Ivy Baldwin / Ivy Baldwin Dance
Ivy Baldwin is a NY-based choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Baldwin is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, 2014 BAM Fisher Artist-in-Residence, and 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Since 1999, Baldwin has received commissions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, The Wooden Floor, Barnard College, Dixon Place, and Dance New Amsterdam. Her work has also been presented by Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New Museum, Danspace Project, Movement Research at Judson Church, Symphony Space, and La MaMa E.T.C and has toured nationally and internationally including: Tanz im August (Germany), Dans Contemporan Festival (Romania), American Dance Institute, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Appel Farm Arts and Music Center. Baldwin has been recognized with various awards including: The Jerome Foundation, William and Karen Tell Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Lumpkin Family Foundation, Puffin Foundation, and Trust for Mutual Understanding, and fellowships from the Bogliasco Foundation (Italy), ArtistNe(s)t (Romania), Sugar Salon (NYC), and the Bessie Schönberg Fellowship at The Yard. The Company has enjoyed creative residencies at Abrons Arts Center, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Dragon's Egg, among others. Baldwin regularly teaches, choreographs, and sets work within the university system and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and NYU Tisch School of the Arts MFA program. Most recently, Baldwin premiered Oxbow in BAM's 2014 Next Wave Festival November 13-16, 2014. Please visit ivybaldwindance.org.
"Fabulously enigmatic... A year or so ago, I compared Baldwin to a hunter-gatherer, foraging for provocative imagery to nourish her highly individual creative impulses... [Baldwin's] bent is for deconstructing and combining elements to build bizarrely entrancing new realities that don't necessarily make spectators any wiser about her sources." —Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin’s latest work, Remove (Part 1) is a dance for four women that explores landscape in light of loss. With candor and wit, Remove disrupts the typical pattern of manning up and moving on, reviving ancient rites of grief to encourage that loss be allowed to resonate. Performed by Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith, and Katie Workum, Remove looks at a quintessential experience: the sudden absence of a constant presence and the redefinition of self in its wake. Presented in two parts for two wildly different venues/context, Remove (Part 1) will premiere at the Philip Johnson Glass House in May 2016. Remove (Part 2) will premiere at Abrons Art Center in May 2017, in a co-commission with Abrons, the Chocolate Factory, and the Joyce Theater. Both will feature an original score by Ivy’s long-time collaborator Justin Jones, along with lighting design by Chloe Z. Brown.
in development for a new commission at the Philip Johnson Glass House
In-process showing of Remove
Philip Johnson Glass House, October 4, 2015
Choreographed by Ivy Baldwin
Performances by Ivy Baldwin, Anna Carapetyan, Eleanor Smith and Katie Workum
Sound Design by Justin Jones
Lawrence Cassella wins a Bessie for Sustained Achievement in the work of Ivy Baldwin, ““For the ability to be smooth, strong, fast, fearless, dangerously sexy, and bizarrely hilarious. For more than a decade of creation in a richly intertwined collaboration with choreographer Ivy Baldwin.”
Choreographer Ivy Baldwin celebrates her company’s 15th anniversary season and made her BAM debut with Oxbow, a new work commissioned by BAM and incubated during Baldwin’s time as the 2014 BAM Fisher Artist in Residence. The evening-length dance created in collaboration with performers Anna Carapetyan, Lawrence Cassella, Eleanor Smith, Ryan Tracy, and Katie Workum features a score composed and mixed live by Justin Jones, and additional music composed and performed by Tracy. Set within a sculptural landscape created by installation artists Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen and featuring costumes by Brooklyn-based fashion designer Alice Ritter, Oxbow—named for the bow-shaped lake formed in a former channel of a river—explores the inexorable nature of the two forces that contain us all: space and time, geology and chronology. The result is a unique and compelling work by an artist described by dance critic Deborah Jowitt as a “hunter-gatherer sort of choreographer—foraging for one thing, finding another, and mixing them together in weird, mysterious, and compelling ways until they have only misty affinities with their natural states."
American Dance Institute, Rockville MD, October 17–18, 2014 at 8 PM
NEW YORK Recent PREMIERE: BAM Fisher, November 13–16, 2014 at 7:30 PM