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JOANNA KOTZE

jk@joannakotze.com

www.joannakotze.com

           

Education

1998: BA in Architecture - Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 

Grants/Commissions/Awards

▪       2016-2018 New York Live Arts Live Feed Artist

▪       2018 The Yard artist residency

▪       2018 Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship

▪       2017-2018 92nd Street Y artist-in-residence

▪       2017 Milvus Artistic Research Center artist residency and showings

▪       2017 Jacob’s Pillow Creative Development Residency and showing

▪       2017 Gibney Dance Company– Commission for new work

▪       2017 Bennington College artist residency and showing

▪       2016 Jerome Foundation General Grant

▪       2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space residency

▪       2016 Sedona Arts Center artist residency

▪       2016 Toronto Dance Theater – Commission for new work

▪       2016 Ririe-Woodbury – Commission for new work

▪       2015 Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) technical residency and premiere

▪       2015 American Dance Institute (ADI) technical residency and premiere

▪       2015 Jacob’s Pillow Creative Development Residency

▪       2015 The Camargo Foundation artist residency

▪       2015 Zenon Dance Company, Minneapolis – Commission for new work

▪       2014 Jerome Foundation General Grant

▪       2014 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) BUILD grant

▪       2014 James Sewell Ballet, Minneapolis – Commission for new work

▪       2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Process Space Residency

▪       2014 Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund grant

▪       2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer

▪       2013 Baryshnikov Arts Center Fall Resident Artist (Martha Duffy Award)

▪       2013 Danspace Project - Spring Season commissioned and presented artist

▪       2013 - 2015 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence

▪       2013 Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship

▪       2013 Djerassi Resident Artist Program Artist-in-Residence

▪       2013 Yellowhouse NYC Educational Stipend

▪       2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

▪       2012 boo-koo Space Grant from Gibney Dance Center

▪       2012 New York Live Arts Studio Series and 100 hour residency

▪       2012 Choreographic Fellow for Ailey’s New Directions Choreography Lab

▪       2011 Dance New Amsterdam Fall Season Commission as a presented artist

▪       2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Artist-in-Residence

▪       2011 Mount Tremper Arts June residency

▪       2010 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

▪       2010 Choreographers' Project Fellow at Summer Stages Dance in Concord, MA and Boston Institute for Contemporary Art

▪       2010 Dance New Amsterdam Raw Material Residency

 

Choreography

2018

▪       What will we be like when we get there -  New York Live Arts, New York

▪       it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen – Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH

2017

▪       it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen – Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA

▪       Commissioned work – Gibney Dance, New York City

2016

▪       it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen – National Arts Centre, Ottawa

▪       Commissioned work – Toronto Dance Theatre and Ririe-Woodbury, Salt Lake City

2015

▪       Fall New York premiere of FIND YOURSELF HERE – Baryshnikov Arts Center

▪       Spring world premiere of FIND YOURSELF HERE – American Dance Institute (ADI), Rockville, MD

▪       Work-in-progress performance, FIND YOURSELF HERE – Movement Research at Judson Church

▪       Commission from Zenon Dance, Minneapolis, MN

▪       The rest of everything - Commission from James Sewell Ballet, Minneapolis, MN

2014

▪       Work-in-progress performance, FIND YOURSELF HERE, Draftwork at Danspace Project, NYC

▪       FIND YOURSELF HERE: Trio C – SHOW ROOM Gowanus, Gowanus Art + Production, Brooklyn

▪       FIND YOURSELF HERE: Trio B – BAC, Baryshnikov Arts Center, NY

▪       it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen – Bard College, NY

▪       APAP reprisal, it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen – Danspace Project, NY

2013

▪       Premiere, it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen – Danspace Project, NYC

▪       FIND YOURSELF HERE: Trio A – Lu Magnus, Lu Magnus gallery, NY

▪       New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award ceremony 5-minute excerpt performance, The Apollo Theater, NY

▪       FIND YOURSELF HERE: Trio B – Judson, Movement Research at the Judson Church

2012

▪       One-Shot: a web-based solo performance relay started by Sarah Maxfield

▪       Work-in-progress performances, it happened it had happened it is happening it will happen

         New York Live Arts Studio Series, and Movement Research at the Judson Church, NYC

▪       New Directions Choreography Lab, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Fordham/Ailey students

2011

▪       Premiere, what will we be like when we get there with artist Jonathan Allen, Lu Magnus gallery, NYC

▪       Premiere, Duet, with musician Jon Gibson – Roulette, NYC

▪       Premiere, Between You and Me – Dance New Amsterdam, NYC

▪       Excerpts of ONE/4 and Between You and Me – Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out, MA

▪       Premiere, ONE/4 – Dixon Place, NYC

▪       Excerpt of Between You and Me – Danspace Project, NYC

2010

▪       Premiere, A Malleable Space with artist Asuka Goto – Soho20 Gallery, NYC

▪       Excerpt of Between You and Me – Dance New Amsterdam Raw Material – NYC

▪       ONE/3 – Movement Research at the Judson Church, NYC

▪       Premiere, Under the Fold – Boston Institute for Contemporary Art, MA

▪       ONE/3 – 92nd Street Y, NYC

▪       Premiere, ONE/3 – WAXworks, NYC

2009

▪       Premiere, Trium – Movement Research at the Judson Church, NYC

2004-2014

▪       Eight works created on and performed by Dance Theatre at Miami University, Ohio

