Jillian Sweeney

Sunday, Feb 23rd: 1-4pm


What gets us moving? Which thoughts do we cycle? What's our sense of time? How are we doing today? In this workshop, we explore questions like this (from the mundane to the momentous) as inroads for creating and performing. We will delve into our own habits of construction, access what's there, what we think is there, what could be there, what is not there.

The workshop is for anyone interested in delving into their personal habits, gestures, conversational style and memories as building blocks for the creative process. We'll do movement exercises intercut with quick, prompted writing/mapping sessions. The environment is guided but open, as each of our voices contributes to the task at hand, which is to find the art form we're working on inside. Bring pen and paper and comfy clothes to move in.

Jillian Sweeney is a performer and choreographer based in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented by Incubator Arts Project, The Chocolate Factory, Danspace Project's Food For Thought, DanceNOW, MAD, WaxWorks, Dixon Place, and Galapagos Art Space. Most recently, she created a full-length dance (VULTURE-WALLY) while a resident in LMCC's Swing Space program, and two solo-shows (THIS COULD BE IT and IMAGINARY LINES), all in collaboration with writer/director Jeffrey Cranor. She also makes duration-based performances, most recently in midtown, as a part of RoofTop Dance's collaboration with the Roger Smith Hotel and at the old Penn Station Farley Post Office, as a part of Immediate Medium's apocalyptic FUTURE AT THE END OF THE WORLD. She's currently working with IM on their new project ELECTRIC INDIAN and performing in Julie Mayo's new work for Spring 2014. Jillian received her MFA in Dance from Smith College, where she was also a teaching fellow. She earns her keep at a literary agency in Soho.