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Alyssa Gersony
FLESH BRUSH SKIN SHOW
Friday, Apr 10, 2020 7:00 PM
$10 Suggested Donation - General Admission + Fees

Flesh Brush Skin Show, the premiere of Alyssa Gersony's MFA thesis project, is an interdisciplinary one-woman performance that deconstructs the solo form. Featuring experiments in contemporary dance, theatrical monologue, electronic sound design, and performance art, Flesh Brush Skin Show invites audiences on a journey that blurs the lines between human, object, controller and controlled. (60 minutes)

Photo by Miranda Meyer

Doors will open at 6:30pm & Seating will begin at 6:50pm


** Join us for a post-performance reception!

 - In the gallery located on the second floor


50 tickets will be sold. Please contact the Box Office (319-688-2653) with any accessibility concerns/questions.


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Photo by Miranda Meyer


This performance is an Intimate Onstage Seating event. Intimate events at the Englert (approx. 50 audience members) bring both the audience and the performers onstage together: the connection between artist and audience is direct and electrifying.



Gersony draws on her agility and strength to portray the living fight within a body in captivity and under siege. At times, that unmistakable life flares, equally disturbing and impressive.” — Eva Yaa Asantewaa, InfiniteBody


Flesh Brush Skin Show, the premiere of Alyssa Gersony's MFA thesis project, is an interdisciplinary one-woman performance that deconstructs the solo form. Featuring experiments in contemporary dance, theatrical monologue, electronic sound design, and performance art, Flesh Brush Skin Show invites audiences on a journey that blurs the lines between human, object, controller and controlled. (60 minutes)


Alyssa Gersony (b.1990) is an experimental dance artist based in New York City since 2012. Her work has been presented by Gibney Dance, Movement Research at the Judson Church, the Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, and Triskelion Arts. She is currently a research assistant to Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, and previously worked as a choreographic assistant under Thomas Lehmen and Grisha Coleman. Alyssa is completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Choreography and Intermedia Performance at the University of Iowa, under the Iowa Arts Fellowship and Graduate College Fellowship.


Alyssa holds a BFA in Dance and a BA in Interdisciplinary Performance from Arizona State University. She is deeply influenced by socially engaged art practices, and while she isn't dancing, she serves children and adults with visual impairments as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and Orientation and Mobility Specialist.