Performance artist Natalia Duong sees art as the space where cultures coalesce.
A San Francisco Bay Area native, Natalia Duong is a performance artist, choreographer and scholar. Her interdisciplinary research explores kinesthetic empathy as a resource for conflict resolution, community theater and the embodied transmission of trauma in people affected by Agent Orange. Duong has collaborated with artists to perform internationally in Edinburgh, Paris, Uganda and Vietnam, where she recently led a community-based devised theater piece that was performed at the U.S. consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. Duong is also the founder and artistic director of PAO, a movement collective interested in how war is inherited in the body. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Duong is currently living in Brooklyn and pursuing a master’s degree in performance studies at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.