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Joy-Marie Thompson || The Playground NYC

Joy-Marie Thompson || The Playground NYC


The Playground NYC


280 Broadway
New York, NY 10003


Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 10:00am



The Playground NYC

Joy Marie Thompson 

Thursday, 11/10 || 10:00-11:45am, $6

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway, NYC

Entrance 53A Chambers Street


The Playground NYC allows dancers to experience various choreographic styles and ideas, engage with a new community of dancers, and gather resourceful information and inspiration from the array of choreographers involved. In turn, established choreographers are paid for their creative investigations, are given free space to explore new movements with professional dancers, and are provided with the opportunity to establish relationships with new dancers and fellow choreographers.  


Class description:

States of Pleasure  "...the way my body stretches to music and opens into response, hearkening to its deepest rhythms..."
— Excerpt from Audre Lorde's The Uses of the Erotic


We will move through the Seven States of Tension through a lens that prioritizes pleasure. So…

We will warm up together.
We will massage our muscles.
We will find ourselves moving through the states. 
We will use props such as mesh body stockings, ropes, and feathers, to facilitate our play.
We will dance and stretch to good music by responding to what moves us.


Joy-Marie Thompson (they/she) is a dancer, performing artist, writer and dance workers’ advocate from Pittsburgh, PA. Joy- Marie received her BFA in Dance at The Conservatory of Dance at the State University of New York at Purchase College. Joy-Marie has performed work by Sidra Bell, Shamel Pitts, Staycee Pearl, and Maxine Doyle. Her writing has been published by Imagining: A Gibney Journal and Thinking Dance. Joy-Marie’s own work is rooted in the curiosity, spirit, wellness and advocacy of Black and neurodivergent LGBTQ bodies. Thompson is currently based in New York, NY where they are a resident at Punchdrunk/Emursive's McKittrick Hotel.


PC: Kitoko Chargois


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