Jessica Gaynor Dance
in the World Premiere of HeroJESSICA GAYNOR DANCE
in the World Premiere of Hero
at Triskelion Arts
November 15-18, 2012 at 8pm
Brooklyn, NY: Triskelion Arts presents Jessica Gaynor Dance in the World Premiere of Hero from
November 15-18, 2012 at 8pm at the Aldous Theater, Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor,
Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tickets are 5 and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/
An opening night Gala will follow the performance on Thursday, November 15, 2012. Tickets for the
Gala are 00.
Hero, an evening of new work by Ms. Gaynor, explores the ideological heroism, physical prowess and
secret identities of superheroes. Ms. Gaynor’s choreography is physically ferocious. Each dancer holds
a specific attribute that is equal and opposite to his or her partner: fearless vs. calculated, malleable vs.
rigid, upside-down vs. balanced. Hero features original music by Devin Maxwell, lighting design by
Andrew Dickerson and costume design by Renee Kurz.
Dancers: Emily Diers, Kyle Gerry, Jake Laub, Jordan Risdon, Julia Sabangan, Kristi Tornga
Jessica Gaynor Dance creates pieces that utilize extreme physicality, intricate patterning and
sophisticated formal structures in an exploration of the complexities of human experience.
Jessica Gaynor holds a BA in American Studies from Brown University and an MFA in Dance
Performance and Choreography from California Institute of the Arts. Since moving to New York in
2003 her work has been performed at The Skirball Center at NYU, Jacob's Pillow, City Center Studio 4,
Dance Theater Workshop, The 92nd Street Y, The Kitchen, Triskelion Arts, Dance Space, Williamsburg
Arts Nexus, Jennifer Muller/The Works HATCH series, Hudson Guild Theater, Brooklyn Arts
Exchange, The Merce Cunningham Studio, DanceNOW/NYC, The FAR Space, Movement Research,
Brown University and Built on Stilts in Martha's Vineyard. She was the repertory guest choreographer
at the Fieldston School in 2005, artist-in-residence at Brown University in 2006, Assistant Director of
Young Dancemakers Company from 2007-2010 and an Emerging Artist in Gotham Arts Exchange’s
Mentorship Program from 2010-2011. Ms. Gaynor is currently on the faculty at The Brearley School.
Triskelion Arts is a performing arts center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whose mission is to foster
the development and presentation of the performing arts by providing quality, affordable, accessible
rehearsal, class, and performance space to the general public and to provide opportunities to the arts
community, including resident companies, for the creation and presentation of new work.
For more information, visit www.jessicagaynordance.com.