Louise Trueheart is a dancer, writer, and choreographer. Her art deals with international politics, drone warfare, feminism, love, and internet intimacy. At present, Louise primarily makes one-on-one performances, some video art, and collaborates with inspirational artists such as Ruairi Donovan and Alice Chauchat.
Louise was born in Washington, D.C., in 1989. She moved to Toronto, then to Paris, France, in 1996. Bilingual, Louise left the French school system when she was 15 to attend the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. She went on to Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, where she received a BA in International Relations with a minor in English. Immediately after college, during Louise’s first year as a professional dance-artist, she lived in Brooklyn NY, interned for Movement research, and worked with Nikima Jagudajev, Sura Hertzburg, and Allison Brainard.
Louise moved to Berlin in 2013 and participated in Ponderosa PORCH Performance module, and SMASH BERLIN #1. She has lived in Berlin ever since.
She has been involved with queer feminist collective and platform COVEN BERLIN since the beginning of 2014, and has been Senior Editor of their online magazine since early 2015. In January 2016, Louise and the other members of COVEN organized a mini reading series called fallow. It featured acclaimed alt-lit poet May Lan Tan and Steve Roggenbuck, among others. Previous events include a IDRBAGTAC (2015), a festival for art in dialogue with cyborg feminism, and the Feminist Playground (2014), a gallery show that featured interactive art and video installations. Louise is enthusiastic about presenting art and publishing text by women and queer folks.
This summer 2016, Louise has been accepted into the danceWEB scholarship program.
Louise’s choreographic work has taken place at Kule with Vulva Club, at Sophiensaele with Tanztage, and at Dock 11 with the AfterCare festival. Louise has worked for and with Hana Lee Erdman, Maria Scaroni, Frank Willens, Miguel Guttierrez, Ruairi Donovan, Tino Sehgal, Asaf Aharonson, and Alice Chauchat.