Ivy Baldwin Dance, Inc.
Brooklyn Academy of Music premiere of Oxbow (formerly titled Scheduled Wailing), a new dance by Ivy Baldwin

IVY BALDWIN DANCE, Brooklyn, New York, received $10,000 in support of the development and premiere of a new work, Oxbow. Formed in 1999, Ivy Baldwin Dance is dedicated to the creation and performance of contemporary dance. Baldwin collaborates with dancers, designers, and visual artists on original works, and shares them with the public through live performance. In this new work, Baldwin will explore how time is experienced differently in the spaces that people endow with significance, how time is manipulated, and how subtle actions and motions are magnified, as if seen in a time-lapse nature film. The performers will work with the idea of keening, a vocal lament not only from the voice but also from bones, muscles, organs, and face. Using the physical movements of rocking, kneeling, and clapping as springboards, Baldwin will create a highly stylized movement vocabulary specific to the new work.

About Ivy Baldwin Dance, Inc.

Ivy Baldwin is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, performer, teacher, and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Since 1999, Ivy Baldwin Dance has been presented by numerous NYC institutions including New York Live Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, New Museum of Contemporary Art, P.S. 122, Symphony Space, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, Joyce SoHo, La MaMa, E.T.C, Williamsburg Art Nexus, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Dance New Amsterdam, to name a few. Nationally they have performed at the Painted Bride in Philadelphia, PA, Washington University in St. Louis, and Appel Farm Performing Arts Center in New Jersey. The Company has participated in many festivals and curated series including La MaMa Moves Dance Festival, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Catch, Danceoff!, and Dance Sampler. Increasingly the Company has been performing internationally in such prestigious festivals as Tanz im August in Berlin, Germany, and the Dans Contemporan International Dance Festival in Bacau, Romania.

The Company has in repertory seven evening-length commissioned dance works: Ambient Cowboy, premiered and presented by New York Live Arts (2012), Here Rests Peggy, commissioned and premiered by The Chocolate Factory (2010), Bear Crown, commissioned and premiered by Dance Theater Workshop (2009), Could be nice….., commissioned by Dixon Place (2007) and premiered by La MaMa, E.T.C (2008), It's Only Me, commissioned and premiered by Dance New Amsterdam (2007), Gone Missing, commissioned and premiered by Dance Theater Workshop (2006), and Now Leaving Vanderville, commissioned and premiered by Dixon Place (2004).

Company residency activities, awards, and fellowships have included a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography, two Bogliasco Foundation Fellowships in Dance, including the Jerome Robbins Fellowship (2009) at the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy, MASS MoCA Creative Residency, Abrons Arts Center Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residencies, Kaatsbaan International Arts Center Residency, ArtistNe(s)t Residency at the George Apostu Cultural Center in Bacau, Romania, Brooklyn Arts Exchange Space Grant, Sugar Salon Residency, a program of Williamsburg Arts NeXus and the Barnard College Dance Department of Columbia University, annual residencies at Dragon's Egg in Mystic, CT since 2004, and The Yard's Bessie Schönberg Choreographic Residency. Ms. Baldwin is currently a member of the Bogliasco Foundation Artist Advisory Committee and a 2013 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Ivy Baldwin Dance has been fortunate to receive funding from the following foundations: Jerome Foundation (2012, 2013), New York Foundation for the Arts (2010 & 2014 BUILD Grants), Mary Duke Biddle Foundation (1999 & 2006), Trust for Mutual Understanding (2008 & 2009), Puffin Foundation (1999 & 2001), Dugas Family Foundation (2008 & 2009), Swiss Cultural Programme (2008), and the William and Karen Tell Foundation (annually 2007 – present).

Within the education system, artistic director Ivy Baldwin has been commissioned to create new works for The New School (2014), The Wooden Floor (2013), Barnard College (The Barnard Project at NYLA 2011, Spring Dance 2007), Hunter College (2009 Harkness Foundation Artist-in-Residence), North Carolina School of the Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (LaMaMa Moves), Iowa State University, Long Island University, and served on faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Dance New Amsterdam, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Baldwin's newest work, Oxbow, will premiere at The American Dance Institute in Rockville, MD October 17-18, 2014 and will receive its NY Premiere in November 2014 (TBA). Work-in-progress performances will occur at MASS MoCA March 29, 2014 and in Movement Research at Judson Church on April 7, 2014.

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