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Initially trained as a ballet dancer, Madeline Hollander (*1986) studied cultural anthropology and visual arts at Barnard College (BA) and Bard College (MFA), New York. Hollander is a careful observer of everyday gestures, not just in the way that people move, but the way that everything does, from vibrating molecules to street traffic. Her choreography draws its kinetic vocabulary from many sources including building evacuation diagrams (“Drill”, 2016) and the Whitney Museum of American Art’s flood mitigation system (“Ouroboros: Gs”, 2019). In 2021, she presented a new commissions for Performa Biennial, New York and BMW Open Work, Frieze London. As a choreographer, Hollander has collaborated with Jordan Peele on his feature film “Us” (2019) and Urs Fischer’s immersive installation “PLAY” at Gagosian, New York (2019) and Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA (2019). She recently choreographed her first ballet, “5 Live Calibrations”, for Los Angeles Dance Project in Los Angeles, that premiered at the Theatre Champs-Elysees, Paris, and the Louvre, Abu Dhabi.