Carly Lave is an American choreographer and dancer based in Berlin. Her work seeks to question the self and personal subjectivity through movement, specifically in a female body, pulling on aesthetics of contemporary ballet. She holds a BA in American Studies and Dance from Stanford University where she trained with Alex Ketley, Robert Moses, Bobbi Jene Smith, Diane Frank and Muriel Maffre among others. She was a 2018-2019 US Fulbright Fellow to Germany (in residency with Tanzfabrik Berlin) developing dance with motion-capture technology and Virtual Reality. Her work furthers the human engagement with technology, pushing the boundary of what dance can reveal about the human condition in the 21st century. Currently she is funded by the Goethe Institute developing an international dance workshop series titled “Golem Labor” which works with motion capture technology and movement. Her work has been commissioned by the Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, shown at Uferstudios and Tanzfabrik Berlin; she has also given lectures on art+tech at the Republica Digital Technology conference, and Stanford University, Cottbus Technical University, Lüneberg University, and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She previously worked in San Francisco, California, where her work appeared in theatres including ODC San Francisco, the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and the Joe Goode Annex.
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