Alyza DelPan-Monley

is creating movement design - for dance and theater and more

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About Alyza DelPan-Monley

Hello all!

My name is Alyza (they/she) and I am a Seattle-based dancer, choreographer, performance artist and director, seeking to brighten my surroundings with splashes of whimsy, human connection and goofy possibilities. I believe at my core that movement is for everyone, and that movement has the supernatural power to express our internal and connect us to the external. 
I love dancing in every context - the way commuters rattle and sway on the subway, the happy knee bobbles that babies do while they learn to walk, the spatial orientations and contagious hyping that happens at a concert - it's always exciting to find the unexpected places where dance shows up or the intuitive surprises that happens with movement as the access point. I believe that dance can burst bubbles and repurpose awkward into awesome, tough into tender (and back to tough if needed), can help assist in telling your story, or can tell a story all on its own. 

Over the past few years, I have been intentionally whittling down the non-art related jobs that I do. I am proud to say that I am now am a full-time freelance artist. This has allowed me to take on productions of all kinds. Scroll down to see a summary of the 18 projects I've worked on so far in 2019. It is a constant hustle and I am grateful to have so many opportunities to do such incredible unique art. In my eagerness to keep growing and thriving, and I am now at a place where I would like to ask for your support. 

I am looking for sustained support to accomplish these main goals:
1. Focus deeper on projects: I would like to be able to really prioritize and deepen the work I'm doing. Many of the projects that I care passionately about, are unpaid or have minimal stipends, but these are also the projects that sustain my creative charge. This would mean working on a couple less projects in the upcoming year, but allowing myself to really focus and prioritize the research and prep work. 
2. Share my knowledge: Working on all these projects, I have acquired quite a few best practices, and I would like to be able to invest the time in codifying these techniques and ideas to paper or video in order to share with my theater/dance/greater community. 
3. Continue to learn: I still have a lot more to growing and learning to do. I want to find ways to use the art and the art-making processes I am a part of to do more: to compel audiences into action, to advocate for self-care and healthy group dynamics within our rehearsal rooms, and  to prioritize visibility of marginalized groups in performance art inside of creative environments shaped for those same marginalized individuals to thrive.

As a supporter of my work, you will get the insider scoop into my art-making process, to show you all the things you don't see in the final stage-product. You can expect videos of my dance brainstorms, snapshots of my notes and choreography storyboards, works-in-progress, and the occasional theoretical rumination via blog post. 



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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 28 exclusive posts
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