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Dienae Hunter


Dienae Hunter is Permanent Artist in Residence and also serves on the [nueBOX] staff as Artist Support.



My practice uses dance, theatre, and performance art to challenge the division between intellectualism and hedonism. In my work wisdom and pleasure are intertwined, and physical sensation is key to personal knowledge-building. Let’s share the weight of our desires, learn from each other, and EAT.



Dienae Hunter (they/them) is a performance artist based in Tempe, AZ. Dienae’s creative practice utilizes dance, theatre, and performance art to produce experimental queer work. Their favorite topics are sexy food and hot messes, and their ideal method of working is collaboratively with fellow queer cuties.Although trained as a dance artist, Dienae’s work has become more closely aligned with performance art and theatre. Dienae’s explorations beyond traditional dance performance include curating an interactive 400-person dinner for the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts (2019), staging a site-specific, multi-channel devised theatre piece titled "Tune in to my live stream and please stop staring" (2019), and a [nueBOX] Studio/LAB residency that culminated in a live performance art event titled “This is sponsored by Juicy Fruit” (2018).Dienae is a graduate from Arizona State University’s Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership Master’s program. They also hold a BFA in Dance and a BA in Earth and Environmental Studies from ASU.

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