DD Dorvillier is a dancer and choreographer. Since 1989 she made performances exclusively in and for New York City (starting the Matzoh Factory in 1991 with dancer/choreographer Jennifer Monson). In 2000, she created human future dance corps to support her individual work and collaborations. She began developing her works in other countries in 2005 and has been dividing her time between New York and Europe since then. Her projects have been presented in New York at Danspace Project, The Kitchen, NY Live Arts, and PS 122, and abroad at ImPulsTanz, Kaaitheater, and Rencontres Internationales Chorégraphiques de Seine-St Denis, among many others. Her most recent work, Danza Permanente—a Beethoven string quartet transposed into movement for four dancers was seen last fall at The Kitchen as part of FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival. Awards include the Doris Duke Performing Arts Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and New York Foundation for the Arts Choreography Fellowship. Dorvillier is part of LMCC’s Extended Life Residency Program.
Diary of an Image will be a month long platform dedicated to the work and practices of choreographer DD Dorvillier. Presented by Danspace Project, it takes place from May 22 through June 15, 2014 at St. Mark’s Church, in New York. Two new personal projects are the spine of the platform: Diary of an Image, an eponymous solo work with live music by Zeena Parkins, and A catalogue of steps.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist