Ashley Ferro-Murray
  • Oakland, CA
  • United States

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Dance, Theater, and Performance
Ashley Ferro-Murray is a curator and scholar whose primary focus is on choreography and performance that deals actually or metaphorically with technology, media, or digital cultures. She is currently the curator of theater and dance at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Previously, Ferro-Murray was the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Time Global Fellow at New York City's public arts organization Creative Time. Ferro-Murray is currently working on a book project titled "Choreography and the Digital Era: Dancing the Cultural Differences of Technology." Based in part on her doctoral research and informed by her current curatorial practice, "Choreography in the Digital Era" focuses on media-based choreography and explores the importance of movement in the construction of bodies and identity in the digital age. Ferro-Murray has also worked as a choreographer to explore the relationship between the body and technology. She has published in Media-N Journal, The Drama Review and Dance Research Journal. She has also been a featured a contributor on -empyre- new media list serve and on HASTAC, In Media Res and Dancers Using Technology blogs. Ferro-Murray has given talks at University of California, Irvine, The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Cornell University as well as at conferences including The Society for Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research and Dance, Performance Studies International, American Society for Theater Research, and Digital Media and Learning. Ferro-Murray’s choreography has been shown at The American College Dance Festival New England, Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley, The Milk Bar in Oakland, CA, and ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, CA.

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At 9:58am on October 5, 2011, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…

Welcome to the network! I was just at Berkley last month talking to one of Shannon Jackson's classes about Big Art Group. Awesome group!


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Posted on July 19, 2012 at 1:58pm 0 Comments

Erin Jonhson and I are working on a new piece called "Bobinetting" for the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose this January. More information to come soon, but until then: 

Bobinetting is the contemporary appropriation of an anachronistic feminist device. In 1832 French ballerina Marie Taglioni dawned the first tutu to dance the ballet La Sylphide. The tutu is made of tulle, light fabric that consists of strong hexagonal stitching. The light and strong makeup of the…


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