Beth Gill is an emerging choreographer who makes contemporary dance and performance in New York City. She has accumulated a body of work that critically examines issues relating to the fields of contemporary dance and performance studies, through a focused exploration of aesthetics and perception. Ranging from short-term improvised structures to long-term choreographed performances, her work has been commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop and New York Live Arts as well as performed internationally.
Gill is a 2012 Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship recipient, a New York City Center Choreography Fellow for 2012-2013, and a member of the inaugural cohort The Hatchery Project (2013-2015) including: luciana achugar, Paul Lazar & Annie B. Parsons, Reggie Wilson, Jennifer Calienes (MANCC), Sara Coffey (Vermont Performance Lab), Craig Peterson (Live Arts Brewery), Brian Rogers and Sheila Lewandowski (The Chocolate Factory Theater).
In 2011 she was awarded two New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer and the Juried Award for the choreographer exhibiting some of the most interesting and exciting ideas happening in dance in New York City today. Dance Magazine named her one of the top 25 artists to watch and TimeOut New York called her most recent work Electric Midwife one of the best dances of the year.
Gill is one of seven choreographers profiled in Michael Blackwood’s documentary New York Dance: States of Performance, which continues the focus of his two highly regarded previous documentaries: Making Dances: Seven Post-Modern Choreographers (1980) and Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism (1988). Her work will soon be part of the growing catalog of dance online presented through On The Boards TV.
Beth is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and has been a guest artist at Barnard College, Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts and Arizona State University.