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Artist Reflections: Alexandra Bodnarchuk

Alexandra Bodnarchuk is a Twin Cities theater artist, in residence at cfpa this spring as part of our Works in Process artist residency. Alexandra has continued work on her dance piece “The Nature of Cloth”, which investigates the human experiences of shame and conformity. Alexandra’s mentor for this project has been April Sellers.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the artist. More about Alexandra here.


This residency has challenged me to stay in the inception phase of my creative process for an extended period. At times, this has made me feel as though I am floating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but mostly it has given me time to sit with raw material. It has given me the opportunity to say YES to every impulse and urge, through time to play with my collaborators. There is a lot of deep conversation and laughter in the process as well!

Please join us for the public presentation of Spring 2019 Works in Process
featuring the work of:
Nora Montañez, Beth Ann Powers, and Alexandra Bodnarchuk

Saturdays, April 19th and 27th
7-9 pm
All public events at cfpa are PayWhatYouCan donation.
Advance reservations are encouraged.

cfpa’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. Our events explore the vitality and evolution of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative representations of our experiences. We support artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.