Thursday, October 17, 2013


em·bed (m-bd) also im·bed (m-)
v. em·bed·ded also im·bed·ded, em·bed·ding also im·bed·ding, em·beds also im·beds
1. To fix firmly in a surrounding mass
2. To enclose snugly or firmly.
3. To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole
5. Biology To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination.
To become embedded: The harpoon struck but did not embed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


There will be "Blood" There will be "nudity"
There will be "art" There will be "me"

Open Performance at Movement Research
Tuesday, October 29, 7 pm
Eden’s Expressway
537 Broadway, 4th Floor, between Prince and Spring Streets 
A suggested donation of $3 or more is asked of those able to contribute  
WAXworks through Williamsburg Art neXus, Inc
Sunday, November 24, 7 pm
Triskelion Arts
118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11249
 Tickets $10
Call 718-599-7997 for reservations

Sunday, September 15, 2013

3 Showings and a Request


In an ongoing effort to introduce audiences in my new East Coast home to my work I am thrilled to be showing short works at multiple venues this fall:

October 29 at 7pm I have a work in progress showing through Movement Research Open Performance at Eden's Expressway, located at 537 Broadway, 4th Floor, Manhattan

November 17 at 2pm I have a second work in progress showing at  Dance New Amsterdam280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers St.), Manhattan

November 24  I'm showing in Williamsburg Art neXus’ WAXworks at Triskellion Arts118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn

In order to continue to make art that is authentic, intentional and well-crafted I need to reach out for some support.

My current work has a very stripped down-basement of the bar-rock show-raw, aesthetic, so I don’t need a lot. I just need studio space.  At $10-$20 an hour space rental fees add up fast.  Please consider making a donation of any size to allow me some room to work in.

I have decided to partner with New York Live Arts as a fiscally sponsored Associate Artist. This makes it possible to for me to once again accept tax-deductible support. 

Donations can be made directly on the New York Live Arts website here

Thank you for your continued support,
Marissa Rae Niederhauser

The official statement from New York Live Arts is
Marissa Rae Niederhauser is a member artist of New York Live Arts, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of Marissa’s work are greatly appreciated and may be made payable to New York Live Arts, Inc., earmarked for “the New York Live Arts member project of Marissa Rae Niederhauser.” A description of the work and current project activities for which such contributions will be used are available from Marissa Rae Niederhauser or New York Live Arts, upon request. All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. (Note: A copy of New York Live Arts’ latest annual financial report filed with the New York State Department of State may be obtained by writing to the N.Y.S. Dept. of State, Charities Registration, 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, 12231, or to New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Artward Bound 2013

I am the luckiest artist in the world.

This August The Field sent me to Earthdance for an Artward Bound Residency
OMG.  Creative Paradise.  I haven't felt so completely myself for such a long time. 
The woods, the staff, our facilitator and an amazingly talented, smart kickass group of ladies all injected me with so much strength and renewal I'm completely reinvested in getting out there and kicking some arty ass in the most generous way possible.

While Earthdance has some gorgeous studios, I found myself even more inspired to do daily videodances in the woods.  To share with you a taste of this magical experience I am posting a few, randomly chosen, unedited moments.  
Also,  I have some material here, for an installation.  It needs a home.  Hit me up if you have some leads.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


From WINGS 4/29/13 
at Judson Memorial Church NY, NY
through Movement Research
photo by Ian Douglas

Full video here

Monday, August 5, 2013

Mercy Is A Warrior- NYC 2013

Just ran across this
me and Julie Bordonaro 
in Mercy Is A Warrior 
at the New Museum's Idea City  Fest

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2 performances

I have two shows coming up.

am so excited to be showing work in NYC's historic Judson Church through Movement Research's Monday night showings. Judson Church is a "radical arts ministry"!  Who knew such a thing existed?!

so i'm kind of a little bit nervous

This is a totally new solo, WINGS.  I will be joined again by my trusty vintage Newcomb record player.  I'm going to be working with some text,  I'm playing with soundscapes,  I'm dancing  around.  It's gonna be pretty rad.

It's goin down Monday 4/29 8 PM 
55 Washington Square South
It's Free!

In addition I will be dusting off an old jewel  Mercy Is A Warrior  for Dance Day at DNA.  I will be joined by a beautiful new dance friend Julie Bordonaro and I am going to have a new skirt designed by Andrae Gonzalo (yes that Andrae!)  

Saturday May 4th 
It is an all day event with tons of performances and classes. We will be performing twice around 1 in the lobby and around 4:3o in the upstairs gallery. 

It's also free! 
Dance New Amsterdam 28o Broadway

Come see some  

Sunday, March 31, 2013


I've been putting some samples online.

This is


From It Doesn't Matter if it has Been Said Before Some Things Bear Repeating a series of Perfomance Installations at Space Available in Seattle, Wa.  Presented 10/2010.

In light of the recent media coverage and public outcry during the Steubenville rape case I felt the need to bring this work back out into the world.  (If you know a performace or gallery space looking for this sort of work- hit me up).


Also,  here is Mercy Is A Warrior.  Presented at Seattle Art Museum Remix 06/2011.   My co-performer is Tobi Nussbaum in black.  More on this piece here Mercy blog

Sunday, March 3, 2013

selected posthumous works
edition #2