Making Dance: A Monthly Cohort

Making Dance is a new approach to professional creative process education at Gibney Dance. Each month, a different artist will lead participants through process, feedback, and more. Over the month, a consistent group of students will gain cumulative information for a more comprehensive exchange of choreographic methods.

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October: Jennifer Nugent

Monday, October 23 – Thursday, October 26 / 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Friday, October 27 / 12:00 – 4:00 pm

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With ideas, dreams, images, and agendas in mind we will practice making from a place of personal importance and task based assignments as a catalyst for movement invention. Repetitively disposing of self to gain new perspectives and explore a real time experience, this week hopes to foster the freedom to work truthfully and slowly move into deeper states of presence.

Jennifer Nugent danced with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance company from 2009-2014 and David Dorfman Dance from 1999-2007, receiving a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for her work in the company. She has also had opportunities to perform and work intensively with Martha Clarke, Lisa Race, Doug Elkins, Bill Young, Colleen Thomas, Kate Weare, Barbara Sloan and Dale Andre. Jennifer’s teaching and dancing is inspired by all her teachers and mentors, most profoundly by her time working, performing with, and learning from Daniel Lepkoff, Wendall Beavers, Gerri Houlihan, David Dorfman, Bill T. Jones, Janet Wong, Wendy Woodson, and Patty Townsend. Her choreography and duet collaborations with Paul Matteson have been presented in New York City and throughout the U.S. She teaches regularly in NYC and abroad and has been a guest artist at numerous universities and dance festivals including The American Dance Festival, the Bates Dance Festival, and SaltDanceFest. This year Jennifer is a teaching artist at Smith College and Amherst College in Western MA and is making work collaboratively with Angie Hauser and Paul Matteson.