Heidi Henderson

In pink pants and a multicolor tank top, Heidi holds her arms down and lifts her left leg up.

Heidi Henderson

Land of the Narragansett People (Wakefield, RI)



My work is post-modern, abstract in intent but highly emotional in practice, and best performed in intimate spaces. 

What do you hope to gain from RDDI: New England Now?

I hope to build a stronger connection to the community of dance makers and presenters in New England. I would like to learn where my voice is best situated, and also to learn, as a middle-aged white woman, how can my voice support those voices, those histories, that have been erased?  


Heidi Henderson lives and makes work in RI, is a Professor at Connecticut College, and danced in NYC (in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Wiener, Peter Schmitz, Sondra Loring, Colleen Thomas, Paula Josa-Jones, etc.) Her pick up company, elephant JANE dance, performs mostly in New England. She has received, five times, the Fellowship in Choreography from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. She was a frequent contributing editor for Contact Quarterly. Her process is made slightly more clear in a gracious interview by Sara Smith for Kinebago, republished in Critical Correspondence by Movement Research: https://movementresearch.org/publications/critical-correspondence/elsewhere-heidi-henderson-in-conversation-with-kinebagos-sara-smith 

Photo by Nikki Lee 

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