Choreographer John Jasperse (NYC) will develop Remains (working title) in collaboration with composer John King. The work addresses the illusion of ego, the notion of a fluid boundary between the self and one’s environment, and the notion of legacy as the sum total of the energy that we put out into the world—what we build energetically in our environment through our actions and what we leave behind in our wake.
Martha Duffy Resident Artist
John Jasperse is a choreographer and dance artist living in New York City. Jasperse has created 16 evening-length works for John Jasperse Projects (JJP) and numerous commissions for other companies, including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva, and Lyon Opera Ballet. JJP has presented in 29 countries, including La Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Dance Umbrella London (England), Montpellier Danse (France), and Tanz im August (Berlin, Germany), among others.
It has also presented at institutions in 24 US cities, including BAM, the Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Walker Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the American Dance Festival. Jasperse is the recipient of a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, two Bessie Awards (2014 and 2000), and fellowships from US Artists, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Tides/Lambent Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, the NYFA and the NEA, as well as grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MAP Fund, NEFA’s National Dance Project, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and many more.
Slide photos: Yi-Chun Wu / Bio photo: Chris Taggart