In Open Studios, Bessie Award winning choreographer Beth Gill presents excerpts of a dance piece that is set to premiere in May 2016 at The Chocolate Factory Theater.

The future of this piece will be a new site-specific performance installation inspired by the concept of the archetype, and the imagination and the subconscious. A symbiotic pair with a mysterious and ever-present bond, a lone heroic female, and a glowing, otherworldly presence inhabit a dreamlike, sensory-rich world that draws the audience into an immersive act of witnessing.

Gill creates an intimate, surrealist space building on the formalism of her past several works (Electric MidwifeNew Work for the Desert), while forging new psychologically driven terrain through explorations of role, the gathering and layering of meaning and being, and ultimately, disappearance.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Paula Court

Friday, October 23 at 2:30 pm
in LMCC’s Studios in the Arts Center on Governors Island


Choreography: Beth Gill

Lighting: Thomas Dunn

Sound: Jon Moniaci

Performers: Jennifer Lafferty, Heather Lang, Marilyn Maywald and Stuart Singer.

Untitled is co-commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Chocolate Factory and developed as part of LMCC’s Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Untitled was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is supported by a 2015 Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Untitled was made possible in part with a research and development residency and co-production support by The Hatchery Project, a multi-year collaborative residency partnership between The Chocolate Factory Theater, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, RED Arts and Vermont Performance Lab with lead support by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional residency support was provided by Gibney Dance Center’s Dance in Process program, and by MANCC/Florida State University (Carla Peterson, Artistic Director).