Baryshnikov Arts Center and The Chocolate Factory Theater Co-Present

Donna Uchizono Company

Iron Jane (World Premiere)

May 13-16, 2020

“Donna Uchizono has ranked high on my originals list." - Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

“I am in awe of the courage it takes to be human and, in these charged times, humane,” says New York-based choreographer Donna Uchizono of the points of departure for her newest work, presented during her company's 30th anniversary. With a cast of four dancers and music by Okkyung Lee, the rigorous and detailed choreography of Iron Jane unfolds its tough exterior, gradually revealing a new intimacy.

Performed by Natalie Green, Molly Lieber, Pareena Lim, and Angie Pittman.

Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.

Major support for dance programming and activities provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Donna Uchizono
Artist Bio

Donna Uchizono

Donna Uchizono is the Artistic Director of NYC-based Donna Uchizono Company, which has performed throughout the USA, Europe, South America, Australia, and Asia.

Uchizono has received public and critical recognition for her innovative movement language and distinct wit, recognized by notable collaborations with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Paula Vogel, David Hammons, and Oliver Sacks. A 2016 USArtists Fellow, Uchizono has received many awards (Guggenheim Fellowship, New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, Alpert Award) and support from the MAP Fund, NDP, NEA, NYFA, NYSCA, and Creative Capital, among others. Uchizono is an active member of the dance community and supports new artistic voices through outreach and education programs.

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Photos: Ian Douglas, Michael Grimaldi, John Cyr, Scott Shaw, Peggy Jarrell Kaplan