April Sellers Dance Collective - WHO ARE WE?
Through the creation process, the performers and choreographer of the April Sellers Dance Collective become collaborators. Each performance is crafted through community outreach, arduous research, and introspection. With the tender hearts of anarchists, ASDC looks at life’s most extreme moments with humor and offers alternative pathways.
Formed by April Sellers in 2002, the April Sellers Dance Collective (ASDC) is nationally recognized for their gender-bending, feminist-infused performances. Led by Sellers’ choreography and fueled with dance craft, controlled bedlam and superb comedic chops, ASDC’s work has long explored sexual identity in a binary world (Jousting, 2014 and In Her Place, 2000), queer feminism (Big Baby, 2014 and Double Drag, 2015), rituals of loss (Unveiling Grace), and the body’s vulnerability (The V Project, 2007). ASDC celebrates complex expressions of gender and identity in their highly-crafted performances
In 2019 Choreographer April Sellers received a Minnesota State Arts Board Initiative Grant, Candy Box Festival Commission, Tofte Lake Center Residency and Center for Performing Arts New Works Residency. The Right Here Showcase, Intermedia Arts, Southern Theater, Red Eye Theater, and Dancing Queerly have also commissioned works. Prior awards: McKnight Choreography Fellowship, City Pages Artist of the Year, Sage Award for Outstanding Performance, MRAC Next Step, Maggie Allessee National Center for Choreography Residency, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Thesis Residency, where she received an MFA in Dance.