DD Dorvillier | human future dance corps WORK
2012 Swing Space Resident, 14 Wall Street, Vault
DD Dorvillier has worked in New York since 1989, as a choreographer, dancer, and teacher. In 2003 she received a Bessie in Choreography for Dressed for Floating, and in 2010 for performance in Parades & Changes, replays, a re-activation by Anne Collod, of Anna Halprin's 1965 work. In 1991 she and dancer/choreographer Jennifer Monson created the Matzoh Factory. For over a decade it was an accessible grassroots site for wild experimentation where choreographers and artists congregated for low-tech and low-cost shows, rehearsals, parties, and readings. She has worked with and been deeply influenced by: Jennifer Monson, Zeena Parkins, Jennifer Lacey, Yvonne Meier, Sarah Michelson, and Karen Finley, among many others. She has been a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence, curator of the Movement Research Festival, and co-editor of the MR Performance Journal “Release”. She received a NYFA Fellowship (2000), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fellowship (2007), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011). Her company, human future dance corps, has been presented at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and PS 122, among others and internationally at ImPulsTanz, DeSingel, STUK, Kaai Theater, and Rencontres chorégraphiques de Seine St. Denis among others.
During her Swing Space residency, Dorvillier will develop a nomadic project, setting up discursive working environments with local artists, wherein critical and artistic practices, vis a vis questions of community and choreography, intersect. The results of these encounters will serve as the basis of a work to be presented in 2014.