marikiscrycrycry/Malik Nashad Sharpe is an avant-garde choreographer and video artist based between New York City and London. His work actively colludes queerness, Black futurity, anarchy, and trauma, and utilizes subversive processes that move choreographic materiality away from its source image, promote movement tangents, sometimes to an illogical end, and permit vogueing and twerking to blend with Butoh-inspired mini-deaths, and theatrical episodes. He graduated with highest honours in experimental dance from Williams College, and received a Diploma with distinction in Contemporary Dance from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, where his work "why does he want to kill me in an alley" was awarded the Simone Michel Prize for Outstanding Choreography. He has worked with Hana van der Kolk , Kota Yamazaki, Randy Reyes, Alexandra Maricich, Tere O'Connor, Cynthia Oliver, Joshua Bisset/Shua Group, and Ingrid Nachstern/Night Star Dance Company and his work has been presented at the Bonnie Bird Theatre in London, at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance in Williamstown, Massachusetts, CLOUD at Danslab in Den Haag, the Netherlands, AKC Attack in Zagreb, Croatia, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts in Champaign, Illinois, and at various New York City venues, including ShuaSpace, the West End Theatre/Bang Group, Otion Front Studio, Secret Project Robot Art Experiment, FiveMyles Gallery, and Bushwick Open Studios. His newest work "SAD KING" is being supported by CLOUD at Danslab, and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange and will premiere at FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC in November 2016, and AKC Medika in Zagreb in March 2017.