A browsable dance that uses Instagram as a stage, this work is based on a Mark Strand poem of the same name and integrates short dance films with collage, drawing, painting, and photography. @Keeping_Things_Whole was created in collaboration with 12 dancers from the graduating class of Boston Conservatory at Berklee, which boasts one of the nation's most prestigious dance departments.
August 3, 2020:
A new dance film featuring Zimmi Coker of American Ballet Theatre and violinist Derek Ratzenboeck of the New York City Ballet Orchestra, with cinematography by Melissa Wu.
August 3, 2020:
5 x 8
A short dance film with new music by James Budinich and cinematography by Melissa WU.
The Carpet Series
Outdoor performances in person (!) in NYC parks and public spaces, on a 5x8 Persian rug. Consult our Instagram for up-to-date schedule and write to us with location recommendations!
Short dances, moving large in small spaces, created during COVID-19 Isolation.
Choreographic research residency at Rockefeller estate at . Pocantico
I am honored to be among the winners of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation's 2020 Fellowship Competition. The highly coveted fellowship welcomes a manifold group of 175 writers, scholars, artists, and scientists, that range from 53 scholarly and artistic disciplines.
May 1, 2020
Release of a new podcast interview with Stephanie Wolf of DIY Dancer, all about my Quarantine Dances created during COVID-19 isolation on a 5x8 rug.
February 7, 2020
Pigeonwing Plexus premiere
Pigeonwing Dance residency at Manhattan's Gerald W Lynch Theater February 3-7, culminating in the world premiere of Plexus: a work in knots, our new collaboration with composer James Budinich.
More info here.
Artist in residence, teaching and creating a new work "Airflow", to the music of Hildegard von Bingen.
I returned to American Ballet Theatre at the invitation of Incubator AD David Hallberg, to continue developing Instar, the work I started in 2018. Excerpts here.
Ailey Fordham BFA Program
The class of 2020 premiered "Dave and Marian" a new work for 21 dancers, set to music by Dave Brubeck.
Premiere of True Meridian, for 11 dancers, with music by Michael Galasso. Excerpt here.
Pigeonwing premiere at Baruch PAC.
For the 5th Anniversary Festival of the CUNY Dance Initiative, Pigeonwing Dance premiered "Tensible", a collaboration with composer James Budinich, whose music is inspired by minimalism, Croatian folk traditions, and American popular music.
James Sewell Ballet premiered "Thaw", a meditation on the movement of weather patterns and the intensity of winter. With performances at SUNY Geneseo, Big Sky, MT, and Minneapolis' Cowles Center.
December 12, 2018:
Pigeonwing Dance premiere at Selected Shorts.
For the first time, Symphony Space's beloved Selected Shorts focused on dance, with a brand-new "Dance in America" program. Pigeonwing was commissioned to create a new duet based on a short story by Ben Loory. See an excerpt here.
December 6-15, 2018:
Premiere for Marymount Manhattan College.
"Onrush," created for the MMC Dance Company, the school's audition-only performing group, features 22 dancers, performing to music by Paul de Jong and Bryce Dessner. See excerpts here.
American Ballet Theatre Choreographic Incubator
ABT Incubator, a two-week choreographic program directed by ABT Principal Dancer David Hallberg. Participants were chosen through an audition process with selections made by a panel of choreographers, directors and artists in ballet and dance, including Mr. Hallberg, ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Danspace Director Judy Hussie-Taylor and choreographers Jessica Lang and Lar Lubovitch.
Premiere for New Chamber Ballet. Praised by the NY Times as “one of the small-scale delights of the New York Dance Scene", Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet premiered "Full Circles" with live music for piano and violin by Missy Mazzoli.
July 20, 2018:
Pigeonwing Dance at Bryant Park, NYC.
Pigeonwing premiered a new quartet. "Aswim" is a study of fluid dynamics and the life cycles of cephalopods. It is inspired by recent discoveries of octopus cities (Octopolis and Octlantis) off the eastern coast of Australia.
Premiere of Lacunae for Amy Seiwert's Imagery (SF)
A new work on the theme of breath, wind, and atmosphere, with costumes by Christine Darch and music by Maarja Nuut. Sharing the program with Amy Seiwert and Jennifer Archibald.
Read the SF Chronicle review.
