Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Sally Silvers

Making work that operates between idiomatic dance and unconventional movement, choreographer Sally Silvers (NYC) will devise a low-tech, sci-fi based, “girl power” led adventure titled ALONG that imagines a place where different worlds and body languages encounter, confound, hijink, and waveringly dis/connect. Silvers has an on-going fascination with the poetic as well as the social meanings of movement, and offers a no-holds-barred exploration of movement possibilities.

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Sally Silvers
Artist Bio

Sally Silvers

Sally Silvers is a Guggenheim Foundation and New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winning choreographer who has been making work since the 1980’s. As the Artistic Director of Sally Silvers & Dancers she has toured and taught nationally and internationally and has been covered extensively in The New York Times and profiled in The New Yorker where she was anointed “queen of the intelligent quirk.”

Her work, Bonobo Milkshake was chosen by The New York Times as one of the Top Three pieces seen in New York in 2012 and Tenderizer and If You Try were chosen again for the Top Ten of 2017. Silvers’ work has been performed at Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette, The Joyce Theater, Danspace Project, P.S. 122, and The Kitchen, among other venues. She has had articles, essays, and poems published in magazines, chapbooks, journals, and anthologies, and she choreographed three musicals for the Sundance Theater Festival. She is the co-director of two award-winning dance films and her work has been recorded and archived by the New York City Performing Arts Library. Silvers has also received funding from the NEA, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts. She is known for several large dance community curatorial projects: TalkTalkWalkWalk (combining dance artists and poets; co-curated with Jen Abrams) and Surprise Every Time (a festival of “live choreography’ – making work live in front of the audience on the spot). From 2005 to 2011 she danced in the new and historical works of Yvonne Rainer.

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Photos: Paula Court, Elizabeth Hope Clancy