Danielle creates interactive, provocative, and somatic aerial experiences to re-ignite embodied interaction in a post-touch era questioning who and how we can do aerial. During her MFA in Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder, Danielle received a Fulbright artist grant to France, performing creative research on the intersection of aerial, dance and circus. Recent aerial residencies include Mondes Visuels (Chalôn), SenseLab (Montréal), Milieux (Montréal), Nils Obstrat (Paris), SBCAST (Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology), and the Circus Dialogues Project’s 4th encounter. Danielle has worked as a
multi-faceted artist for Aerial Dance Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, the Colorado Ballet, Frequent Flyers® and the Paloma Project, and has performed and/or taught for the international Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival, Les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne (Nantes), the Berlin Circus Festival, Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival, Aerial Greece, and the San Francisco Aerial Dance Festival. Her artistic and academic work has taken her to Paris, Berlin, Athens, Brussels, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Lyon, Avallon, Nantes, London, Brighton, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, Seville as well as throughout the U.S. Additionally, Tethered, a dance film made in residency at La Grainerie (Toulouse) through collaboration with an art photographer and experimental filmmaker, David Allen and Franck Gonnaud, respectively, was screened at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. In 2020, she co-created Aerial Reflexionando (virtual aerial arts colloque) with Ana Prada to support critical exchange on contemporary aerial arts in the Americas. Currently, Danielle is a PhD student in research-creation at Concordia University (Montréal) and the University of Montpellier 3 (France), as well as a 4-year Fulbright Specialist artist.

Danielle K. Garrison

contact me:
 dgarrison22@gmail.com




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Video footage by Cattelan Yvan

  filmed at Le Lido Toulouse, France