Jessica Gaynor Dance: The Location of Figures
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The Location of Figures is inspired by the art and ideas of American born conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, specifically his Incomplete Open Cube series. Dancers move through the square space as the floor is divided and subdivided, many times over. As intensity builds and more and more dancers occupy an increasingly smaller space, Gaynor considers how relationships between the dancers (or figures) shifts depending on continually changing spatial boundaries. How many people does it take to make a structure, and how few are needed before it crumbles?
The Location of Figures reveals human relationships based simply on lines in space, as density, angles and structures continue to shift.
Performers: Emily Diers, Sarah Eichler, Ariel Lembeck, Jordan Risdon, Julia Sabangan,Gabriel Speiller, Dillon Spicer, Kristi Tornga
Choreography: Jessica Gaynor
Music: Quentin Tolimieri
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
Jessica Gaynor Dance is a modern dance company based in Brooklyn NY. Founded in 2003, the company, hailed for its “risk-laden” (DIY Dancer) choreography and “sophisticated approach to pure dance,” (The New Yorker), performs Gaynor’s works that utilize kinetic physicality, intricate patterning, and formal structures in an exploration of the complexities of human experience.
Over the last decade, JGD has created sixteen works, including seven evening length pieces, and has performed at venues such as The Skirball Center/NYU, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Danspace Project, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, Peridance, Gowanus Art + Production, Hudson Guild Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, White Wave, Brown University, Built on Stilts Dance Festival on Martha’s Vineyard and has been presented by Triskelion Arts for eight sold-out seasons, including an encore performance in 2011. Recent grants include a New Music/USA Commission, a Mertz Gilmore Late Stage Production Stipend and an Andrew W. Mellon Space Subsidy. www.jessicagaynordance.com