Founded in 2001, Paufve Dance is a contemporary dance organization that challenges the aesthetics of contemporary dance by offering intimate presence as a form of connection in an increasingly fragmented body politic.


Paufve Dance honors the craft of choreography, the importance of teaching, and the value of community. Through its programs, Paufve Dance creates spaces for rigorous choreographic craft, where movement has its own intelligence that we can only know through feeling; where trained and everyday bodies coexist; where unruly emotions and stories collide with form, detail and precision, for dancing that attends to the contradictory nature of being human. 


As a dance maker, performer and teacher, choreographer Randee Paufve is always engaged in a conversation between geography and the body, articulating physical narratives informed by place. By drawing landscapes and elements into the body and back out again, Paufve’s work engages with place as a collaborator. Each dance considers the place in which it is made and performed, lending vibrancy to places both real and imagined.


Paufve Dance moves in this body, in this moment, in this place, with these people, offering intimate presence as a form of connection and valuing dance as critical to our evolution.