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Peggy Piacenza

County: King County




Grants for Artist Projects 1998, 2006
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Fellowship Awards 2024
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Peggy Piacenza has been creating work and building community in Seattle for over 30 years. She is committed to generating new work and collaborating with others to create lasting relationships that impact the artist community. She is a co-founder of Base, a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating risk and invention in dance, performance, and multidisciplinary art. Peggy’s work embodies a wide spectrum of experience drawing from explorations in improvisation, video art, performance, meditation, and interdisciplinary collaborations. Premiering in January 2024 as part of On the Board’s 2023-2024 season, her latest project, The Forever Project, utilized video installation and live performance. In addition to her own work she is currently working with NYC/Toronto-based performance collective Same As Sister (S.A.S.). She has collaborated and performed with Seattle-based dance-theater companies 33 Fainting Spells and Pat Graney Company, choreographers Dayna Hanson, Stephanie Skura, Lionel Popkin, Deborah Hay, and others. She is a 2010 graduate of Smith College’s Ada Comstock Scholars Program where she majored in Religion and Gender Studies. 

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