devynn emory is a choreographer/dance artist, dual licensed bodyworker, ritual guide, medium, educator and registered nurse- practicing in the fields of acute/critical care, hospice, COVID and integrative health in NYC. emory's performance company devynnemory/beastproductions finds the intersection of these fields, walking the edges of thresholds- drawing from their multiple in-between states of being, holding space for liminal bodies bridging multiple planes of transition while finding reciprocity practice as a constant decolonial pathway. they are currently working on and touring a multi-media performance trilogy centering medical mannequins holding the wisdom of end of life experiences. 1. deadbird (film) + can anybody help me hold this body (altar) + global archive. 2. Grandmother Cindy (live) + Cindy Sessions: LOVE, LOSS & LAND (3 films) and in process 3. boiling-rain. born on Lenape Land, emory is a descendent of mixed Lenape/Blackfoot/settler ancestry. they live on Lenape Munsee and Canarsee land (Brooklyn NY).
Featured image: devynn emory, can anybody help me hold this body, 2021. Pictured: devynn emory with Joseph Pierce at Prospect Park Lake, Lenapehoking. Photo: Ian Douglass.