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Kayva Yang

Kayva Yang is an artist with home bases in New York City and Minneapolis/St. Paul. She makes performance on site and for the camera. Her solo work is informed by artist immigrant diasporic spaces, the freedom and refrain of daily gesture, and forms of butoh, improvisation, and experimental performance. Her works have been presented at Intermedia Arts, Dreamland Arts, Southern Theater, and NYU's Kimmel Center. She has performed in group works including Aniccha Arts with Pramila Vasudevan, Ananya Dance Theater with Ananya Chatterjea, and Jill Sigman/Thinkdance. Kayva has managed a range of local to national projects across the arts, advocacy, and philanthropic fields for the past 18 years. She holds an MA in Arts Politics from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She serves as the board vice chair of Borealis Philanthropy. She is the consulting Project Manager in Performing Arts at the Walker Art Center.