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A black and white composite image of shira kagan-shafman dancing and Leandria Lott playing violin beneath a cloudy sky.

Anchor in Continuum Dance Performance

Friday, Jan 27, 2023

Poster House is thrilled to welcome dancer and choreographer Shira Kagan-Shafman and violinist and composer Leandria Lott for a new performance piece created in conversation with the exhibition Masked Vigilantes on Silent Motorbikes. Much like the acclaimed exhibition, this production blurs the boundaries among multiple artistic mediums. Together, the pair will explore the tension between the inevitability of change and the permanence of time, allowing viewers to experience a Poster House exhibition in a new and engaging way.

Shira Kagan-Shafman (she/her) is a dancer and choreographer based in New York City. In 2021, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance from The New School and spent time in Israel participating in DanceJerusalem and Batsheva Dance Company’s Summer Course for outstanding dance students. She has performed professionally in works by Caitlin Corbett, Kelley Donovan, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Peggy Florin, Dean Moss, Rebecca Stenn, Jess Pretty, Mariana Valencia, and Joanna Kotze. Additionally, she participated in the Arts on Site Residency and Retreat, developing her work To Breathe Over Seas that premiered at Arts on Site in December 2021 and was restaged in March 2022.Currently, Kagan-Shafman works for Ephrat Asherie Dance.

Leandria Lott (she/they) is a Brooklyn-based, multi-faceted musician, teacher, composer, and artist. Their passion has ignited her to explore music around the world. She has performed and participated in workshops and classes in the United Kingdom and Italy, and has toured The Virgin Islands. She has also performed with Stevie Wonder and Kirk Franklin. They work with Arts on Site as a Community Leader, and they are on the board of B.R.I.D.G.E Orchestra, a hip hop orchestra based in Brooklyn, where they act as the Marketing Manager. They play guitar, violin, and sing in the band The Royal Green Rangers with bandmate Brittany Harris.

Image of dancer taken by Noor Eemaan, image of violinist by Steph Russell.