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ARCOS is a multi/trans/inter/anti-disciplinary group using dance and technology to imagine new possible futures. We primarily create via a method of hacking, or repurposing everyday technologies into performance, to inspire others to become more regular hackers of the systems in which we all operate. We hold an expansive understanding of technology that includes language, movement systems (like dance), and identity construction, as well as our material devices and the less visible network infrastructures that they access. We understand our bodies as highly intelligent, already hybrid, and existing in multiple spaces in nonlinear time. We consider our process and performance projects as rehearsals for survival in an increasingly complex world; growing our capacity to hold that complexity in ourselves and with each other.

hybrid artworks presented in part by:

Art Rights Truth
Centro Cultural Colombo Americano
UNESCO Creative Cities
American Dance Festival
CURRENTS New Media Festival
McCallum Choreography Festival
SITE Santa Fe
{254} DanceFest
Online Performance Art Festival
Barnstorm Dance Fest
Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
CounterCurrent Festival
Dance Gallery Festival
Ammerman Symposium on Arts and Technology
Engagement: Symposium of Philosophy and Dance
Edinburgh Festival Fringe

ARCOS offers arts training, development, and service programming rooted in the slow, insistent work of imagining a more equitable future. Our programs provide multiple paths towards changework, ranging from the deeply personal to the widely relational. These programs take the shape of weekly class series, workshops, academic residencies microgrants, fiscal sponsorship, and production mentorship for independent performing artists. We understand our work to be a relational, rather than transactional, practice of sharing resources, knowledge, and care.

academic residencies

Texas State University
Colorado College
Texas A&M University
Connecticut College
University of Colorado Boulder
University of North Texas
Goddard College
University of Michigan
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Macalester College

artist residencies

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Playa Summerlake
Signal Culture
Ucross Foundation


Theatre Design & Technology
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Dance and Philosophy

grants and awards

The National Endowment for the Arts
New Mexico Arts
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Donors Trust
Rea Charitable Trust
Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation
Foundation for Contemporary Arts
City of Austin Cultural Arts Division





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