This presentation of STEVE KRIECKHAUS was one of a national series of such programs which make up the National Performance Network (NPN). This network was designed to foster touring and exchange among non-traditional, experimental, and minority artists in dance, music, theater, performance art and puppetry.
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Steve Krieckhaus grew up in a semi-rural area near St. Louis, Missouri. At the time of this event, he had lived, worked, and performed in Philadelphia for more than seven years. For the last three of those years, Steve’s primary work had been solo choreography and performance. His work emanated from the consciousness of daily life. His primary interest was in contact improvisation, which he taught at Temple University and the Susan Hess Dance Studio in Philadelphia.
In the summer of 1986, Steve made his New York City debut in Dance Theater Workshop’s “Out-of-Towners” series. He was subsequently invited back to DTW for an encore presentation of his “Missouri Drivers License” program on the “Winter Events” series. In the fall of 1987, Steve made his first National Performance Network presentation at the Dance Umbrella in Boston. Steve’s next appearance on the NPN network would be in Washington D.C. at the Dance Place.