program overview

RESUME/David Gordon

Commissions for choreography and/or directing include: American Ballet Theater, American Repertory Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, Dance Theater of Harlem, White Oak Dance Project, British Dance Umbrella, Barbican Centre, On The Boards, Joyce Theater, Theater For a New Audience, Guthrie Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Mark Taper Forum, Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave, Serious Fun@Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Actors Studio, PBS/WNET Great Performances, PBS/KTCA Alive TV, BBC 1 & 2, Channel 4, UK.

Awards include: two Obies, three Bessies, two Dramalogues, two Guggenheims, two Pew Charitable Trust National Residency Grants (in both Theater and Dance).

Current member: Actors Studio, Center for Creative Research.

Previous panel/chair: NEA Dance Program.

Founding artist: Pick Up Performance Co(s)/ Grand Union/Judson Church Performances.

Previous performer: Grand Union/Yvonne Rainer Co./James Waring Co.

WORKS BY DAVID GORDON:
2009-2006 UNCIVIL WARS/COLLABORATING W/BRECHT & EISLER based on Roundheads & Pointheads” by Bertolt Brecht, as translated by Michael Feingold, w/music by Hanns Eisler, edited, choreog, dir by D Gordon @ The Kitchen, NY

2007 Trying Times (1982) excerpt choreog by D Gordon/American Masterpiece Dance grant recipient presented by L M C C & Joyce Theater (Evening Stars @ Battery Park)

2004-2007 DANCING HENRY FIVE based on Shakespeare’ s Henry V w/music by William Walton, written, directed, choreog by D Gordon, comm by Danspace Project NYC, national tour

2005 ARISTOPHANES IN BIRDONIA based on The Birds by Aristophanes, written, directed, choreog by D Gordon/comm by Danspace Project NYC

2004 THE CHAIRS by Eugene Ionesco as translated by Michael Feingold, edited, directed, choreog by D Gordon @ BAM Next Wave, Barbican London, Seattle On the Boards

2003 HE WHO GETS SLAPPED by Andreyev, dir/choreog by D Gordon, TFANA, NYC wkshp

2002 ROUNDHEADS & POINTHEADS by Bertolt Brecht Eight week comm.. wkshp @ Actors Studio w/studio actors Directed/choreog by D Gordon

2002-03 PRIVATE LIVES OF DANCERS, written, choreog by D Gordon comm by Danspace Project NYC toured nationally & at The Joyce NYC

2000-2001 FAMILY$DEATH@ART.COMedy, written, choreog by D Gordon comm by Danspace NY

1999-2000 PAST/FORWARD Comm by White Oak Project. Curated by Mikhail Baryshnikov, written & directed by D Gordon/Nationl & International tour and performed at BAM NYC

1998-2001 SOME KIND-OF-A-WIND-IN-THE-WILLOWS written by D Gordon/comm by ACT/SF
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A LIAR written, choreog by D Gordon comm by Danspace Project

1996-99 THE FIRST PICTURE SHOW (written in collab w/Ain Gordon, music by Jeanine Tesori) directed, choreog by D Gordon, A.C.T. SF/Mark Taper Forum LA/Comm by Mark Taper

1996 PUNCH & JUDY GET DIVORCED written by Ain Gordon/D Gordon w/extra lyrics by Arnold Weinstein, choreog, directed by D Gordon/Comm by A M T F/lPhila PA

1995-97 SHLEMIEL THE FIRST by Isaac Bashevis Singer, edited/directed/choreog by D Gordon Comm by A R T Cambridge MA/ performed @ A.R.T./A.C.T./A.M.T.F/GEFFEN PLAYHSE

1995 FIREBUGS by Max Frisch, Guthrie Theater, as translated by M Feingold, dir/chor by D Gordon

1994-95 THE FAMILY BUSINESS ( written/directed w/Ain Gordon) performed by Valda Setterfield, A Gordon, D Gordon/Dance Theater Workshop/N Y Theatre Workshop/NY/Mark Taper/LA

1993 PUNCH & JUDY GET DIVORCED Theater/TV wkshp - Public Theater/NY/UCLA

1992 PUNCH & JUDY GET DIVORCED (TV show) KTCA/ALIVE TV/ wkshp @ UCLA dance dept w/Mark Taper Forum actors PUNCH & JUDY Get Divorced (Dance) Comm by White Oak Dance Project w/ Mikhail Baryshnikov as Punch, Valda Setterfield as Judy perf in US & Europe


1990-91 THE MYSTERIES & WHAT'S SO FUNNY? written, directed, choreog by D. Gordon w/music by Philip Glass, Set design by Red Grooms, co-commissioned Serious Fun Lincoln Center NYC, Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston SC and Toured nationally, Obie, publ by Grove Press

