Jess Curtis

Jess Curtis is an award-winning choreographer, performer and scholar committed to an art-making practice informed by experimentation, innovation, critical discourse and social relevance at the intersections of fine art and popular culture. Curtis has created and performed multidisciplinary dance performance throughout the U.S., Europe with seminal group Contraband, the radical performance collective CORE and the experimental French Circus company Cahin-Caha, Cirque Batard. From 1991 to 1998 he co-directed the ground-breaking San Francisco performance venue 848 Community Space with Keith Hennessy and Michael Whitson. In 2000, Curtis founded his own trans-continental performance company, Jess Curtis/Gravity, based in Berlin and San Francisco. In 2011 he was presented the prestigious Alpert Award in the Arts for choreography and the Homer Avila Award for innovation in physically diverse performance. Curtis is active as a writer, advocate and community organizer in the fields of contemporary dance and performance and teaches Dance, Contact Improvisation and Interdisciplinary Performance for individuals of all abilities throughout the US and Europe. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of the Arts in Berlin. He holds an MFA in Choreography and a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California at Davis. www.jesscurtisgravity.org

  1. Performance The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight
  2. Performance Time to Meet: Alva Noë, Jess Curtis, Claire Cunningham
  3. Workshop S 11 / Making Sense of Each Other
  4. Showing The Way You Look (at Me) Tonight
  5. Workshop S06 / Watch Me Watch You
  6. Performance The way you look (at me) tonight
  7. Workshop S-7 / Sensing, Dancing, Performing
  8. Performance De-mystifying Access and Physical Diversity
  9. Workshop Lab 2: Remembering the Future of Diversity in Dance – fully booked
  10. Performance Remembering the Future of Diversity in Dance
  11. Performance (in)Visible
  12. Workshop Herbst Tanz Spaziergang #1 – Mauer Meditationen
Jess Curtis
Photo: Sven Hagolani