A choreographic work that explores the inherent physicality between image and word in Louise Bourgeois and Gary Indiana’s collaborative book ‘To Whom It May Concern’. In this newly commissioned work, Bailey inserts her body into this conversation, becoming a presence that articulates the visceral and sensual nature of the work. Alternating between complex sequences of movement and moments of reflection, Bailey and LeMieux dissect the performance space with an evershifting dialogue between body and spoken word.
Brittany Bailey, b 1989. Lives and works as dancer/choreographer in NYC since 2008. Bailey graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2008 and went on to train with Merce Cunningham in NYC. Bailey has performed with Marina Abramović at MoMA (NYC), Michael Clark Company at the Tate Modern (London), Robert Wilson, and The Whirling Dervishes of the Mevlevi Order of America (Israel and Turkey). Bailey’s dance works have performed at Judson Church (NYC), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Pioneer Works, EMPAC, Musées Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique (Brussels), and Musée d’Art Moderne GrandDuc Jean (Luxembourg), among others. Bailey created a dance technique titled The Dance Warm-Up, which she uses to train dancers. The Dance Warm-Up is published as a Manual with hand set and printed letterpress in an edition of 100 copies. Bailey has taught The Dance Warm-Up to ages 5-60 in the US and in London. Bailey has also taught dance at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Along with creating performance works for Brittany Bailey Dance Company, Bailey is currently the choreographer on performances with Christopher Knowles, Mark Fell, and a solo dance with visuals by Louise Bourgeois and text by Gary Indiana.
Further information and bio: www.brittanybaileydance.com