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Ingrid Apgar

BA Candidate - Fragile Bodies, Transient Matter(s); Minor: Mathematics

Ingrid graduated from high school in Massachusetts having explored various passions—math, dance, 3D printing, and technical theater—and entered Gallatin with the desire to weave her love of sublime mathematical spaces and objects into movement research and practice-based research projects. At Gallatin, she studies the vibrancy of matter and all things radioactive.

Two courses helped link her interests: Cyd Cipolla’s “Tinkering in Feminist Technoscience” and Mimi Yin’s “Choreographic Interventions.” Through a Dean’s Award for Summer Research Grant, Ingrid studied contortion and the embodied experience of disorientation in a circus community in Long Island City, Queens. Eiko Otake’s course “A Body in Places” made space for her to include movement projects in her studies. Through Eugenia Kisin’s course “Art of the Anthropocene,” she was a curatorial assistant and exhibition design coordinator on the 2019 Gallatin Galleries show Overflow. With Gallatin student Nunnapat “Spencer” Ratanavanh (BA ’19), she co-choreographed and performed “Multiverse,” an acrobatic movement duet that explores sublimity and the infinite as manifested through unseen parallel universes. Ingrid and Spencer presented their collaboration at the 2019 Gallatin Arts Festival.

Independent of Gallatin, Ingrid has broadened her movement education as a student of Circus Warehouse’s Intensive Professional Program, focusing on single-point trapeze and hand balancing. She also works as a resident theater technician in The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, as a student worker in Gallatin’s Human Resources Department, and as the current Administrative Director and past Treasurer of Gallatin’s Dancers/Choreographers Alliance.

Ingrid Apgar