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Ashley Ferro-Murray

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Ashley Ferro-Murray is a curator and scholar whose primary focus is on choreography and performance that deals actually or metaphorically with technology, media, or digital cultures. She is currently the curator of theater and dance at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Previously, Ferro-Murray was the Andrew W. Mellon Creative Time Global Fellow at New York City's public arts organization Creative Time. Ferro-Murray is currently working on a book project titled "Choreography and the Digital Era: Dancing the Cultural Differences of Technology." Based in part on her doctoral research and informed by her current curatorial practice, "Choreography in the Digital Era" focuses on media-based choreography and explores the importance of movement in the construction of bodies and identity in the digital age. Ferro-Murray has also worked as a choreographer to explore the relationship between the body and technology. She has published in Media-N Journal, The Drama Review and Dance Research Journal. She has also been a featured a contributor on -empyre- new media list serve and on HASTAC, In Media Res and Dancers Using Technology blogs. Ferro-Murray has given talks at University of California, Irvine, The University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr College, and Cornell University as well as at conferences including The Society for Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research and Dance, Performance Studies International, American Society for Theater Research, and Digital Media and Learning. Ferro-Murray’s choreography has been shown at The American College Dance Festival New England, Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley, The Milk Bar in Oakland, CA, and ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose, CA.
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A website!

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 6:43pm 0 Comments

It's up! I finally have a real website to call my own. Check it out at 

Also, I've been excited to have a few pieces come out in the last couple of months. 

My article on Rachid Ouramdane's "Far..."…



Posted on January 3, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Ever wonder how online instruction in higher education is going to impact dance? Might teaching composition courses online add a layer of richness on top of physical practice? Perhaps, so long as administrations don't reduce our course content to online instruction.

In MOOCing?, a new composition that I am working on for UC Berkeley students, I will choreograph and set a dance remotely. Of course distance collaboration is nothing new to the arts, but under the heading of "online… Continue


Posted on July 19, 2012 at 1:57pm 0 Comments

Erin Jonhson and I are working on a new piece called "Bobinetting" for the ZERO1 Biennial in San Jose this January. More information to come soon, but until then: 

Bobinetting is the contemporary appropriation of an anachronistic feminist device. In 1832 French ballerina Marie Taglioni dawned the first tutu to dance the ballet La Sylphide. The tutu is made of tulle, light fabric that consists of strong hexagonal stitching. The light and strong makeup of the…


the blank.

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

I recently found an old program from my 2008 piece, "the blank." It's interesting to look back and realize how many of the concepts that I had at the earliest stages of my creative and academic development still resonate with my work today. I will upload a short video of highlights from "the blank." later today. For now, I thought I'd share the program text. 

the blank. 

Choreographed by Ashley Ferro-Murray

April 4-5, 2008



HASTAC, Milk Bar, and new work.

Posted on October 4, 2011 at 6:48pm 0 Comments

I am looking forward to participating as a HASTAC scholar this year. I will be blogging about various performance/dance and technology events at UC Berkeley and around the San Francisco Bay Area. Check out my blog!


Also, I am beginning work on a new piece. Stay tuned as I develop this new work that will draw upon technologies of various eras of art, innovation, and intervention: 1930s, 1960s, 1990s, and today.…


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At 4:40pm on March 9, 2009, Julie N. Cruse said…
Hi Ashley... looks like we have tons in common. we should be in touch!
At 1:25pm on September 8, 2008, Ashley A. Friend said…
Thanks for the comment. Your work sounds great. Where were you when you met the S? I am also a east/west coast kind of girl, I am truly recognizing that I can't stay in one place for too long, it's good to have options. I am now on vacation on the central coast, then I continue this cross-continental experimental performance/rehearsal process of ID. What a year. How's Berkeley for studying performance?
At 12:58am on July 23, 2008, Sheldon B Smith said…
We look forward to meeting you. Very curious to know more about what you do. Sorry our website is not more informative but it is in process of being updated. Is any of your work online?
If there is anything we can do to help in what I am assuming is your move to Berkeley just let me know.
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