The Kennedy Center

Sharon Mansur


Sharon Mansur/ impact performance
Directed by Sharon Mansur, impact performance develops contemporary performance work, both choreographic and improvisational, that examines the relationship between personal awareness of the self and finding a physical language to express that. The dynamic interplay between the public and private individual, including the universal desire to conceal certain aspects of self and reveal others is a primary focus. Sharon Mansur/ impact performance will be presented by Dixon Place in NYC on April 28, and at Dance Place, May 17-18 as part of a shared evening with Lesa McLaughlin. Sharon Mansur is a DC based dancer, improviser, choreographer and community organizer. Her work has been presented throughout the DC Metro area for the past ten years in various venues as well as in New York City, the MidAtlantic region, England, and Argentina. Sharon has collaborated and performed with various contemporary dance artists including Daniel Burkholder, Clare Byrne, Kitty Clark, Cyrus Khambatta, Joanna Rotkin, Sara Rudner, and Marcy Schlissel, among others. She received an Individual Artist Award in Solo Dance Performance from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2002 and support from the Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation for the creation of the improvisational work Still Life. She is a co-curator of the DC International Improvisation Plus+ Festival, along with Daniel Burkholder, Cyrus Khambatta, Peter Fraize, and festival founder Maida Withers. Sharon currently teaches contemporary dance at Dance Place and George Mason University, and is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst.
Sharon Mansur