Karen Krolak

Karen Krolak is a free range collaborator based in Boston, MA. Since 2000, she has been the co-founder/Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse, (http://www.monkeyhouselovesme.com) an award-winning nonprofit that connects communities through choreography. She practices meditation to help her manage a challenging, chronic health condition. For decades, she has woven meditation, improvisation, and mindfulness into her dance classes and personal creative practice. She earned her B.A. in Linguistics at Northwestern University and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Sierra Nevada College. Her ongoing project, the Dictionary of Negative Space ((www.dictionaryofnegativespace.com) has been featured in exhibitions/conferences/performances in Nevada, Louisiana, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, England, and Korea. She recently won the First Annual Feels Blind Literary DIY Prize with an unusual ode to mindfulness, Slippers to Soothe Your Emergency Room Blues. www.karenkrolak.com

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