Marcus White

Film Artist

Marcus White is an American movement maker, educator, community engagement advocate and storyteller. His work has been described as “ingenious” and “vulnerable” by the Chicago Tribune and according to Dance Panorama is “bold.” As Founder and Creative Director of Detroit-based performance company White Werx, he creates dance-driven work for the stage and screen. White is an Assistant Professor of Dance within the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. His teaching and creative practice centralizes embodied performance as transformational and are informed by his experiences and embodied investigations of American urban, social dance forms and postmodern contemporary dance. White Werx screendances have been presented at dance film festivals across the United States including most recently at American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers. White Werx has also partnered with organizations such as Dance Films Association, Dance Film Fest at DDCF, and Dances Made for Camera at the Detroit Institute for Art. Marcus White/White Werx is excited to launch Moving 24fps in partnership with Carlos Funn/Funn Foto. This multi-city project is designed to bring film and dance makers together to craft new screendances in a single weekend. The next iteration of this project is Detroit - May 2017.

Screendance at the Alamo - 2017