Anna Sperber is a performer and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been presented at The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Movement Research at Judson Church, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Dixon Place, Joyce SoHo, and The Ronald Feldman Gallery, among many other venues.
Anna has an been an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2013-15), Gibney Dance Center Dance In Process Residency (2013), Movement Research (2006-08), and in 2008-09, she was the Resident Choreographer of Sugar Salon, a program of WAX in partnership with the Barnard College Department of Dance. Sperber’s work has been supported by grants from NYSCA Dance Program Public Commissioning Funds (2007), 2010 DCA Re-grant through the Brooklyn Arts Council (2010, 2014), Live Music For Dance/ New Music UA Grant (2013), and a grant from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation (2014).
Anna has collaborated with composers Nate Wooley, Emily Manzo, and Mario Diaz de Leon, lighting designers Joe Levasseur and Thomas Dunn, Elliott Jenetopulos, and artist and composer Peter Kerlin. As a performer she has worked with many New York-based choreographers including luciana achugar and Juliette Mapp.
Anna holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase. She is a co-founder of classclassclass, and has taught at Movement Research, Dance New Amsterdam, American Dance Festival, Hunter College, classclassclass, and as a guest artist as George Washington University. She was a Co-Curator of the Movement Research 2008 Spring Festival, Somewhere Out There, and founded and ran BRAZIL, an intimate studio and performance space in Bushwick from 2004-2014.
ABOUT THE WORK
Ruptured Horizon mines the relationship between natural landscapes and human bodies, and the parallel patterns and rhythms within these topographies. This work will premiere at Gibney Dance in June 2015. It will be situated in a lighting environment designed to optimize the natural light in Gibney Dance’s studio theater, the work explores the raw beauty of the laboring figure without drama or ornamentation. The work will be performed by Alice MacDonald, Rebecca Warner, and Michael Ingle.
Original music will be played live by Jessica Pavone on acoustic and amplified viola. Lighting by Elliott Jenetopulos and costumes by Christian Joy.
June 3-6 & June 10-13 at 7:30 pm
Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway.
Tickets: $20 General Admission | $15 Seniors, Students, & Gibney Dance Class-Card Holders
To learn more visit, www.gibneydance.org/anna-sperber
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Website | annasperber.com
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