Candice Salyers

Woman wearing a red dress in dramatic dance pose
Candice Salyers

Photo by Jim Coleman. Used with permission.

Candice Salyers
Candice Salyers

Candice Salyers, of Hattiesburg, MS, is a dancer and multi-disciplinary artist whose work integrates text, poetic images, and movement to create both intimate and large-scale installations and performances. Her dance work has been shown in landscapes and stages in the U.S., U.K., Estonia, Ireland, Spain, Hungary, Morocco, and the Czech Republic and has been supported and presented by residencies and theaters including Redfern Arts Center, Vermont Performance Lab, Ko Festival of Performance, Bates Dance Festival, Arte & Ecologia (Spain), ACSL (Armenia), and Green Olive Arts (Morocco). She was one of 10 US artists selected to participate in an international exchange between National Dance Project (US) and Culture Ireland (IE). Her Ph.D. work explored intersections of dance performance, feminist theories, and environmental philosophy, and she also holds an MFA and MDiv.

Her recent solo performance project explores different physical and conceptual perspectives on female sainthood and includes dances created for both landscape and stage spaces. Candice was awarded a Choreographic Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her choreographic and performance work and a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Association of University Women for her writing. She also pursues dance performance as a means of humanitarian service and international peacebuilding. She was recently one of the first dancers invited to speak at the Society for European Philosophy, and her publications include contributions to Tanz, Bewegung, und Spiritualität, The Journal of Environmental Philosophy, and the Journal of Performance and Mindfulness. Visit her website


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