Beth Gill, Extended Life 2019

Beth Gill

Beth Gill is a New York based choreographer who makes formal and exacting works toned with the themes of obsession, alienation, objectification, female sexuality and rage, and transformation.
Her performances include:
Pitkin Grove , Commissioned by The Joyce Theater, NYC, October 2018, Presented as part of “The Quadrille” curated by Lar Lubovitch;

Brand New Sidewalk, Commissioned by Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, April 2017, Presented as part of the “Merce Cunningham: Common Time” exhibition, Touring: ICA (Boston, May 2017), The Yard (Martha’s Vinyard, July 2017), Abrons Arts Center, (NYC, September 2017);

Catacomb, Commissioned by the Chocolate Factory Theater, NYC, May 2016 Touring: The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (Annandale-on- Hudson, October 2016), Fusebox Festival (Austin, April 2017), Wexner Art Center (Columbus, April 2017), River to River Festival (NYC, July 2017)

New Work for the Desert, Commissioned by New York Live Arts, NYC, March 2014 *Nominated for a New York State Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Visual Design by collaborator Thomas Dunn

Electric Midwife, Commissioned by the Chocolate Factory Theater, NYC, premiered June 2011
Touring: River to River Festival (NYC, July 2012), Nazareth College Arts Center Dance Festival (Rochester, July 2012), Dance Umbrella (London, October 2012), Fusebox Festival (Austin, April 2013)
*Received three New York State Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards:
– Outstanding Emerging Choreographer
– Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design for Dance
– Juried “Bessie” Award: for the choreographer exhibiting some of the most interesting ideas in dance in New York City today

Beth is also a recipient of:
Joyce Theater Comprehensive Creative Residency, The Joyce Theater, New York City, 2017-2018
Hodder Fellowship, Princeton Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton, 2015-2016
Extended Life, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City, 2015-2016
Doris Duke Impact Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, New York City, 2015
Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York City, 2015
Headshot by Maria Baranova

Performers Neal Beasley and Stuart Singer in Portrait Study, 2015.