Cohdi Harrell

Cohdi Harrell is a New Mexico born acrobatic performance artist. A primarily self-taught trapeze artist and an un-trained dancer, his unique approach to acrobatics and performance-making comes from over 12 years of research through improvisation and studying with select coaches internationally. His work has been hailed as “vital to the evolution of contemporary circus in America.” For 7 years, he worked as the artistic director of RICOCHET, a DIY circus of two, whose theatrical circus shows toured the USA nonstop to sold out theatres and standing ovations. He has worked along side Brian Mayhall, Rio en Medio and CocoRosie. Now working as a soloist, “theOTHER” is his first full evening length solo show. In addition to his performance work, Cohdi teaches acrobatics and improvisation master classes across the USA and Europe to professionals and runs a social circus program, “Circus Across Cultures,” with children in India.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2013

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