WOMEN / CREATE! – A Festival of Dance: celebrating the innovation of women in choreography

Jacqulyn Buglisi's - Requiem. Photo by Kristin Lodoen Linder

For the past 7 years, Jennifer Muller/The Works (JMTW) has curated WOMEN / CREATE! – A Festival of Dance, bringing together prominent female choreographers to present an annual New York City season in a shared program format. The festival format is popular and widespread; however, seven years ago it was still unusual for established companies to agree to share a series of performances, presenting work on the same program.

With the overarching success of the festival, this year JMTW is proud to expand the festival in order to present not four, but seven acclaimed female choreographers in the span of one week at New York Live Arts from June 11-16, 2019. This festival offers audiences a chance to savor works from several female-led companies and features a unique program each show.

Armitage Gone Dance - Three Theories. Photo by Julieta Cervantes
Armitage Gone Dance – Three Theories. Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Women choreographers have been pioneers of contemporary dance since its inception, and WOMEN / CREATE! – A Festival of Dance reconnects with those roots to present a season of strong works by seven visionary female choreographers.

During this 8th season, Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, The Francesca Harper Project, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Katarzyna Skarpetowska (featuring Richmond Ballet), and Helen Simoneau Danse come together for a distinguished week of programming that celebrates women creators and their unapologetic voices in the dance world.