Norah Zuniga Shaw
Choreographer Norah Zuniga Shaw is currently Assistant Professor and director of Dance and Technology at the Ohio State University where she teaches courses in interdisciplinary composition, improvisation, and critical theory as well as applied technologies for dancers. Her research focuses on interdisciplinary engagements with embodied knowledge and the translation of choreographic information from dance to data to interactive visualizations. Zuniga Shaw presents frequently on her creative research as an invited lecturer at venues in the United States and Europe including Spring Dance 09 Utrecht, Hebbel Theater Berlin, Sadler’s Wells London, Tanzkongress 09 Kampnagel Hamburg and Harvestworks in New York City. She most recently collaborated with PACT Zollverein in 2009 during EXPLORATIONEN conducted by tanzplan essen 2010. Norah Zuniga Shaw worked with William Forsythe and Maria Palazzi as Co-Creative Director for the interactive media project ›Synchronous Objects‹. Since its launch at the Wexner Center for the Arts in April 2009, ›Synchronous Objects‹ has received numerous honors including ›Best of Show-Interactive‹ and a ›Judge’s Choice Award‹ at the Columbus Society for Communicating Arts (CSCA), a feature in Communication Arts Interactive Annual 16, finalist in the 2009 Adobe MAX Awards, and inclusion as a featured work in SIGGRAPH Information Aesthetics Showcase. Her recent artistic commissions include an interactive sound performance for ICMC2007 Copenhagen with circus artist Jerome Thomas, three new dances for television (WOSU PBS), and performances for NANO at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.