Jordan Demetrius Lloyd: Blackbare in the Basement – Danspace Project
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Jordan Demetrius Lloyd: Blackbare in the Basement

5 performers scattered across a stage, under the soft glow of a dimly shining stage light. In the center A tall black man holds his arms out. To his right is a male facing down with his hands on his clasping his ear lobes, and to this left are two women caught in moments of dramatic gaze and mime-like gesture.
Photo: Whitney Browne. From "pink sheets" (2019) at BRIC.

Thursday, March 9, 7:30pm
Friday, March 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm

In his new evening-length work, choreographer Jordan Demetrius Lloyd – noted as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2023 – transforms Danspace’s sanctuary inside St. Mark’s Church into a site of fantasy and textural collage. Lloyd returns to presenting work in a theater for the first time since the pandemic, organizing his desires around choreographic and visual design, storytelling, philosophy, and various contemporary performance aesthetics.

Lloyd divides an eight person ensemble into an amalgamation of solos, duets, and trios that are threaded together to produce experiences of calculated entropy and disorientation via an intuitive shifting of language and logic. Hinting at a sense of drama and otherworldliness, Lloyd looks forward to activating all elements of the sanctuary space: doors, windows, lights, and sounds. 

Lloyd was an inaugural 2021-2022 Renewal Residency artist at Danspace.


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Jordan Demetrius Lloyd is a dance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from The College at Brockport and grew up in Albany, NY. He has had the privilege of performing for Beth Gill, Netta Yerushalmy, Tere O’Connor, David Dorfman Dance, Catherine Galasso, Monica Bill Barnes, and many others. His teaching practice has brought him to The American Dance Festival, Rutgers University, New York University, University of the Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Pageant, Gibney and Mark Morris Dance Center. His work has been produced by: New York Live Arts, BRIC, ISSUE Project Room, Danspace Project’s Draftwork Series, BAAD!, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church and The Center for Performance Research. Jordan is grateful to be a member of the New York dance community, and for all who have contributed to his journey thus far. He loves chocolate, making jokes, sunsets, and his favorite color is g r e e n. For more head to jordandlloyd.com

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