KIRSTAN CLIFFORD


KIRSTAN CLIFFORD is a dance-based researcher and educator who is based in Austin, TX.

After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009, she collaborated with and performed for artists such as Julie Atlas Muz, Laurel Atwell, Gerda König, Jean-Claude Lessou, Katie Mae Hebert, Trisha Brown, Julie Natanielsz, Emily P. Dunne, The Color Condition, Karen Nelson, and luciana achugar.

Kirstan founded and curated STUDIO SERIES SHOW from 2016-2019, a salon-style performance event that presented the work of Austin dance artists through a critique-in-process model.

In 2020, Kirstan received her MSc Dance Science from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England. Her thesis work detailed the lived experience of dance-based practitioners working in palliative and end of life care.

Currently her work in research is inspired by the neurobiology of nonverbal communication, mind-body integration, and the study of embodiment practices within social and community spaces. Currently, she is working as a research consultant and collaborating with Dr. Jacqueline Posada, MD on publishing a section of her graduate-level thesis.

“a test is a test is a test”

choreography:Kirstan Clifford
(STUDIO SERIES SHOW, OCTOBER 2017)


“lost video #2”

film by: kirstan clifford
(TX, USA, JULY 2008)

STUDIO SERIES SHOW archive


MAY 30, 31, JUNE 1, 2019 730pm JUNE 2, 2019 5pm

Works by:
Alexa Capareda, Emily Rushing, Lauren Tietz, Rae Fredricks
Moderated by Michaeli Brunk
Set by Kimmy & Dustin Leuders

MAY 18-20, 2018 530pm & 8pm

Works by:
Alyson Dolan, Bridget Morris, Michaeli Brunk
Moderated by Kirstan Clifford
***a WEST happening (May 19, 20)

OCTOBER 20-21, 2017 8pm

Works by:
Katie Mae Hebert, Kirstan Clifford, Meghan McCoy-Alchus
Design by Richard Sniff


STUDIO SERIES SHOW archive