 

Performance

January 2015 – March 2015: Sam Kim

Gibney Dance – Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

 

July 2009 - Present: Kimberly Bartosik/daela

Danspace Project, New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop - DTW, Mt. Tremper Arts, BEAT Festival (Brooklyn), Centre Choregraphique National de Franche-Comte a Belfort

 

Oct. 2008 - 2012: Netta Yerushalmy

LaMama, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam

 

Sept. 2013: Sarah Skaggs

Danspace Project

 

Sept. 2000 - 2010: Wally Cardona/WC4+

The Brooklyn Academy of Music: Premieres of Everywhere (’05) and Really Real (’09), Dance Theater Workshop - DTW, The Joyce Theater, The Duke Theater, Danspace Project, Symphony Space. Outside NYC – International Festival of Arts & Ideas (New Haven, CT), Mass MOCA, PICA (Portland, OR), Jacob's Pillow, Cannes Dance Festival (France), Montreal, Mexico

 

Oct. 2011: Christopher Williams

Opera America Conference, NYC

 

Sept. 1999 - 2010: Daniel Charon

Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, Harkness Dance Festival, Joyce Soho, 92nd Street Y, DNA

 

Feb. 2004 - Oct. 2006: Nina Winthrop

"Violet Fire" - Belgrade, Serbia, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Flea Theater, DUMBO Festival

 

Aug. 2002 - Feb. 2005: The Metropolitan Opera

"Les Troyens", "The Rite of Spring", by Doug Varone, Various operas - Metropolitan Opera Ballet

 

Oct. 1999 - May 2001: Mimi Garrard Dance Company

The Kitchen, Riverside Church, The Garrard Studio

 

Feb. 1999 - June 1999: Company Appels

The Clarke Theater ( Lincoln Center), Belgium, Morocco

 

Sept. 1994 - May 1998: Miami University Dance Theatre

 

Teaching

▪       Winter/Spring 2015: Movement Research Repertory course at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts

▪       Fall 2014: Adjunct Professor, Technique and Repertory, Long Island University dance department

▪       July 2014: American Dance Festival summer program, Durham, NC

▪       January – May 2014: Adjunct Professor, Creative Research in Dance, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

▪       May 2010 – Present: Faculty at Movement Research, NYC

▪       May 2014 – Present: Faculty at Gibney Dance, NYC

▪       January 2014: Technique classes for the American Dance Festival Winter Intensive, NYC

▪       January 2013: Choreographic Investigation Course – Dance New Amsterdam, NYC

▪       Winter/Spring 2012: New Directions Choreography Lab with Fordham and Certificate students at the Alvin Ailey Dance Center

▪       Sept. 2004 – Present: Master classes at Miami University when in choreographic residence

▪       2006-2007, 2012-2013: Guest teacher at Dance New Amsterdam, NYC

▪       Feb. 2010: Substitute teaching at The Juilliard School for Wally Cardona's dance composition class

▪       Spring 2009: Substitute teaching at The New School for Wally Cardona's performance and phenomenology class

 

Training

▪       2000 - Present: Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler and Wally Cardona

▪       1998 - 2007: Classes and workshops – Metropolitan Opera Ballet class, Jocelyn Lorenz ballet at 890 Broadway,

        Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, formerly Dance Space studios, Limon Institute (Risa Steinberg), and others

▪       Summers 1996 and 1998: ADF, American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C.

▪       Fall 1994 - Spring 1998: Dance Theatre at Miami University, Ohio

▪       Previous to 1994: Indiana University Ballet Department, L'Ecole de Ballet (MA), West Concord Dance Academy (MA)

 

Bibliography

DC Dance Watcher, Found Among Chaos, Lisa Traiger, April 24, 2015

Star Tribune, James Sewell Ballet: Ballet or something else?, Sheila Regan, February 10, 2015

DanceBeat, Three Choreographers Grace a Busy Week, Deborah Jowitt, January 14, 2014

Dance Magazine, Vital Signs – A Welcome Reprise, Wendy Perron and Kristin Schwab, January 2014

Time Out New York, Best of 2013: Best Dance of 2013, Gia Kourlas, December 31, 2013

Baryshnikov Arts Center, BAC Story – Joanna Kotze, Aaron Mattocks, November 2013

The New York Times, Darrell Jones and Joanna Kotze win Bessie Awards for Choreography, Felicia Lee, July 17, 2013

The New York Times, Learning the Uses of Disorder, Gia Kourlas, June 9, 2013

The Dance Enthusiast, Collaborative Meldings of Time and Space, Veronica Hackethal, May 2013

Solomons Says, Splice: DUETspaceQUARTET, Gus Solomons Jr., October 30, 2011

Infinite Body, A “SPLICE” of life, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, October 16, 2011

The New York Times, Ailey Awards New Choreography Fellowships, Felicia Lee, May 12, 2011

Culturebot, Arts+Culture+Ideas, Jeremy Barker, October 11, 2010

 

Design

2012: Rebecca Davis Projects - Design and construction of collapsible houses made from recycled cardboard containers and worn by dancers during performances of Restless Nest

2011: Set design and construction for Between You and Me – 27 moveable light fixtures used during performances at Dance New Amsterdam and Danspace Project Food for Thought

2003-2012: 212box and Tihany Designs: Construction of physical architectural models in both design development and final design phases