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Salma Kiuhan

Site-Specific Performance Inside XOXO on Governors Island

May 13, 2023 from 1p to 3p
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West Harlem Art Fund, NYU Wetlab and NY Artist Equity Association are presenting dancer Salma Kiuhan for a one-day performance in Nolan Park on Governors Island, May 13, 2023.

Salma Kiuhan is a South Florida native, graduating from A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She is now based in New York, working towards her BFA in dance performance and philosophy as a Tisch Dean's Scholar at NYU. Salma is grateful to have performed repertory by George Balanchine, Trisha Brown, Bob Fosse, Darrell Moultrie, Crystal Pite, Peter Stark, Paul Taylor, Gallim (Andrea Miller), among others.

Although very early in her formal philosophical studies, her main interests lie in the philosophy of mind and aesthetics. Salma is particularly interested in mind-body dualism, and hopes to delve deeper into her understanding of the relationship between the body & mind using improvisational dance practices, philosophical concepts, and meditation.

The nature of Salma's site-specific dancing for XOXO is improvisational and spontaneous. As Salma's movement is created in real time, she will use an improvisational score to guide her. She is inspired by the question - what does it mean to take the form of love? Through this process, Salma will navigate through Xs and Os formed by her body. The sculpture will reflect her multitudinous wishes, and hopefully love's whims will be reflected in the same caprice.