Artist Profiles



anna thompson and taylor knight, are co-founders of performance entity, slowdanger. Together, they fuse sound and movement through contemporary and postmodern dance frameworks, using integrative technology, vocalization, and ontological examination to engage in collaborative work. Performers manifest as a non-binary entity that is one body amassed of multiple bodies in space. slowdanger continuously transforms its shape to adapt to a variety of different containers with the shared intention of providing embodied, visceral experiences for their audiences. slowdanger has been featured in Dance Magazine’s ‘ 25 to Watch’, The MoMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, Springboard Danse Montreal, Usine C, Dance Place and more. They were Creatives in Residence at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at CMU and Performers in Residence at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2019. slowdanger has received support from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Heinz Endowments, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation and The Opportunity Fund. Currently, taylor and anna are Associate Professors of Dance at Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.