Livia Chesley

Performer and Writer

Livia Chesley is a performer and writer from the Bay Area, California. Her solo works have explored the magnification of inner worlds through mercurial physicality and have been seen in Berlin, Chicago, Asheville, Vermont, Detroit and Massachusetts. She is currently researching falconry, domestic life, and the economic role of marriage in the Victorian era for a new performance work titled Green in the Leaning Wood. Among her teachers, she thanks Sara Shelton Mann, Elena Demyanenko, Miguel Gutierrez, Hilary Clark, Oguri and Avner Eisenberg for their ongoing influence in her practice. She is currently working with Detroit-based company, The Hinterlands.

Photo credit: John Chesley

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