Stage Director since 2013
Marcus Young 楊墨 is a behavioral and social practice artist making work for the stage, museums, and the public realm. He is a recipient of awards from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations. He is founding artistic director for Don’t You Feel It Too?—an ongoing participatory street dance practice of social healing and inner-life liberation. From 2006 to 2015, he was City Artist in St. Paul, where he helped redefine the role of the artist in government as daily collaborator. His project, Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk,transformed the city’s sidewalk maintenance program into a publishing entity for poetry. Marcus is currently artist in residence with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Lead Faculty and Program Director for HECUA’s off-campus study Art for Social Change. Dastak is his ninth show with Ananya Dance Theatre.
Photo by Laichee Yang