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    Artist Statement

   I’m constantly acknowledging the body as a run-on sentence, as I embrace the excessive body
   that has too much to say and that instead emerges from the depths and contours of feeling,
   thinking, moving, drawing from house dance to head banging to dynamic meditation to metal
   dancing to stay present inside of a flood of sensation and energy, which remains open and
   overflows the skin container so that the body perpetually spills its breaths and organs,
   trembling in its attempts to contain a multiplicity of selves, forces that are capable of coursing
   beneath the skin and bursting through without warning.


   Justin Cabrillos is a choreographer, artist, and writer based in Brooklyn. He is a 2017
   Movement Research artist-in-residence. He was a 2016 danceWEB scholar at ImPulsTanz,
   a recipient of a 2011 Greenhouse grant from the Chicago Dancemaker's Forum,
   a 2011 LinkUP Artist in Residence (Chicago), and a 2008 fellow at Ox-Bow School of
   Art. His work has been commissioned by the IN>TIME Series in Chicago, and his latest project,
   Holdings, has been commissioned by Danspace Project and is supported by a residency at
   Chez Bushwick. Cabrillos has shown work at the Cultural Center of Chicago, the Museum of
   Contemporary Art Chicago, Aunts, Roulette, and Movement Research at Judson Church. He has
   performed with Every house has a door, Ayako Kato, Marissa Perel, and Jen Rosenblit.
   He holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MA in English
   literature from the University of Washington, Seattle.