Noctilucent for the Steps Conservatory program
Pigeonwing Dance at the Harkness Dance Festival.
On the program: a reworked version of Bewilderness (2016), along with Torricelli's Theorem and Pathological Curves..
Premiere of Can't Sleep But Lightly for Dark Circles Contemporary Dance USA (Dallas),
A new work for seven dancers featuring a commissioned score by Brandon Carson. See the rehearsal trailer.
Ballet Kelowna performs Glas in a program of works by women, also featuring choreography by Heather Myers, Gioconda Barbuto, and Alysia Pires.
Premiere of "Joinery" for Whim W'him (Seattle), alongside premieres by Olivier Wevers and Ihsan Rustem. See the trailer or read the blog post.
January 20, 2018:
Ballet Memphis performs Moult at the Alabama Dance Festival in Birmingham.
Premiere of The Hourglass Sanatorium by Big Muddy Dance Company (St. Louis)
Based on the life and work of Polish Jewish author and artist Bruno Schulz, with music by Tin Hat.
Premiere of Orange for Ballet Collective
Collaboration with composer Caleb Burhans and five New York City Ballet dancers to create a new ballet inspired by artist Trevor Paglen's work on machine vision. Residencies in Millbrook, NY and Telluride, CO with a premiere NYU's Skirball Center.
Pigeonwing Dance premiered Refactory at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Queens, NYC.
Pigeonwing is honored to have been the recipient of the commissioned work award for JPAC's 2017 Making Moves Festival.
LUNA for Chelsea Bonosky.
Premiere of vsquared=2gh, part of a one-woman show for contemporary dancer Chelsea Bonosky. Also on the program were works by Adam Barruch and Pavel Zustiak. Review here:
Pigeonwing Dance performed a new creation, Meristem, at "Bryant Park Presents Contemporary Dance".
Dust Seeds Clouds for SALT Contemporary Dance.
Premiere of a new work for the twelve women of Salt 2, with music by Zoe Keating.
In residency teaching classes and creating choreography for the newly integrated School of Dance.
A Thousand Several Ways for Kansas City Ballet.
Created a work to music by Henry Purcell, for the company's "New Moves" program, curated by Artistic Director Devon Carney.
Teaching ballet and contemporary during a residency at Duke University.
Bewilderness, the debut of Pigeonwing Dance at Baruch Performing Arts Center, NYC.
Check out our review in The Stewardship Report.
The Worm Forgives the Plow for Sacramento Ballet's "Women Speak".
Four women choreographers of national renown create new works for the acclaimed Sacramento Ballet. See video.
Residency at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NYC.
Spillway premiered at Sacramento Ballet.
NYC premiere of Tessellations at New York Live Arts, with the Joffrey Ballet Concert Group.
Premiere of Meander for Goucher College Dance Department.
Premiere of Elapse for Ballet Memphis.
NY Times review of Ballet Memphis in "Moult" at the Joyce in NYC.
"Connective Tissue" for Salt Contemporary Dance premieres in Park City, Utah. Read the Salt Lake Tribune article here.
"Glas is my kind of choreography, one that deluges its audience with abundant information which, when added together, gives a satisfyingly wholistic montage constructed out of many tiny puzzle pieces." Read the Calgary Herald's review of "Glas", commissioned by the Banff Centre and winner of the 2014-12 Clifford E. Lee Award for Choreography. See video highlights here.
"Weft" for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Q Dance. (Winnipeg, MB)
Featured in POINTE Magazine: "Women to Watch: Three Rising Choreographers You Should Know" by Siobhan Burke.
"Moult" for Ballet Memphis. (with the support of the Princess Grace Foundation USA)
"Hound the Yonder" for SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance.
Featured in the November 2014 issue of DANCE Magazine.
Performed with Pontus Lidberg Dance at the International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba.
October 26, 2014
New works "Whelms" and "Qualms" for Dance Gallery Festival, at Ailey Citigroup Theater in NYC.
Selected as Winner of a 2014 Princess Grace Award in Choreography.
Prokofiev Quintet at the Garth Newel Music Center, Warm Springs, VA.
"A Mammal's Notebook" at the National Choreographers Initiative
Austin Critics Table Nominations for Best Choreographer and Best Short Work (Dovetail.)
Selected as winner of the Banff Centre's 2014-15 Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award.
Dovetail premiered by Ballet Austin.