Jan Trumbauer

Interdisciplinary Artist • Choreographer
Seattle, WA

Jan Trumbauer grounds her work in a sense of place and a sensitivity to texture, often collaborating with musicians, visual artists, and other writers and dancers. She has choreographed and performed in a variety of styles and settings, including contemporary concert dance, physical theater, West African, tap and butoh. She performed as the principal soloist and improviser in Apparitions, a contemporary dance film directed by Nusha Martynuk that was a selection at the DMJ International Video Dance Festival in Japan, and has taken a particular interest in exploring intersections between writing and movement both in performance and on the page, most recently as assistant editor of Encounters with Contact Improvisation, a special edition of Contact Quarterly about contact improvisation in institutions of higher education. Jan graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Dance and the Helen M. Ward Memorial Award for Excellence in Theater and Dance.
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