1989 UNITED STATES choreog by D Gordon (* indicates section of work) toured to the 32 cocommissioning presenters venues
BIRDS, TREES AND THE BIRTHDAY OF CONGRESS * WEATHER * SAN FRANCISCO *

1988 MINNESOTA* POUNDING THE BEAT, AND SLAUGHTER* SANG AND SANG*(1988)
MY FOLKS (video; co-production with BBC-TV) - MATES (for Rambert Dance Company, London) - FOUR STORIES (for New York University)

1987 DAVID GORDON'S MADE IN U.S.A. (TV show) commissioned/WNET/Great Performances) works by D Gordon directed for TV by Don Mischer, featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov, Valda Setterfield, the Pick Up Co. and American Ballet Theatre.

1986 PANEL (TV work; produced by KTCA/Alive From Off Center) - RENARD (Director; for Spoleto USA Festival) - TRANSPARENT MEANS FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT - THE SEASONS (Pick Up Perf Co) - MURDER (for American Ballet Theatre) - BACH AND OFFENBACH (for Extemporary Dance Theatre, London)

1985 FIELD, CHAIR & MOUNTAIN (for American Ballet Theatre) - BEETHOVEN & BOOTHE (for Group Recherche Choreographique de l'Opera de Paris) - FOUR CORNERED MOON (for Clive Thompson Dance Co) - OFFENBACH SUITE - NINE LIVES -FOUR MAN NINE LIVES (Pick Up Perf Co.) - ELEVEN WOMEN IN REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES (for NYU)

1984 NEGOTIABLE BONDS (for Stuart Pimsler Dance Theater) - FIELD STUDY (for Extemporary Dance Theatre, London) - PIANO MOVERS (for Dance Theatre of Harlem)
MY FOLKS - A PLAIN ROMANCE EXPLAINED ( Pick Up Perf Co)

1983 PASSING THROUGH (for Sharir Dance Company, Texas) - LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (for New Dance Ensemble, Mpls) - THE PHOTOGRAPHER (BAM Next Wave Festival) -
FRAMEWORK (Pick Up Perf Co) - SHORT ORDER (for Ohad Naharin Dance Company)
PASSING SENTENCE (for Concert Dance Company, Boston)

1982 T.V. REEL - 10 MINUTE TV - TRYING TIMES - BIG EYES II (Pick Up Perf Co)

1981 PAS ET PAR (for Theatre du Silence, Lyons) - BIG EYES (GROTE OGEN) (Werkcentrum Dans, the Netherlands) - PHONE CALL - DOUBLE INDENTITY PART TWO – PROFILE (Pick Up Perf Co) - COUNTER REVOLUTION (for Extemporary Dance Theatre, London)

1980 BY TWO - UNTITLED SOLO (as a trio) - DOROTHY AND EILEEN - untitled solo w/ unlimited backup group - DOUBLE IDENTITY PART ONE - SOFT BROIL

1979 AN AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE, OR THIS IS WHERE I CAME IN - THE MATTER (PLUS AND MINUS) - CLOSE UP - SONG AND DANCE - SOLO SCORE - LIFTING DUET

1978 NOT NECESSARILY RECOGNIZABLE OBJECTIVES (or WORDSWORTH RIDES AGAIN) - WHAT HAPPENED - MIXED SOLO

1977 WORDSWORTH AND THE MOTOR

1976 TIMES FOUR (2 dancers) Whitney Museum/NYC - PERSONAL INVENTORY (France)

1975 CHAIR (plus SYMMETRICAL FORM 1975) Paula Cooper Gallery/NYC

1974 SPILLED MILK VARIATIONS - ONE ACT PLAY - CHAIR, ALTERNATIVES 1 THRU 5

1972 LIBERTY/THE MATTER (I) - THE MATTER (II) (including OH YES, MEN'S DANCE, ONE PART, MANNEQUIN) - ONE PART OF THE MATTER - OH YES - 6-INCIDENTS (with Douglas Dunn) - Merce Cunningham Dance Studio/NYC - D GORDON DOING WINDOWS

1971 SLEEPWALKING - Grand Union @ Oberlin College,/Oberlin, Ohio, Walker Art Ctr/Mpls, Mn

1966 – 1962 WALKS AND DIGRESSIONS (66), SILVER PIECES (FRAGMENTS) (64) RANDOM 1962, BREAKFAST (63) MANNEQUIN DANCE - HELEN'S DANCE (62) - Judson Church /NYC

1962 HONEY SWEETIE DUST DANCE - MAMA GOES WHERE PAPA GOES – Living Theater

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