Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Jack Ferver

Choreographer, writer, and performer Jack Ferver will collaborate with visual artist Marc Swanson to create a performance/installation blending Ferver’s psychologically-based choreography with the formalism of Swanson’s art practice. Chambre, inspired by Jean Genet’s play The Maids, explores obsessive societal notions of class and sexuality. Housed within a large sculptural environment, a manic, relentless performance leaves behind ghosts of psycho-sexual and socio-political iconography.

Jack Ferver
Artist Bio

Jack Ferver

Jack Ferver's works have been presented by The French Institute Alliance Française, The Kitchen, The Institute of Contemporary Art, PS 122, The New Museum, The Museum of Arts and Design, Diverse Works, Danspace Project, Abrons Art Center, Dixon Place, and Théâtre de Vanves in France, MoMA/PS1, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Dance New Amsterdam, LaMaMa E.T.C., The Culture Project, and NP Gallery. 

His works include All of a Sudden (2013), a collaboration with Joshua Lubin-Levy; Mon, Ma, Mes (2012); Two Alike (2011), a collaboration with Marc Swanson; Me, Michelle (2011), a collaboration with Michelle Mola; Rumble Ghost (2010); I Am Trying to Hear Myself (2008); A Movie Star Needs A Movie (2009); Death is Certain (2009); MEAT (2008); and When We Were Young And Filled With Fear (2007).

As an actor, Ferver’s credits include the film GaybyStrangers With Candy (Comedy Central), and numerous other film and theatre projects. His writing has been published in the magazine Novembre. He has curated for Danspace Project, Center for Performance Research, and Dance New Amsterdam. He teaches privately as well as at New York University and Bard College, and has set choreography at The Juilliard School. 

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