A. Barbier is a movement artist and performance maker pursuing an MFA in Modern Dance at the University of Utah.
Since entering the program she has performed the works of Anna Azrieli (guest artist) and Daniel Clifton (faculty), received funding from the B.W. Bastian Foundation to produce an evening-length performance that premiered in April 2018, received the endowed Teaching Assistant position with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, and served as rehearsal assistant for guest artist Charles Anderson. Before relocating to Utah, she trained and performed with Of Moving Colors in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for eight seasons. Throughout that time she performed the works of Palo Zustiak, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Sarah Cullen Fuller, Irene Rampino, and John Allen.
Her propensity for questioning the status quo is exhausting yet integral to her identity as a human and artist. Valuing experimentation, individuality, and finding autonomy within the art of dance, her current research simultaneously questions the mechanization of the dancing body and aims to release performance from expected formulas.
She makes things you can watch, touch, participate in, sometimes listen to, but never eat.
She teaches people about creativity, body movin’, queerness, performance, and the French language.
As a person of multiple marginalized identities, she firmly stands with #blacklivesmatter #lgbtqiapride #believesurvivors
photos by Dat Nguyen/MotionVivid