Koryn Wicks is an LA based choreographer, immersive maker, multimedia artist, and dancer. She creates explorable performances in which live movement and digital media build off one another in real time. In 2019, her intimate immersive piece Casting won Grand Prize at the LA Immersive Invitational. Koryn’s work has been shown in the U.S. and abroad at diverse festivals and venues including Slamdance DiG, The Bootleg Theatre, and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Koryn also choreographs for film, television and music videos, most recently, SHAED’s VR music video for their single Once Upon a Time
Before moving to California Koryn danced professionally in New York and Montreal. She earned her certificate of dance with Honors from the Ailey School and a BA in Political Science from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. Koryn holds an MFA in dance from the University of California, Irvine. She has participated in conferences on dance and embodied cognition and has been on faculty at CalArts, Glendale Community College, Cerritos College and Cypress College.
An experimental movement piece adapted for film. To Die in the Valley I’ve Loved explores horror movies, their tropes, appeal, and the unique brand of escapism they offer.
In this dance film, a lone dancer moves between the roles of stalker, victim and voyeur, embodying the variety of experiences provided by scary movies.
To Die in the Valley I’ve Loved was conceived as a live performance. It employs an algorithmically scrambled soundscape that triggers the accompanying text randomly.
In a live performance the dancer responds to the text with choreographed and improvised movement in real time making each live iteration of the piece unique.
An intimate immersive experience encouraging embodied audience interaction with dance over a digital platform. You can check out the first installation here.
Conceived, choreographed and performed by Koryn Wicks
Musical accompaniment composed and performed by Hanah Davenport
Interactive video system by Nick Duckwhiler in collaboration with Koryn Ann Wicks
Web platform by Nick Duckwhiler
Sound Engineering by Alex Lough.
You can check out the first installation here.