Cari Ann Shim Sham* is a wild artist who enjoys hunting edible mushrooms and making magical manipulations of movement. Known for strong surreal images and precise rhythm of the edit, her visual artistry, opens up the viewer’s body through emotional sensation, powerful visuals, provocative sound and engaging movement. Her live work and video art has shown at Jacob’s Pillow, PS 21, Peak Performances, the Joyce Soho, along with tech residencies at Krannert, Clarice Smith Art Center, Danspace in NYC, Dance Place, DC and numerous times at REDCAT including the NOW Festival & RADAR LA, with her film work screened at Laemmle Sunset 7, Mann Chinese Theater, and the United Nations General Assembly, 160+ festivals internationally including Cannes, Austin, Seattle, Dance Camera West and DFA garnering numerous awards. She serves as the Director for the Topanga Film Festival, has curated dance for camera for DCW and TFF for the past 8 years, teaches Dance for Camera at UCLA, and is the recipient of the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship, the Chime’s Choreographer Mentorship Exchange and was a mentor for the ODC Pilot Program’s first ever multi-media residency. She is currently developing video artistry for dance theater by Kevin Williamson and Lionel Popkin, and in pre-production on a dance film with David Rousseve. She is collaborating with Emily Beattie on her “dream solos project” a female solo dance and technology performance co-op, shooting a film for Director Marta Renzi, and directing a Virtual Reality project for Anne Hiatt’s Opera on Tap Company which just received a grant from Opera America. She is over the moon delighted to be teaching at NYU TISCH Dance and serving as the Filmmaker/Documentarian/Photographer for the NYU Global Institute of Dance & Music directed by Andy Teirstein.


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