frances chiaverini

nobody 100 produces art projects, creates performances, provides choreographic consultation, hosts and presents lectures and workshops in movement, performance, and composition

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Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frances Chiaverini (BFA, Juilliard 2003) is currently working as a Solo Performing and Multi-Disciplinary Artist and Teacher and is a founding member of HOOD: Host Organization fOr proDuction, a creative fellowship supported by PACT Zollverein, Choreographic Center, Essen from 2016 to the present.  

Chiaverini’s work addresses topics of female objectivity, valuation, and formalized dance aesthetics through live performance, cyber media, film and public discourse.

In 2017 she co-founded Whistle While You Work a social justice project bringing awareness to sexism and abuses of power in the fields of dance and performance. It extends to hosting discursive events, distributes resources, and provides a foundation for the growth and understanding of collaborative performative works that point to disenfranchising issues impacting dancers today.  In 2014 she co-created a residency Best of America Loves for performative improvisational events in Dresden, Germany.  Frances appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine’s  “25 to Watch” 2013 issue.  She was a member of The Forsythe Company in its final three seasons and has since worked with Adam Linder in the US and UK,  acted as a choreographic consultant and performer for Anne Imhof in award-winning works for The Venice Biennale, MoMa PS. 1, The Pompidou, Hamburger Bahnhof, Art Basel, and La Biennale de Montréal.  She has co-created a performance series exploring fear sensations exhibited through movement, film, theatre, and published text titled Best of Horror Loves with Katja Cheraneva supported by The City of Frankfurt Cultural Funding Grant, which premiered in Frankfurt, March 2017.

Frances directs professional improvisation and compositional performance workshops internationally, most recently for the Goethe Institute in Mexico, The Venice Biennale, and The Academy of Fine Arts, Munich


other Nobody100 supporters collaborators and friends Include:

HOOD - Host Organization fOr proDuction

PACT Zollverein

SAD - Production, Sound, Art Direction 

Nadine Fraczkowski - Photography

Ian Rodriguez - Sound Composition

Adam Linder- Choreography

Anne Imhof - Artist

Luis Rodriguez - Dancer, Photography

Christina Mansi - video editor

Ann-Charlotte Günzel - Communications

Paula Kommoss - Art Historian

Zack Mentzos - Lighting

Kai Hügel - Artist

Neglected Grassland - Venue

Patrick Lauckner - Production

Ulf Naumann - Production/Lighting

Sebastian Rietz - Sound

photos by Danilo Barsch, Luis Rodriguez, Frances Chiaverini, Katja Cheraneva, SAD, Nadine Fraczkowski

text editors: Robyn Doty, Katja Cheraneva, Riley Watts