Jessica Gaynor Dance's Intimate Gestures
Triskelion Arts Presents
Photo: Screenshot from Intimate Gestures Rehearsal © Jessica Gaynor Dance
Hailed for its “risk-laden” (DIY Dancer) choreography and “sophisticated approach to pure-dance” (The New Yorker), the company performs pieces that utilize extreme physicality, intricate patterning, and formal structures in an exploration of the complexities of human experience. In her latest work, Gaynor draws our attention toward intimacy. Through patterns, repetition, and a study of gestures, the piece will explore the subtle shifts that occur between people, the many ways in which individuals react to the same situation, and the variations within relationships. Collaborators include composer Devin Maxwell and dancers Emily Diers, Kyle Gerry, Jordan Risdon, Kristi Tornga, and Matthew Westerby.
This premiere was commissioned through New Music USA’s Commissioning Music/USA program, which is made possible by generous annual support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs as well as endowment support from The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Helen F. Whitaker Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trust. Triskelion Arts Presents programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.