A Queens, New York native, Rebecca Gual (she/her) is an interdisciplinary performer, choreographer and arts administrator. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts.
Rebecca currently serves as the Studio Associate at CPR - Center For Performance Research. She has previously held positions at A.I.M, UOVO, Gibney and Roads & Kingdoms.
As a performer, she has had the pleasure to perform in works by Ligia Lewis, Andre Tyson, Jessica Lang, Colin Connor, Alexis Zaccarello, Katherine Morales, Glen Eddy, Molly Gorin, Danielle Kipnis, Dolly Sfeir, Tarren Johnson, Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, Zoe Scofield, Joan Bradford, Karesia Batan, Oroma Elewa and Jacqui Dugal.
She presents works as gual + moves, a collaboration with sound artist Daniel J. Reyes. Their works have been presented at Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Ailey/Citigroup Theater, Queens Museum and Triskelion Arts, among others.
Bodies can be of the moment and guardians of the past. They contain highways of flowing information, unbeknownst to its inhabitant. A signal is sent, a choice is made and the body follows suit. Do societal pressures force us to ignore genuine triggers? I aim to probe the intersection of choices along with the labor of basing autonomy on those roles. The connections between these expressions has helped me to create a concise physical language. It can answer many questions that I'm invested in exploring. The most important of all: Can dance engage civic society?