About jill sigman/thinkdance


Founded in 1998 by choreographer Jill Sigman, jill sigman/thinkdance presents conceptual dance that asks questions through the medium of the body. Following in the tradition of European dance theater, Sigman creates work rich in bold images and multi-media elements. She transforms simple actions like walking on eggshells, sliding down the stairs, and eating hot pink roses into complex statements about self, society, and human experience.

Based in New York City, jill sigman/thinkdance exists at the intersection of dance, theater and visual installation, often using non-traditional environments, formats, and ways of engaging the viewer. Audience members might be asked to use their cell phones, write secret messages, or wear Superman T-shirts during a performance. Works have been made for theaters, gardens, a dilapidated Socialist printing house in Belgium, a brick munitions storage building, a fence over the Gowanus Canal, and other unusual locations.

With an indelible fingerprint and a brainy heart, Sigman has been described as "always provocative" and a choreographer of ‚Äúprodigious imagination and intelligence‚ÄĚ (New York Times). Swerving, channel-flipping, hallucinatory dance theater, jill sigman/thinkdance prods the psyche to think and feel.