Gabri Christa

Faculty Director, Movement Lab and Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Dance


Library, Movement Lab


Barnard Hall 312


Gabri Christa teaches Dance, Composition, Screendance and Dance in Film. At Barnard, she started the Moving Body – Moving Image Festival a bi-annual Screendance Festival around Social themes.

Gabri Christa came to filmmaking after a successful career as a choreographer and dancer with companies such as Danza Contemporanea de Cuba and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Awards include the Guggenheim for Choreography, an ABC television award for creative excellence for her short film “High School” and Pangea Day Festival’s one World’s 100 most promising Filmmakers distinction. Her films KASITA and her Documentary UN DIA KADA MOMENTU won several awards. She wrote, choreographed and produced and is currently performing her one woman multi-media show MAGDALENA about her mother and dementia. She is an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health.

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