For several years, Wally Cardona created group works that demanded highly controlled working conditions in order to be made. His current cycle of work cultivates a practice of undoing, creating intimate yet crowded collaborative conditions.

Honors: Bessie award, Guggenheim Fellowship, NYFA Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and Doris Duke Artist Award. Works: The Set Up, an 8-part series with Jennifer Lacey and 8 masters of traditional dance forms; Ponder Nothing, with composer Ned Rothenberg and an existent score by Ben Johnston; TOOL IS LOOT, with Lacey and composer Jonathan Bepler, resulting from games of aesthetic disorientation with “non-dance experts,” including a sommelier, astrophysicist, architect, social activist; Movements within Stream, an outdoor mini-myth made for a hillside sculpture; Really Real, a people piece for 100 individuals, including the Brooklyn Youth Chorus with music by Phil Kline; and A Light Conversation, a physical dialogue on aesthetics vs. ethics, love, commitment and sacrifice, with Swiss choreographer Rahel Vonmoos.