Lauren Bakst is an artist and writer living in New York.
She works in, with, and through dance, approaching the situation of performance as an object of inquiry.

upcoming and ongoing:

Private Collection

Draftwork at Danspace Project

Saturday February 3, 2018 | 3pm

Private Collection

Chez Bushwick 2Night Show
January 25 & 26, 2018 | 7:30pm
100 Bogart

NARS Foundation Artist-in-Residence
January 2 - March 26, 2018

Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence
November 6, 2017 – February 11, 2018


Movement Research Performance Journal #50

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September, 2017


A concert performance by Ivo Dimchev
ImpulsTanz Festival - Volkstheater, Vienna

August 13, 2017 10pm

Lauren, Lila, Ginny, Jessi

Residency for Private Collection

Tanzhaus Zurich

July 3rd to July 16th, 2017

Private Collection (I always have my materials)

Showing at Performance Studio Open House
CPR, Center for Performance Research

May 23, 2017 | 8pm

this is how we work

A semester-long choreographic research lab exploring collective and cooperative modes of making at the University of the Arts School of Dance that extends into summer research at the CND in Paris.

April 26 & April 29, 2017, UArts, Philadelphia
June 24, 2017, CND, Paris

Photo: Kyle Knodell

Temporary Walls

A performance with Yuri Masnyj. We made this work for Sculpture Center's basement as a part of "In Practice: Material Deviance," curated by Alexis Wilkinson.

January 28, February 11, March 4, March 25, 2017

Talking Heads: What's Your How?

A Movement Research Studies Project hosted by editors of the Movement Research Performance Journal and Critical Correspondence.

March 15, 2017 | 6:30-8pm

To Huddle

Lately, I’ve been relating my experience of performing to that of becoming and unbecoming thing. When I perform, I loop from being subject to object and back again. Sometimes, I’m both at once. I imagine watching myself from a distance and I know that what it looks like is very different from what it feels like. This gap excites me.

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February 7, 2017

Group Work (a study for two)

performance with Emma Gesidorf
Movement Research at the Judson Church

February 6, 2017

I dream of the elections

Performance with effie bowen for Ruth Patir's "I dream of the elections"
Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church

January 20, 2017

Temporary Walls That Look and Feel Like Real Walls
a video with Yuri Masnyj

"Lintel, Mantel, Module, Shelf"
La MaMa Galleria

January 7, 2017

re: Nude in a Landscape
a performance by Lauren Bakst & Yuri Masnyj
Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery

December 16-18, 2016

Movement Research Performance Journal #49 is out!

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