John Jasperse has been Artistic Director/Choreographer of John Jasperse Company New York, NY, since 1985. His work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations in the United States, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Japan, and throughout Europe including The American Dance Festival, The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Cannes International Dance Festival, Dance Umbrella, EuroKaz, Kampnagel, Montpellier Danse, Tanz im August, TanzQuartier Wein, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, and the VEO Festival.
He and his company have received numerous prizes, grants and fellowships, including American Music Center Live Music for Dance, Creative Capital, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, The MAP Fund, Meet The Composer’s Commissioning Music/USA, New England Foundation for the Art’s National Dance Project, The New York State Music Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lambent Fellowship in the Arts, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for the recognition of his body of work. Jasperse recently received a new works commission from the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 25th Anniversary Next Wave Festival for which he created a new work Misuse liable to prosecution. Jasperse is currently developing a new work, which is a 25th Anniversary Commission of the Joyce Theater, NYC, and a co-production of The Forsythe Company, Dresden, Germany, where it will premiere in September 2009. Mr. Jasperse has also created commissioned works for Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and The Lyon Opera Ballet.