Remi Harris is a Barbados-born and Brooklyn-bred multidisciplinary dance artist, performance curator, and arts administrator exploring the intersectionality between dance, new media, and black female representation. Her work manifests in forms of movement improvisation, choreography, site-specific work, movement for video, activations, XR, and art programming. Her projects have been featured at Abrons Art Center, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Danspace Project, Teatro La Tea, Triskelion Arts, The Mark O'Donnell Theater, The Brick Theater, and Thalian Hall, Spark Dance Film Festival, Triskelion Dance Film Festival, and the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington North Carolina.
She has had the pleasure of dancing with Racoco/Rx, Sydnie L. Mosley, Christal Brown/INSPIRIT, Katie Workum, Keigwin + Company, among others. She was most recently seen in The Gauntlet, an immersive, site-specific choral and movement piece co-produced by National Sawdust, and created by composer Sxip Shirey and choreographer Coco Karol, The Let Go, an immersive performance and installation by Nick Cave at Park Avenue Armory, and Sitting on a Man’s Head, a practice and an installation by Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born at Danspace Project in March of 2020.
In addition to her movement-based work, she is currently the Associate Artistic Director of HERE Arts Center. She has also held positions as the Education Coordinator at Ballet Hispanico and the Co-Director of Brooklyn Studios for Dance. Past curatorial work includes the 2019 Dance/NYC Symposium along with Stephanie Acosta. She advocates for dance equity as a member of several art collectives such as the Artists of Color Council under Movement Research and as a creative consultant. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director at HERE Arts and a Hofstra University alum graduating with a BA in Dance where she was on scholarship.
The Civic Social by Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris
On September 2, Corning Civic Center Plaza, in the heart of Corning, NY will be reimagined as a social dance hub by NYC-based choreographers Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris. Part performance, part pop-up community dance party, The Civic Social will bring together 14 local artists along with their creative team, dance artist Martita Abril and DJ Krunk Pony.
The Civic Social will design and activate the underused Corning Civic Center Plaza through structured improvisation and set material, including a line dance specifically created for Corning. With an ethos of “come as you are”, this dance installation reflects a shared value system of community, local pride, and individual expression. We are beginning an unprecedented transition; we are getting back together after being apart for so long. So let’s rediscover the joy of social dance!
Presented by American Dance Asylum in partnership with IMAGINE! Public Art in the Plaza. Funded by NYS DanceForce, a NYSCA partner.
Volumetric Performance Toolbox is the collaborative project of Valencia James, Glowbox, and Sorob Louie, which envisions live online 3D dance performance as a new way for artists to create and perform from their own living spaces and audiences to communally experience art using minimal equipment, during this time of the pandemic.
Sankofa, an immersive performance project created by Alim Ringgold + Remi Harris as part of the Volumetric Performance Toolbox inaugural cohort. View all the live-streamed performances here
Part of Eyebeam’s Rapid Response for A Better Digital Future.