Michelle Ellsworth

Michelle Ellsworth is a dancer, choreographer, video maker, writer, cartoonist, and web designer. In her performances, Ellsworth combines dance with technology, humorously confronting issues such as biodiversity or problems with the shrinkage of the Y chromosome. Since 2007, she has created performable websites that exist as independent sites as well as live pieces. The recipient of a prestigious fellowship from United States Artists honoring leading artists nationally, Ellsworth uses text and movement as a foundation to weave together her signature wit, humor and inquisitiveness. She is noted for her prolific video art, which has included a series of tailor-made motivational videos. Ellsworth has performed at On the Boards, Seattle, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and Dance Theater Workshop in New York. She has received commissions from DTW, DiverseWorks, Houston, National Performance Network, and the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs Department. She is currently Assistant Professor in Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder.

"artistically wild, scientifically accurate movement/theater..." - The Denver PostPerformance


Phone Homer (2012)

Noted video and performing artist Michelle Ellsworth unleashes a one woman, multimedia portrayal of Clytemnestra, the woman left behind as her husband Agamemnon serves as leader of the Greeks in Troy. In Phone Homer she uses series of instructional videos, Skype calls with characters from The Iliad, a kinetic alphabet modeled after the Kinect, hamburger sacrifices, and an entire internet constructed specifically for this show to interpret this mythic character.