Manon Manavit

 

is a multi-disciplinary artist interested in the phenomenology of the mind. Her performative works explore the content and form of hybrid histories, depicting a unification of recorded and imagined experience- as in hypnagogia, a strange window of time between waking and dreaming accompanied by hallucinations to which she refers.​ 


Past projects have been presented with Arts in a Changing America (ArtChangeUS), Chinua Achebe Center, Slought Foundation, Little Berlin Gallery, and the German Society of Pennsylvania. She has consulted on projects at Rock Mafia Studios, Capitol Records, Festival TransAmérique,  LAOpera, and choreographed the opening ceremony of the Philadelphia Freedom Festival. In her ongoing role as creative assistant to Debra Brown of Cirque Du Soleil's Apogée Performance Group, highlights include performing 'Flying/Brace Yourself' with Luminario Ballet at the World Dance Awards, and doing character workshops with fire-spinners in Puerto Vallarta. 

She produces the annual Deep Water Literary Festival, re-imagining of canonical texts in Narrowsburg, NY performed marathon-style by members of the community in collaboration with invited artists. She is a Producing Fellow at the North American Cultural Laboratory in Highland, NY helping artists develop new work through the Deep Space Performance Residency, and a creative educator facilitating youth-led art projects that foster collaboration at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, previously with CalArts Community Arts Partnership, Delaware Youth Center, Sonia Sotomayor School of History and Dramatic Arts, and Settlement Music School. MFA CalArts BFA Université Concordia

"Loopy, vivid, far from didactic...."