Dance & Crochet

Asimina Chremos

(Pennsylvania) Artist Website Artist-in-Residence March Residency Year: 2014


Asimina Chremos is a Philadelphia-based dance improviser who also creates works of freeform crochet. She frequently performs as a soloist or in collaboration with improvising musicians. Her early years of training in ballet technique (at the School of the Richmond Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet School), were followed by her first professional dance engagement as a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre from 1983-1986. She later wished to explore modern dance, and in 1991 she graduated, summa cum laude, with a BFA in Dance from Temple University. During this period she also engaged in studies and practice of modern and postmodern dance with teachers such as Simone Forti and Ishmael Houston-Jones at the American Dance Festival. Her additional training also includes yoga, meditation, Continuum, and contact improvisation. She has recently been studying Aikido (a martial art) as well. Her dancing, crocheting and teaching explore the tension between form and flow.

While in residence, Chremos collaborated with Balance Dance company to offer master classes and a solo performance, in addition to an art talk at the end of her residency. While at Surel’s Place, she also worked on one of her magnificent, improvisational doilies.