Shade Théret (1994* Los Angeles US) is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin working in the field of performance. Her practice begins with an interest in interpersonal dynamics and primal motivations around desire. The work is focused on deconstructing classical western dance forms and translating them into movement based gestures that refer to the grotesque and all-consuming human emotional states. Improvisational and scored methods of working are used to play with notions of exertion and exhaustion. Most recently her work collages non linear narratives that deposit emotional sentiment across the landscape of the body. Her work takes shape through live performance, film/video and poetry. Shade holds a BA in Dance, Context, and Choreography from the University of the Arts Berlin (HZT).