Julie Mayo is an artist creating dance works that value the intersection of the uncanny and the quotidian. Re-contextualizing daily experience through performance, Mayo makes works governed by an absurdist sensibility, with a reverence for the inseparability of the comic and the tragic, the ordinary and the remarkable, and the individual and the collective. For Mayo, choreography is a medium disposed toward psychological complexity, felt experience, embodied paradox and is an opportunity for performer and audience to consider ourselves, intimately, as the unnameable.
Mayo is a 2017 -19 Movement Research artist-in-residence, a 2014 Fresh Tracks artist at New York Live Arts, and is the recipient of residencies at Ucross, Djerassi, and Yaddo. She has received commissions from The Kitchen (Dance and Process), The Chocolate Factory (2018), Gibney Dance, New York Live Arts, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and from several independent performers. Mayo has also shown work at Movement Research at the Judson Church, Dixon Place, JACK and Brooklyn Studios for Dance in New York, and nationally at experimental venues NOHspace (San Francisco), Links Hall (Chicago), Firehouse Theater (Richmond), <fidget space> (Philadelphia) and Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles),