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COMPANIES

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2012-ongoing
  • Marion Walker: music, film, visual art, and performance company

- co-director, composer/musician, filmmaker, choreographer, performer, graphic designer

2011-ongoing
  • Saint Genet: performance/visual art company

- choreographer, performer

2011-2012
  • Rollin’ Hazard: band

- composer, piano, vocals

2010-ongoing
  • Dayna Hanson: dance/theater/music performance company

- dancer, musician, actor, choreographic collaborator

2009-2012
  • The Gargle Blasters: band

- composer, guitar

2006-2010
  • locust: dance/music/video performance company

- dancer

2005-ongoing
  • Dead Bird Movement: dance performance and film production company

- artistic and administrative director, choreographer, performer, film editor, costume/set/lighting/graphic designer

2004-2005
  • SOM: dance/music/video performance company

- dancer

  • Acorn Dance: dance performance company

- dancer

2003
  • LeGendre Performance: dance performance company

- dancer

2003-2009
  • Implied Violence: theater performance company

- founding member, movement director/choreographer, performer

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CHOREOGRAPHY (also performed in most productions)

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2013-2014
  • Paradisiacal Rites (Saint Genet production)

- Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada

- Donau Festival, Krems, Austria

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

2012
  • Ecdysis (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Methow Valley Community Center, Twisp, WA

- Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA

- Vermillion, Seattle, WA

- The Black Lodge, Seattle, WA

2011
  • Transports of Delirium: First Conversion, Defiance of All, and Sacred History (series of Saint Genet productions)

- former Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA

  • Trios (Dead Bird Movement production)

- PROJECT: Space Available, Seattle, WA

  • Craning Revisited (Dead Bird Movement production)

- The Pink Door, Seattle, WA

2008-2009
  • Thrashoholic (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Pozen Center, Boston, MA

- West Street Market, Reno, NV

- 21 Grand, Oakland, CA

- eighteen-thirty, Los Angeles, CA

- The Underground, Reno, NV

- 85 South Hanford, Seattle, WA

- K.D. Japon, Nagoya, Japan

- Village, Kyoto, Japan

- Organ’s Melody, Yamaguchi, Japan

- Café Flying Teapot, Tokyo, Japan

- Artland, Tokyo, Japan

  • this letter a lie (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

  • Flinch Not and Give Not Back (Implied Violence production)

- The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY

  • Our Summary in Sequence: BarleyGirl, Versus, and Eat Fight Fuck (a trilogy of Implied Violence productions)

- A warehouse in South Lake Union, Seattle, WA

2006-2007
  • Entry by Entrance (Dead Bird Movement production)

- All City Coffee, Seattle, WA

- Branx, Portland, OR

- ATA, San Francisco, CA

- 21 Grand, Oakland, CA

- eighteen-thirty, Los Angeles, CA

  • In Between More And More History (Implied Violence production)

- Smoke Farm, Arlington, WA

  • Tough Luck for Marshmallow Face (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Vill-Ville, Seattle, WA

- Someday Lounge, Portland, OR

  • The Air is Peopled with Cruel and Fearsome Birds (Implied Violence production)

- Vill-Ville, Seattle, WA

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

- extensive West Coast tour

  • Solo Platform (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Gallery 1412, Seattle, WA

- Someday Lounge, Portland, OR

  • cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes, yes and more cupcakes (Implied Violence production)

- Contemporary Gallery, Reno, NV

  • Seneca & 4th (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

  • Craning (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

  • Die Wandlung (Implied Violence production)

- CoCa, Seattle, WA

2004-2005
  • Cavity (Dead Bird Movement production)

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

  • Everything Without Exception (Implied Violence production)

- Vertebrae Theater, Seattle, WA

  • All Sleep Here (Implied Violence production)

- Vertebrae Theater, Seattle, WA

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VIDEOS/FILMS

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2015
  • We Won't Be In Love Much Longer, Digital (Marion Walker production)

- The Loving Cup, Reno, NV

- NewMusicBox, US Online Premiere

- Exclaim!, Canadian Online Premiere

2012
  • 4X4X48, Digital (Marion Walker production)

- Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2009-2011
  • Left and Leaving, Super 8mm (Dead Bird Movement production)

- All City Coffee, Seattle, WA

- 85 South Hanford, Seattle, WA

- Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival, Seattle, WA

- FRED Wildlife Refuge, Seattle, WA

2006-2013
  • In Memory of Corrosion, Super 16mm (Dead Bird Movement production)

- An Evening of Dance Cinema, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

