Iréne Hultman Monti

Sweden/United States

Iréne Hultman is a native of Sweden and a New York based choreographer, dancer, and educator in dance and performance. Her current research interest is how media, affect and speculative theories influence movement and art production.

Hultman was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1983 to1988, and served as their rehearsal director from 2006 to 2009. During the latter time she installed Trisha Brown’s Early Work at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Centre George Pompidou, Les Toullieries in Paris to name a few. From 1988 to 2001, Hultman was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance that toured nationally and internationally with: Red-Cap (1992); Blues Yellow Shadow (1993); Tango-Babe (1995); Cascade (1996); Fire and Ice (1997); Nordic Love (1998); Firebird(1998): Love, Betrayal and a Bowling Trophy (2000).

She has choreographed several opera productions including Mozart’s Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute for Drottningholm’s Palace Theater in Stockholm and new operas like Sport och Fritid at The Royal Swedish Opera. 

Hultman is cofounder of Firework and Järna-Brooklyn, Swedish-American cultural entities that encourage interdisciplinary artistic experimentation and exchange. Ms. Hultman has taught internationally at universities and institutions including University of the Arts, Yale University, The New School, Ohio State University, Sarah Lawrence College, École National Supérieure des Beaux-Art de Paris, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts and The Victoria College of Art in Melbourne. Her more recent participation as performer engaged with dance artists like Yanira Castro, Emily Coates, Moriah Evans, Yvonne Rainer and Xavier Le Roy. She is a recipient of grants and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award.

She is currently involved in the global discourse of dance and performance and continues to foster her interests in research and collaborations between artistic fields and across continents. Ms. Hultman is a member of The Bessie Committee and Artist Advisory Board at Danspace Project and serves as faculty in Theater and Performance Studies at Yale University.

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