Margaret Paek


Margaret Paek  is a New York based collaborative dance artist who sees dance as a life practice. A Lower Left associate since 2000, she is also influenced by her relationships with contact improvisation, gymnastics, Ensemble Thinking, Alexander Technique, projectLIMB, Dahlia Nayar, Deborah Hay, Barbara Dilley, musician/composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster and their daughter. Margaret has also enjoyed creating with Stochastic Ensemble (co-founder,) projectLIMB, Team Djordjevich, BodyCartography, Keith Hennessy, Lionel Popkin, and Mary Overlie among others. Her work has been presented in Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Switzerland, across the U.S., and at New York venues including the Whitney Museum Biennial 2012, Judson Church, Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, and Joyce SoHo. As the practice of teaching is integral to her creative process, she is faculty at Movement Research, Marymount Manhattan and Manhattanville Colleges and has taught at festivals in Budapest, Berlin, Freiberg, and Stockholm. Margaret has authored articles for Contact Quarterly and learning to loveDANCE more. She is on the board of Marfa Live Arts and Movement Research’s Artist Advisory Council and received her MFA from Hollins University/ADF.