jill sigman/thinkdance
collaborates with artists in other media including music, theater, lighting design, and photography. Collaborations include a portable “performance tool box”, a theater work for a Croatian hill village, and various photo series based on improvisations and dances.

Collaborative works include:

Our Lady of Detritus (2009): A highly-interactive, portable, performance installation that traveled to parks and outdoor spaces in multiple NYC boroughs.
RT: 2 hours
Music: Kristin Norderval
With a green-energy powered sound system housed inside an orange cargo tricycle and a cheese-puff-filled cart decorated with garlands of medicine bottles and green computer cords, Our Lady of Detritus raised awareness about garbage and recycling by questioning our personal relationship to the things we throw away.
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Flood Light (2003): movement/light collaboration with lighting designer Severn Clay
RT: 26 minutes
Music: Colby Leider
Flood Light utilizes portable light sources such as incandescent bulbs, 4 foot fluorescents, and a mercury vapor lamp, to create an ominous world of primitive magic and contemporary social commentary. Clay is onstage throughout this solo dance, manipulating the light sources of this "performance tool box" which is set up differently in different venues.

Peripheral City (2003): a collaboration with the Bessie award winning collective Red Dive and trumpet player Fred Wright on the Gowanus Canal

Fiver (2001): collaboration with composer/pianist Sharon Zhu and a toy piano

The Beach Book (1999): Los Angeles based photo project with photographer Sandra Esslinger

Town Within A Town (1998): collaboration with theater director Bobo Jelcic and five actors in Groznjan, Croatia

Negotiations (1996): a three woman show with Ze’eva Cohen and Aleta Hayes