Media; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Performers and Writers
Alyssa Noble graduated with her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010, and moved to NC in 2011. She has been a member of the Durham dance community since 2011 as a student, a community organizer with Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA), an independent choreographer, a dramaturg, an arts activist, and a performer. She has self-produced two evening-length works as co-director of A+A Dance Company – What You Want in 2017 and Don’t Get Any Ideas, Little Lady in 2019 – in addition to performing her own work solo and performing work by other local artists.
Creatively, Alyssa is interested in finding ways that she can use dancemaking to challenge the notion that vulnerable or charged emotional exchanges should be reserved for only our closest personal relationships. She is also interested in subverting the notion that women need to be polite (i.e. not angry or emotional) in public spaces, and in pushing the audience-performer relationship beyond the traditional passive observer framework.
Alyssa’s overarching artistic practice goals are to prioritize work that supports independent artist vitality and to engage audiences in critical thinking around dance. She aims to create and participate in projects that initiate and continue important societal conversations, to increase the inclusivity and accessibility levels of all of the projects that she is involved in, and to create and share resources as broadly as possible with other independent artists.