David Thomson has worked as a collaborative artist in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance with such artists as Trisha Brown (‘87-‘93), Jane Comfort, Bebe Miller, Susan Rethorst, Remy Charlip, David Roussève, Ralph Lemon, Muna Tseng, Sekou Sundiata, Marta Renzi, Meg Stuart, Dean Moss/Layla Ali, Alain Buffard, Daria Faïn, Deborah Hay, Tere O’Connor and Marina Abramović among many others. His own work has been presented by The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette and Movement Research at Judson Church. Thomson is a Bessie award-winning artist, a 2012 USA Ford Fellow, 2013 NYFA Fellow in Choreography, 2014 MacDowell Fellow and 2015 Gibney DiP Artist. An ongoing advocate for dance and the empowerment of artists, he was one of the founding members of Dancer’s Forum and has served on the boards of Bebe Miller/Gotham Dance, Dance Theater Workshop and presently New York Live Arts. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Purchase.
Food for Thought presents multiple artists over one weekend with a different guest curator each evening: Jeanine Durning (Thursday), David Thomson (Friday), Iréne Hultman (Saturday). Admission for Food for Thought is just $5 plus 2 cans of food; or $10. All canned goods are donated to St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery food distribution programs.
Photo: David Thomson in the garden at St. Mark’s Church, 2012. Photo by Ian Douglas.
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