Meredith L. Boggia
Independent Creative Producer
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Ivy Baldwin Dance

Ivy Baldwin is a NY-based choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Since 1999, her work has been commissioned in the U.S. by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Next Wave Festival), The Philip Johnson Glass House (CT), Abrons Arts Center, The Joyce Theater (Joyce Unleashed), The Chocolate Factory, The Wooden Floor (CA), Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, Dixon Place, and Dance New Amsterdam

I worked with IBD from 2013-17 as Lead Creative Producer, supporting touring logistics, financial planning, fundraising, commissioning new works and supporting dramaturgical and casting decisions.

More on Ivy Baldwin here.

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Oxbow'

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Oxbow'

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Oxbow

Project Description: Oxbow—named for the remnant lakes that slowly create themselves only to be left behind—is an evening-length dance which explores the inexorable nature of the two forces that contain us all: space and time; geology and chronology. Bound together they form an unknowing and indifferent vessel for our every event and experience, our messy, intimate, human concerns of loss, love, and loneliness.

Services: lead producer, fundraiser, booking agent

Sites:

Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY)

American Dance Institute- (Washington, DC)

Developmental residencies: Mount Tremper Arts, MASS MoCA

Guggenheim Award

Bessie Award

Photo by: Andy Romer


The Making of Ivy Baldwin's 'Oxbow'

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Oxbow

Video by BAM


Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen (Part 1)'

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen (Part 1)'

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Keen (Part 1)

Proejct Description: Keen (Part 1) brings a powerful yet often hidden emotion to life within the Glass House and its dramatic grounds. Keen (Part 1) embodies the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory and holding love, and filters it through the lens of serene Modernism and chaotic wilderness. An all-woman cast dressed in red alternate between synchronized movements and stark solitary wanderings––the sum of their movements create a whole, vulnerable and hopeful self. Juxtaposing ancient rites of mourning with threads inspired by the 1967 “Country Happening” at the Glass House, a performance of the great modern dance choreographer Merce Cunningham and the Velvet Underground, Keen (Part 1) both adheres to and departs from formal dance structures to share an unbridled and varied experience of grief.

Services: lead producer, fundraiser, location director, stage manager

Site:

The Glass House (New Canaan, CT)

Photo by: Andy Romer

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen (Part 1)'

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen (Part 1)'

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Keen (Part 1)

Photo: Meredith Boggia


Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen (Part 1)'

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen (Part 1)'

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Keen (Part 1)

Photo: Andy Romer


Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen [No.2]' (context video)

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Keen [no. 2]

Project Description: Keen [No. 2] grows out of an open-eyed exploration of that which we uncomfortably avoid: the contours of grief. Juxtaposing ancient rites of mourning with threads inspired by such disparate sources as Paul Klee’s illustrations for Voltaire and Irish traditions of keening and windalls, as well as new rites, inherited and invented, the dancers mine the emotional and physical experience of loss, memory, and holding love. Adhering to and departing from formal dance structures, the dancers cultivate a world that shifts between seemingly opposing states: mundane and otherworldly, human and animal, lamenting and salutary.

Services: lead producer, fundraiser, booking agent, casting director

Abrons Art Center, The Chocolate Factory & The Joyce

Usdan Arts Camp (Long Island, NY)

Development: Chashama, Mt. Tremper Arts, MacDowell Colony

Bessie Award; Outstanding production


Video By: Peter Richards

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen [No.2]'

Ivy Baldwin Dance's 'Keen [No.2]'

Artist: Ivy Baldwin Dance

Project: Keen [No. 2]

Photo By: Brian Rogers