Tania Isaac fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary resulting in dances that are elegant and dramatic, yet highly accessible. An electric and commanding performer, Isaac has been a member of David Dorfman Dance, Rennie Harris Puremovement and Urban Bushwomen. Her publications explore the spectrum of contemporary dance ranging from essays/commentary on functional mechanics to comparative literary esthetics in performance.
Keeping at the center the absolutely addictive sensation of moving with both meditation and abandon, Isaac aims to distill the satisfaction that we crave from the freedom to move in any form/idiom/culture/location and marry it with the conscious ideas of how dance/movement/art/thought shapes who we are; where we exist/live and how we negotiate that interaction.
Her current work is an exploration of creative method she calls the "Open Notebook" - a way of turning a room into a laboratory of investigation and participation in multiple forms. She developed this project during a 2006 residency at the Maggie Allesse national Center for Choreography. Her work has been presented and supported by the Painted Bride Art Center, Harlem Stage, Bates Dance Festival, the Independence Foundation, National Performance Network, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Philadelphia LiveArts, among others.
She is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University, a 2011 Pew Fellow and a 2012 MacDowell Fellow.