Joyce Theater


American Dance Platform 2020

ADP CURATOR: Christy Bolingbroke

Work Performed: Ancient Children

About the Company

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Embodiment Project (EP) is an award-winning San Francisco based healing collective that intersects street dance traditions such as house dance, b-girling, hip hop, and more with poetic theatrical elements and live music. Artistic Director Nicole Klaymoon’s signature approach to dance emphasizes the sacred practice of voicing lived stories commonly silenced and stigmatized to unleash the intrinsic power of dance as an act of resistance and collective healing. 

Since its inception in 2009, EP has staged 12 original evening-length multidisciplinary dance productions including Music of the Actualized Child, Seed Language, and The Isadora Duncan Dance Award-winning Chalk Outlines with original music by Valerie Troutt. Dance Magazine contributing editor Rita Felciano named EP one of the Bay Area’s “ten companies and artists who challenged expectations and unveiled surprises.”  EP’s dance films, The Wind Telephone and Chrysalis, sponsored by the SF Dance Film Festival’s Co-Lab and National Center for Choreography Akron, were featured in festivals such as MARFA Film Festival, Bucharest INTL Dance Film Festival, Barcelona’s Choreoscope Dance Film Festival, and Screen Dance International. EP received a New England National Dance Project to support the premier X RATED PLANET at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and on a national tour. 

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Funding Credits

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The Joyce Theater's American Dance Platform is dedicated to the memory of Theodore S. Bartwink of The Harkness Foundation for Dance. Theodore S. Bartwink was a Joyce Theater Foundation Trustee from 1993 to 2014.

Major support for The Joyce’s presentation of the American Dance Platform has been provided by The Harkness Foundation for Dance. 

Additional support for the American Dance Platform in 2020 was provided by a grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts.