John Jasperse

John Jasperse

 

John Jasperse, based in NYC since 1985, has created several shorter works and 14 evening-length works for John Jasperse Company including, most recently Truth, Revised Histories, Wishful Thinking and Flat Out Lies (2009), which premiered September 2009 in Dresden, Germany and had its New York premiere at The Joyce Theater in June 2010; and Canyon, which will have its premiere at the Phildelphia Live Arts Festival September 9-11, 2011 and will have its New York premiere as a part of BAM’s Next Wave Festival at The Harvey Theater November 16-19, 2011.

John Jasperse’s work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations in the U.S. including The American Dance Festival, Durham, NC; Diverseworks, Houston, TX; The Flynn Center, Burlington, VT; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Chicago, IL; On the Boards, Seattle, WA; Summer Stages, Concord, MA; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; and internationally in Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout Europe including La Biennale di Venezia; Cannes International Dance Festival; Dance Umbrella, London; EuroKaz, Zagreb; Kampnagel, Hamburg; Montpellier Danse, Tanz im August, Berlin; TanzQuartier Wein, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt; and the VEO Festival, Valencia. In New York, Jasperse’s work has been presented at numerous venues including The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen and Performance Space 122. 

Jasperse has created several commissioned works for other companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, Batsheva Dance Company, Lyon Opera Ballet, The Irish Modern Dance Theater and Headwaters Dance Company. His work received a "Bessie" Award (2001) and has been supported by fellowships from Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Tides Foundation’s Lambent Fellowship in the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts.