jill sigman/thinkdance is available for residencies at universities, art centers, galleries, theaters, and alternative sites. Residency activities include development of new artistic work for the company, new work for students or local companies, performance, site-specific events, teaching, and other forms of community involvement.
Residencies can be designed to fit a specific community, time frame, and location. At a university, residency activities might involve departments of dance, philosophy, women’s studies, cultural studies, art history, and theater. Additional activities can include outdoor performance game structures, cross-disciplinary workshops, open studio events, and public presentations. Sample presentations include:
Window on the
Work: an informal presentation about the
choreographic process. This one-hour studio event involves
speaking, video clips, excerpts from dances, and audience
A Look Inside jill sigman/thinkdance: a kind of living scrapbook. This presentation interweaves personal texts about travel, artmaking, and social issues with video of performance and rehearsal, to create an intimate tapestry of the thoughts and influences behind the work.
Dance as a Tool for Intercultural Communication: a presentation that centers around the solo Embers. The audience will hear about its history in the US and Eastern Europe and see how the piece has generated dialogue and bridged art and activism.
The Role of the Artist in Contemporary Society: a talk that deals with the importance of making live performance and the ways art, advocacy, and ritual interface. Includes discussion of secret message campaigns, cell phone games, and site-specific performance.
How Dances Mean: a philosophy seminar that explores how dances communicate intellectually without functioning like spoken language.
To discuss or arrange a residency, please contact:
235 West 102 Street, #14T
New York, New York 10025