Sally Silvers is a Guggenheim Foundation and “Bessie” award-winning choreographer who has been making work since the 1980’s.  As the Artistic Director of Sally Silvers & Dancers she has toured nationally and internationally in USA, Mexico, Europe, and the far East. She has been called “downtown queen of  intelligent quirk” (New Yorker) & her last work, Bonobo Milkshake, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the top 3 pieces to see in New York for 2012.   She choreographed 3 musicals for the Sundance Theater Festival and co-directed 2 award-winning dance films: Little Lieutenant and Mechanics of the Brain.  Her work has also received support from the NEA, New York Foundation for the Arts, Meet the Composer/Choreographer for projects with Bruce Andrews and John Zorn, and The Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts.  From 2005 to 2011 she danced in the new and historical works of Yvonne Rainer.   Her work has been archived and recorded by the New York City Performing Arts Library. She is also known for several large dance community curatorial projects: TalkTalkWalkWalk (combining dance artists and poets) at The Bowery Poetry Project and Surprise Every Time (a festival of  “live choreography’ – making work live in front of the audience on the spot) at Roulette.

 

 

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