Published June 2, 2021
2020 Guest Dance Artists
Tiffany Rhynard is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and guest dance artist. She will be in residence with UB Theatre and Dance from February 2 – 7, 2020.
UB Department of Theatre and Dance presents a free film screening of Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America at UB Center for the Arts Screening Room in Amherst, NY on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7 p.m.
When Moises Serrano was just a baby, his parents risked everything to flee Mexico in search of the American dream. Forbidden to live and love as an undocumented gay man in the country he calls home, Serrano saw only one option—to fight for justice.
Rhynard is an artist, dancer, and filmmaker compelled to make work that examines the complexity of human behavior and addresses social issues. Having created numerous works for stage and screen, Rhynard’s choreography, dance films, and documentaries have been presented nationwide and internationally.
Forbidden is currently airing on LogoTV and is sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The film earned Rhynard the Social Justice Film Award from the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Freedom Award from Outfest Film Festival.
Her recent dance documentary short Black Stains, created in collaboration with Trent D. Williams, Jr. about black male identity in the United States, is currently screening at film festivals.
As a performer, Rhynard has danced for choreographers including Gerri Houlihan, Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, and Chavasse Dance and Performance Group. She has taught at colleges and universities throughout the country and currently is an Assistant Professor in the School of Dance at Florida State University.