Frances Chiaverini is a solo performing and multi-disciplinary artist and teacher. Her work addresses [female] economies imposed on the body, as told through performative posturing, formalized dance aesthetics, cyber media, and public discourse. Based in Frankfurt, Chiaverini is a founding member of Host Organization fOr proDuction (HOOD) and co-founder of Whistle While You Work (WWYW) with Robyn Doty. In 2014, she created Best of America Loves, a setting for performative improvisational events at STORE contemporary gallery in Dresden. A member of The Forsythe Company in its final three seasons, Chiaverini has since worked with Adam Linder and is a choreographic consultant to Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner Anne Imhof. She also directs professional improvisation and compositional performance workshops internationally.
Robyn Doty is originally from the United States but has been living in Frankfurt for the last seven years. She is writing her master’s thesis about social media, memory, and social movements at Goethe University Frankfurt and has studied transcultural, media, and memory studies. Doty is the co-founder of Whistle While You Work (WWYW) with Frances Chiaverini, a platform against sexual harassment and discrimination in dance and the performative arts. She has collaborated with Chiaverini, Katja Chereneva, and Nadine Fraczkowki on projects such as BOHL’s series of short films, book-based choreography and performance. Doty recently released the Cards Against Contemporary Dance game in April 2018 with Chereneva, while also working with Roderick George’s kNoName Artist dance company in Berlin as a writer and dramaturge.
As of April 2018