Gibney Dance welcomes our first Community Action Artist in Residence, Jill Sigman.
Jill will be working in and around 280 Broadway this summer and fall, inviting the community into her creative process leading up to her performance in Studio A this September, Weed Heart. From growing weeds in our Center to serving tea made from wild edibles to the community, Weed Heart incorporates dance, installation, and social practice. The work explores what has been dismissed, de-valued, and rooted out, and envisions a world in which we can re-connect with the natural world and each other.
Jill Sigman is a Brooklyn-based choreographer whose work exists at the intersection of dance, visual art, and social practice. In 1998 she founded jill sigman/thinkdance to ask questions through the medium of the body. A classically trained dancer, she draws from modern dance, movement improvisation, art history, textile conservation, analytic philosophy, social experiments and activism to create performances and installations that often involve audience interaction and work in communities. In recent years she has addressed environmental issues and questions about how we live in relation to the natural world.
Jill has been a Choreographic Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), a Movement Research Artist in Residence, an Artist in Residence at the Guapamacátaro
Read about Weed Heart on our Blog!