Ana Baer Carrillo
"As a choreographer and videographer, my philosophy is to provide a habitat for experimentation, creation and reflection. I craft dance and video with the purpose of expressing the inner condition of underrepresented communities -- indigenous, subcultures, women, and the abject poor, being a few." - Ana Baer
Ana Baer Carrillo is a Mexican-American video-choreographer living in the US. Her work is composed of a variety of dance for camera, choreography, as well as interdisciplinary performances. She works across several fields and genres, maintaining a clear dance-centric conceptual line in her research agenda.
Internationally active since 1990, Ana Baer Carrillo has been commissioned to create video installations, multidisciplinary work and choreography by the John Cage Foundation, Stadttheather Giessen and Tanz Compagnie Giessen in Germany, Universidad Michoacana de Morelia and Contra Danza in Mexico, Performance Inventions in France, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Michelle Ellsworth, Syzygy Butoh, and Sweet Edge in the US, among others. Baer Carrillo will be presenting her latest work as a video installation with live performance at the Texas State University Galleries in October 2018.
Baer Carrillo is a founding member of Avant Media and Merge Dance Company. She has been Artistic Director of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema since 2004. In 2014 she co-founded the Intercontinental cross-disciplinary group WECreate Productions with Artist Heike Salzer to expand her explorations in the site-specific screendance genre. A proponent of Practice as Research, her artistic inquires include: collaborative arts production, notions of identity/home/roots, and Post-Colonial theories through embodied practices.
She holds a teacher certificate from the Royal Academy of Dance, a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Choreography from Centro Nacional de las Artes, and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Dance with an emphasis on Video from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Currently, she is a Professor of Dance at Texas State University. Additionally, she has taught at: Centro Nacional de las Artes, Mexico City, Mexico; Universidad Michoacana, Morelia, Mexico; Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany; Teesside University Middlesbrough, UK; University of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee; The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado and Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Baer Carrillo was recently recognized by Texas State University with the Excellence in Diversity Award, the Verena and Kenneth J. Wilson Latin American Research Fellowship and the Presidential Seminar Award 2018 for her Scholarly/Creative work. In 2017 she was nominated for the Austin Table Digital Award. Additionally, in 2013 she received the Dean's Seminar and the Scholarly/Creative Achievement Awards from the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Texas State University. In 2011 her collaborative piece "disappear here" was recognized as an ATLAS Innovator by the ATLAS Institute in Boulder, Colorado. Previously, Baer Carrillo had been recognized by the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder County Arts Alliance and Centro Nacional de las Artes, in Mexico City for her contribution to the fields of dance and video.