Megan Lowe is a dancer, choreographer, singer, teacher, and administrator with degrees in Theater, Dance & Performance Studies (TDPS) and Psychology from UC Berkeley. Some artists Megan is performing/has performed with are Flyaway Productions, Lizz Roman & Dancers, Scott Wells & Dancers, Nancy Karp + Dancers, Detour Dance, Dance Brigade, Epiphany Productions, This Sweet Nothing, Marit Brook-Kothlow, Christine Cali, Beth Fein, Karl Frost, Keith Hennessy, Nita Little, and Tino Sehgal. She is continuing to create her own works, presented both live and on film, as well as making collaborative works with dance-artist and partner in crime, Sonsherée Giles. Amongst Megan's site-specific dance films, Never Finished: Explorations at the Finnish—created, composed, and performed during a residency at The Finnish Hall—was officially selected by the 12th Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema and the 4th Annual Tiny Dance Film Festival (to view, please visit the Gallery - Videos Page). She is a Teaching/Choreographing Artist for Joe Goode Performance Group, Bandaloop, and Flyaway, teaches semesterly contact improvisation (CI) and partnering classes at UC Berkeley, and has also taught CI and partnering at West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam (wcciJAM), the Finnish Hall, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and for KULARTS. Megan is currently the Office Manager for TDPS, the Online Marketing Manager for Flyaway, and an Organizer of the West Coast Contact Improvisation Jam.
Megan's movement aesthetic is one ranging from subtle to explosive. She has an affinity for dynamic/kinetic movement, site-specificity/space-interaction, and contact improvisation/partnering—always searching for something or someone to interact with. Singing is also a passion of hers, she enjoys integrating movement and sound, and she composes music for her own works. She is currently a singer and collaborator in the alternative/folk band, TYPESTEREO. In addition, she finds love and comfort in athletic and daring movement, floor work, inversions, aerial dance, costume designing, rock climbing (5.12a/V6 peak), Ultimate Frisbee, teaching, and kitty loving. Megan is always on the lookout for more performance, teaching, and administrative opportunities to continue growing in the field of performance arts and as a human being. Don't hesitate to Contact her if you are interested in working together!
Megan is honored to have been nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award (2016-2017 Performance Season) for:
Outstanding Achievement in Performance - Individual, for solos in Flyaway Productions' Grace and Delia are Gone.
She is also included in three other 2016-2017 Izzie nominations:
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company: Flyaway Productions, Grace and Delia are Gone
Outstanding Achievement in Performance – Company: Lizz Roman & Dancers, Sunset Dances
Outstanding Achievement in Choreography: Lizz Roman & Dancers, Sunset Dances (WINNER)
For the full press release, please visit: Izzies 2018 Press Release
Megan is committed to investigating, highlighting, and relating to others and to spaces in unique ways through movement. With each location, she dives in and creates a work specific to that place and time by drawing inspiration from its architecture and history—by climbing, falling, and folding into and out of those floors, walls, windows, stairs, ledges, edges, and bodies, testing the laws of physics. She is constantly on the search for new discoveries through proficient movement generation, risk-taking, tackling unusual physical situations and coming up with compelling solutions. Through deep connections in conversation with the space and collaborators (with very little subtext) audiences are invited to witness and freely interpret the happening—each viewer is encouraged to have a unique experience unto themselves. The world is a cascading puzzle, and Megan is a piece that is constantly seeking new ways to fit with the elements around her.