Ashley Ferro-Murray

Curator, Theater and Dance

Ashley Ferro-Murray is Curator, Theater and Dance here at EMPAC. She is currently adviser for the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University, a curator for Body, Image, Movement Biennial of multimedia dance works in Madrid, Spain, and recently taught on the faculty of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Institute for Digital Technologies in Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Georgia.

Commissions and co-productions include works by Mallory Catlett, Trajal Harrell, Maria Hassabi, Ali Moini, Andrew Schneider, Alice Sheppard, and Yara Travieso.

Publications include “Transborder Immigrant Tool: Choreographic Resistance in the US-Mexican Borderlands” in HemiPress Gestures and “Technologies of Performance: Machinic Staging and Corporeal Choreographies” in A Cultural History of Theater: The Modern Age published by Bloomsbury Press.

Ferro-Murray holds a PhD in performance studies with emphasis in new media from the University of California, Berkeley.

Events and Residencies

2020

Dance/Theater, Residency
Ni’Ja Whitson
Dance/Theater, Talk, Commission
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
Dance/Theater, Residency
Michelle Ellsworth
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Christopher K. Morgan
Dance/Theater, Residency
Christopher K. Morgan
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Work in Progress
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
Su Wen-Chi

2019

Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Residency
Yanira Castro and Stephan Moore
Dance/Theater, Music/Sound, Residency
Yanira Castro and Stephan Moore
Talk
Ann Cvetkovich
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Talk
Ashon Crawley
Dance/Theater
Taldans
Dance/Theater, Residency
Dance/Theater, Talk
Sydney Skybetter
Talk, Tour
with Vic Brooks and Ashley Ferro-Murray
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
Su Wen-Chi
Dance/Theater
Findlay//Sandsmark
Dance/Theater, Residency
Findlay//Sandsmark
Talk
Mel Y. Chen
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Commission, Residency
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham
Dance/Theater, Talk
Thomas F. DeFrantz
Season
Dance/Theater, Residency
jumatatu m. poe and Jermone “Donte” Beacham

2018

Dance/Theater
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
Dance/Theater
Alice Sheppard / Kinetic Light
Talk, Workshop
Chris Chafe
Talk, Workshop
Chris Chafe
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission
Maria Hassabi
Dance/Theater
Trajal Harrell
Dance/Theater
Trajal Harrell
Dance/Theater
Trajal Harrell
Dance/Theater, Commission
Yara Travieso
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission
Maria Hassabi
Festival
Celebrating 10 years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
Talk
Dawna Ballard
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Dance/Theater, Commission
Mary Armentrout Dance Theater
Season
10th Anniversary Season
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
Dance/Theater, Installation, Commission, Residency
Maria Hassabi
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Performance, Commission, Residency
Yara Travieso
Dance/Theater
Ni'Ja Whitson
Dance/Theater, Performance, Installation
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
Dance/Theater, Performance, Installation
Mallory Catlett / Restless NYC
Dance/Theater, Commission
Elena Demyanenko and Erika Mijlin
Talk
Patrick Keilty
Season

2017

Dance/Theater, Talk
Ali Moini
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress
Listening Creates an Opening
Dance/Theater, Work in Progress, Performance
Echo/Archive
Talk
Abigail De Kosnik
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Performance, Commission
Andrew Schneider
Season
Dance/Theater, Performance
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Performance
Andrew Schneider
Season
Dance/Theater, Performance
Trajal Harrell
Dance/Theater, Film/Video, Workshop
Mary Armentrout
Dance/Theater, Performance, Work in Progress
Andrew Schneider
Dance/Theater, Talk
Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design / Susan Kozel
Dance/Theater, Performance
Okwui Okpokwasili
Talk, Demo
Sarah Juliet Lauro
Talk, Demo
Sarah Juliet Lauro
Talk
Millennials, Hashtag Activism, and the New DIY Movements / Anna Everett
Season

2016

Dance/Theater, Talk, Workshop
Naomi Bragin
Dance/Theater, Performance
Jonah Bokaer
Season