Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Kim Jones in “Imperial Gesture” American Dance Guild performance at the 92stY. Right before the fall of the empire!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Kim Jones dances her reconstruction “Imperial Gesture” with composer/accompanist Pat Daugherty at the American Dance Guild Festival, 92StY, NYC. November 8, 2013
Photo Credit: Whitney Browne
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Thirty-three artists/choreographers, from emerging to mid-career, will present their work, reflecting the American Dance Guild’s unique position as both a promoter of the new and preserver of the living history of modern dance as an art form.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
American Dance Guild -
Kim Jones will perform Imperial Gesture with composer Pat Daugherty at the 92StY in an evening of dance Friday, November 8th 2013 at 8:00PM. Tickets www.92y.org
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Latest News—-HMS Media a 17 Emmy Award winning multimedia company and a leader in video production for live entertainment is interested in creating a documentary film of Kim’s process with her artists in recreating Graham’s Imperial Gesture.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Choreographer Kim Jones and Dramaturg Jeanmarie Higgins will present their first paper on “Imperial Gesture” in a few weeks at the SE Women’s Studies Association, in Greensboro NC
Monday, March 4, 2013
Kim Jones’ reconstruction of Martha Graham’s 1935 Imperial Gesture was sheer brilliance. To think this solo may have been lost forever and now is again upon the stage is evidence of the dedication of Janet Eilber and all of the Graham Company. Blakely White-McGuire channeled Martha in ever contraction and sweep of the leg. With Ms. White-McGuire’s performance we understood why the dance was entitled Imperial Gesture. Kim Jones cannot be thanked enough for restoring a vital piece of our dance history.
I am thankful for all the wonderful feedback I received from my Graham colleagues, mentors/teachers, friends and students who witnessed the NYC premier at the Joyce theater. I am ready to revisit the solo in the studio to refine it. I will review the historical research, the arc of the character, transitions as the solo continues to evolve in its early stages of life.