ERIKA BATDORF has been performing, directing, choreographing and creating award winning and unique performance work since 1983. Her work has appeared in Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Korea, Indonesia, Georgia and 14 US states in such places as the Smithsonian Institute, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Harvard University, Movement Theatre Festivals in NY, Philadelphia and New Hampshire, the Boston Center for the Arts and many New York City and Toronto venues including Luminato. She has had 4 Dora nominations. 2 shows she created/directed made the top 10 theatrical productions of the year in NOW (2006 and 2010). This past year she performed her latest piece The Smell of the Soul, with musical duo Arwinda in Tblisi, Munich and Jakarta, co-directed by Sook-Yin Lee and Benjamin Kamino in Toronto and performed a site specific work in Finland. She just completed recording an album of original music in Germany with Lisa Schamberger and is developing a new solo installation piece for a workshop performance in Athens (Oct) and the Venice Bienalle (May) 2015.