Faye Driscoll is a Bessie-award winning choreographer and director who has been called “a startlingly original talent” by the New York Times and “the most promising performing artist of her generation” by the Weekly Standard. She has choreographed and directed four evening-length works in New York with a phenomenal group of dancers and collaborators, with commissions from The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, HERE Arts Center and Dance New Amsterdam. Her works have toured nationally to UCLA, Fusebox Festival, Chicago Dancing Festival, Wexner Center for the Arts, ICA/Boston, The Yard, CounterPULSE and the American Dance Festival. Her work has been supported by a National Dance Project NEFA production and touring award, a Jerome Foundation grant, multi-year support from the Greenwall Foundation and a LMCC Fund for Creative Communities grant. Driscoll has received commissions from the Zenon Dance Company and Barnard College. She has collaborated extensively with theater artists including Young Jean Lee, Cynthia Hopkins, Taylor Mac, Jennifer Miller and NTUSA. Her video work was exhibited in Younger than Jesus, the first of several signature triennials at the New Museum. She was a 2011 Choreographic Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, and a recent Artist-in-Residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center and Headlands Center for the Arts. Driscoll has been an adjunct professor at Bard College and NYU’s Playwrights Horizon’s Theater School.
Class Description: The body is loaded — a container for the complex web that makes up one’s identity. In Driscoll’s class, participants will learn material from her new work and play with the processes she is using to develop it, dealing with state shifting and layering of intention into movement. This class will center on an investigation of movement, through improvisations and formal modalities, as a vehicle for meaning and debunking meaning. How do we allow in the multiplicity of daily narratives into our performing?