joel smith makes things
and articulates his body and research ideas through performance and teaching. Working as a choreographer, dancer and visual artist he asks questions about gender and sexuality politics as well as how structures and strategies for dance-making are concealed/revealed or de/mystified as modes of production. He is also interested in exploring ways of making visible the intersections of his own queer/latino hi(s)tories through writing and performance.
casebolt and smith
His main research project is as artistic director, choreographer, performer, designer and producer of casebolt and smith, a duet dance theater company based in Los Angeles with artistic partner Liz Casebolt. Established in 2006, casebolt and smith is a platform for collaborative research in duet dance making, specifically which challenges the hetero-normative conventions of male/female partnerships traditionally seen in modern and contemporary performance. Over the last 8 years they have shared their research with diverse communities throughout North America and in Europe.