"Beth is intentionally engaged in a constant iterative practice of both creating for the stage and designing her daily life in equal measure. I’ve never met a more consistent and grounded human being who is simultaneously engaged in the arts field and within the science community, while also modeling that these worlds are indeed not worlds apart, but rather exist along a continuum of internal and external manifestations of thought, practice, perception and experience." - Amy Miller, GDC Director
Beth Graczyk is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and scientist who aims to spark creative dialogue through performance, teaching, and contemporary dance-based projects focusing on inclusion and celebration of LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. Graczyk seeks innovation through rigorous collaborations with creative experts in different fields including science and technology to inspire a greater accessibility of ideas through time-based community engagements.
Beth Graczyk is a Brooklyn-based dance artist and scientist who aims to spark creative dialogue through performance, teaching, and contemporary dance-based projects with a focus on LGBTQIA+ and disability inclusion. Graczyk has performed throughout the United States and internationally in Japan, Ecuador, France, China and India for the past 18 years. In NYC, her solo works have been presented by Gibney, La MaMa, Judson Church, Jack, Triskelion, CPR, Movement Research, Oye Group, Kraine Theater, Chez Bushwick and through Pioneers Goes East Collective. She is commissioned to make a new dance work with Interact Theater in Minneapolis with their LGBTQIA+ artists, and will tour through the MN Touring Arts Grant to 4 cities starting at the Mayo Clinic in 2021. She has a collaborative partnership with John Gutierrez (G^2), in which they co-teach improvisation and create performance works together. In addition, Beth partners with BAIRA in Detroit as a teaching and creative collaborator, is a resident artist for NYC-based Pioneers Go East Collective, and is on Faculty at Peridance Contemporary Dance Center. Graczyk travels annually to India to work as an educator and choreographer with Kerala-based artists Sen Jansen and Arunima Gupta. Concurrently, she is an author on 10 science publications in the field of cancer research and a Research Specialist at Rockefeller University. In October 2020 Beth received a Pilot Award from Rockefeller University with collaborator Guadalupe Astorga for research on visual perception in Autism. She co-directed the performance company Salt Horse in Seattle with Corrie Befort and Angelina Baldoz from 2008-2016. @bethgraczyk
Beth Graczyk Productions, Inc is committed to anti-racism practices through self-education, community engagement, and sustaining connections and support with individuals and organizations engaging in the work.
Video & edit: Rooftop, Beth Graczyk