Weds, Jan 28 from 11-1:30pm at the New Museum
Slow, Still and Shape making
Gill will share selected discoveries, techniques and perspectives relating to her use of timing and sculptural forms. Three important themes in her work: Slowness, Stillness and Shape making will be the focus of the workshop.
Beth Gill is a choreographer who has been making contemporary dance and performance in New York City since 2005. Her body of work critically examines issues within the fields of contemporary dance and performance studies, through a focused exploration of aesthetics and perception. Gill has been commissioned by New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Kitchen and Dance Theater Workshop. Her performances have toured nationally and internationally including: Fusebox (TX), The Nazareth College Dance Festival (NY) and Dance Umbrella (UK).
Gill is a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Art Grant recipient, a current member of The Hatchery Project and a 2015-2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Extended Life Artist in Residence. In 2011 Gill was awarded two New York State Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and the Juried Award “ for the choreographer exhibiting some of the most interesting and exciting ideas happening in dance in New York City today.” She was awarded a 2013-2015 New York City Center Choreography Fellow. In 2012 Dance Magazine named her one of the top 25 artists to watch.
Gill began her dance training with Rose Marie Menes and Tami Horowitz at the Westchester Ballet Center as well as the New York State Summer School of the Arts where she trained with Carolyn Adams and Julie Strandberg. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has been a guest artist and teacher at Barnard College, Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts, Arizona State University, NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, the New York State Summer School of the Arts and the American Dance Festival.