Andrea Geyer and company and presented at MOMA, Judson Church, and 2008 Documenta.  Recently, she collaborated with film artist Andrea Geyer again as a performer/dancer in her film project at the MOMA.  Hoffbauer has written extensively for the Movement Research Performance Journal.  Her essay, “Who Killed Carmen?” was published in the book New Vision by the New Museum and edited by Ella Shohat; Writings on Dance 25 published her “Para-Dice Journeys”; her essay “Para-Dice #2” was published by the Pew Foundation’s book Body as Archive; her “Talking and Writing about Dance” was published by the Performance Arts Journal (PAJ).   Her new project, Getting Away with Murder, is having its first iteration at Gibney Center this past May