Jennifer Monson

Professor, MFA Co-Director

Jennifer Monson

Jennifer Monson has been pursuing an original approach to experimental dance forms in NYC since 1983 when she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College. In that time she has created a wide body of work that incorporates well-developed collaborative relationships with many artists including Zeena Parkins, DD Dorvillier, Yvonne Meier and David Zambrano. Her solo work has been presented at many venues in the US, Australia, Europe, Latin America and Tanzania.  Major works years include The Pigeon Project (2000); The Glint (1998); Sender (1997); La Mer (1995); Tackle Rock (1993); and Ursa’s Door (1990).  Her project BIRD BRAIN (2000-2006) includes the theatrical work Flight of Mind (2005) and four migratory tours: Gray Whales (Spring 2001); Ospreys (Fall 2002); Ducks and Geese (Spring 2004); and Northern Wheatears (Fall 2009). She recently completed iMAP/Ridgewood Reservoir, a year-long research and performance practice in an abandoned reservoir in NYC.? ?Monson has received several awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2003), a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Fellowship (1998), National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer’s Fellowships (1989, 1992, 1993-95, 1995-97), and the New York Foundation for the Arts Artists Fellowship (1989,1998). She has been awarded two New York Dance and Performance Awards (“BESSIE’s”) for Sender and for sustained achievement in the dance field in 1997 and for BIRD BRAIN in 2006. Monson is founder and artistic director of iLAND-interdisciplinary Laboratory of Art Nature and Dance. www.ilandart.org

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