Faye Driscoll is a Bessie Award-winning choreographer and director whose work is rooted in an obsession with the problem of being “somebody” in a world of other “somebodies.” She began making her own work in 2005, aiming to create immersive worlds of perceptual disorientation, where awkward virtuosic bodies teeter on the edge of high art and slapstick. These investigations gave rise to a wide range of works including: LONELINESS (2006), WOW MOM, WOW (2007), 837 VENICE BOULEVARD (2008, Bessie Award), THERE IS SO MUCH MAD IN ME (2010), YOU’RE ME (2012), and THANK YOU FOR COMING: ATTENDANCE (2014), the first in a series of works that propose performance as a shared political act, where performer and audience co-create reality. Driscoll is creating the second piece, THANK YOU FOR COMING: PLAY, which focuses on the consumption and fabrication of stories to make our lives cohere. It premieres at Wexner Center for the Arts in September 2016 and at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in November 2016. Her work has been presented across the country at places such as Walker Art Center, Wexner Center for the Arts, ICA/Boston, Danspace Project, and American Dance Festival, and internationally in Argentina, France, and Croatia.
photo © Ann Hamilton, ONEEVERYONE • Faye
rachel never showed (2013) - Faye Driscoll
Faye's choreography for Lang students.