- Slamdance Anarchy Film Festival, Online

- Worldwide Short Film Festival (official selection), Toronto, Canada

- Dance Camera West Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA

- Cinematic Experiments from the Pacific Northwest Film Festival, Macedonia

- Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival (nominated for best short film), Seattle, WA

- Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2005
  • Rivet/Rivulet, 24P MiniDV (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Kozy Kino, Seattle, WA

- Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2004
  • Berlin Spiel, 24P MiniDV (Dead Bird Movement production)

- Kozy Kino, Seattle, WA

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DISCOGRAPHY

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2015
  • Serious Picnic, 3 song EP (Marion Walker)
 
  • Marion Walker/Plastic Caves Split, 2 song split 7" (Marion Walker)
 
  • Guide to Permanent Oblivion Vol III, Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! Compilation (Marion Walker)
2014
  • November Summertime, 8 song EP (Marion Walker)
2013
  • The Smokescreen Demos, 3 song EP (Marion Walker)
 
  • The Magnolia Sessions, 6 song EP (Marion Walker)
2012
  • Songs for Permanent Oblivion Vol II, Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! Compilation (Marion Walker)

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AWARDS & HONORS

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2014
  • New Music USA Grant (Marion Walker)
2013
  • PROJECT: Space Available, Artists in Residence, Seattle, WA (Marion Walker)
2011
  • Mighty Tieton, Artists in Residence, Tieton, WA (Saint Genet)
  • PROJECT: Space Available, Artist in Residence, Seattle, WA (Dead Bird Movement)
2007-2008
  • Watermill Center, Artists in Residence, Water Mill, NY (Implied Violence)
  • The Stranger Genius Award (Implied Violence)
  • Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation Grant
  • 4Culture, Individual Projects Grant
  • Artist Trust, GAP Grant
  • 911 Media Arts Center, Artist in Residence, Seattle, WA (Dead Bird Movement)
  • Impulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival, DanceWEB Europe Scholarship
  • Washington State Arts Commission, Professional Development Assistance Program Grant
  • Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs/City of Seattle, smART ventures Grant
  • Art Patch Healthy Funding Grant
2005-2006
  • Artist Trust, GAP Grant
  • Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation Grant
  • Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs/City of Seattle, City Artists Grant

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PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

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2013-2016
  • Marion Walker (live music performance)

- extensive US touring

  • Dayna Hanson, Improvement Club (feature film)

- SXSW, Austin, TX

- SIFF, Seattle, WA

- Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia, MO

- Tacoma Film Festival (Best Regional Film), Tacoma, WA

2009-2012
  • Amy O/Tiny Rage, Off the Grid (dance short film)

- Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

  • Dayna Hanson, Gloria’s Cause (live dance/music performance)

- T:BA Festival, Portland, OR

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

- The PuSh Festival, Vancouver, B.C.

- REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

- Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX

- Miami Light Project, Miami, FL

  • Rollin’ Hazard (live music performance)

- numerous shows, Seattle, WA

  • The Gargle Blasters (live music performance)

- numerous shows, Seattle, WA

  • locust, Crushed (live dance performance)

- The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA

- T:BA Festival, Portland, OR

- ODC, San Francisco, CA

- The Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MN

- Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

- UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico

2006-2007
  • locust, Mockumentary (live dance performance)

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

- University of Montana, Missoula, MT

- Sushi Performing Arts, San Diego, CA

2005
  • Acorn Dance, Slice (live dance performance)

- Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

  • SOM (Sonic/Optic/Movement), And to a Cycle (live dance performance)

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

2004
  • SOM (Sonic/Optic/Movement), Flux (live dance performance)

- Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

  • Amy O'Neal, (Conveniently) Interrupted (live dance performance)

- Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

2003
  • LeGendre Performance, Blue Space (live dance performance)

- Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

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CURATION EXPERIENCE

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2013
  • An Evening of Dance Cinema Curated by Marion Walker

- Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV

2006
  • Guest Curator for 12 Minutes Max

- On the Boards, Seattle, WA

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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2014
  • Saint Genet master class, modern dance technique, professional dancers

- Luminato Festival, Toronto, Canada

2013
  • Marion Walker's Dance Film Workshop, 5-day open-level

- The Holland Project, Reno, NV

  • Saint Genet master class, modern dance technique, intermediate/advanced dancers

- Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2011-ongoing
  • Saint Genet company class, modern dance technique/partnering, non-dancers
2007
  • locust teaching assistant, modern dance technique/partnering, all levels

- University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2004
  • Contact Improvisation master class, partnering, open-level

- Luscious Studio, Seattle, WA

2003-2009
  • Implied Violence company class, modern dance technique/partnering, non-dancers

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EDUCATION

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2001-2003
  • Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA (Dance major)
1999-2001
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA (Dance major)