interdisciplinary animist art
Erin Drummond (she/they) is a multidisciplinary artist, director, and educator. Erin creates interdisciplinary artwork in places ranging from deserts and forests to their studio and continues to be interested in the body’s communicative power within the complexities of place, using movement research as a catalyst for personal, political and environmental change. Her work often explores mystery and the unknown, drawing philosophical and physical inspiration from forces of nature.
Erin has performed and collaborated with numerous artists, companies and collectives nationally and internationally, including Rosy Simas Danse, Robin Stiehm's Dancing People Company, Sharon Mansur's shift performance salons, Coco Karol, K.J. Holmes, Amara Tabor Smith, Wicked Sister Dance Theatre, Labor Force Dances, Leyya Mona Tawil, Body Watani/Leila Awadallah, Sex&Money, and the MN Opera.
Erin's early foray into earth science as an undergraduate student led her to continue studying ecological systems as they interact with human cultural phenomena. She has been a resident and visiting artist at the Savanna Moon Wildlife Refuge (Pepin, WI), Squawking Hawk Acres Permaculture Demonstration Site (Ashland, OR), Dhamma Dena Meditation Center (Joshua Tree, CA), and Fundación Casa Cultural La Chispa (Colombia). Her choreography has been presented at a number of venues including the Walker Art Center Choreographer's Evening, ACDA Gala at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Miller Theatre (NYC), LGBT Center (NYC), Hundred Grand (NYC), University of the South Pacific (Samoa), and for the United Nations in Bangkok. She founded Flyway Dance, named for the flyway of migrating birds along with Mississippi River, in 2022
Erin is Assistant Professor of Dance and Dance Program Director at Winona State University and an active freelance artist based in Winona/Keoxa, Minnesota/Mne Sota Makoce, Dakota Land. She holds a BA from Columbia University and an MFA in dance through Hollins University, in collaboration with institutions in Frankfurt, Germany. She is also a certified yoga teacher, with an emphasis in vinyasa yoga and vipassana meditation.