Jeanine Durning is a dance artist working at the intersection of choreography and performance, creating solo and group works since 1998. Her current research is based on a practice she developed called nonstopping and has manifested as two companion works based on nonstop moving and nonstop speaking: To Being and inging. Durning has received numerous awards in support of her work, including a New York Foundation for the Arts award and the Alpert Award for Choreography, and has been a Movement Research Artist in Residence (2013-2015) and a Gibney Dance DiP Resident. Durning has a dedicated teaching practice, and has taught throughout NYC, across the US and in Europe. She has been commissioned to create original work, and since 2002 has created over twenty works for companies, performers, and institutions, including most recently for Toronto Dance Theatre. As a performer, Jeanine has collaborated with many choreographers of diverse creative concerns and priorities. Since 2005, Durning has worked on and off with choreographer Deborah Hay in the capacities of performer, choreographic assistant, coach, and most recently, from 2011-2013, as consultant to the Motion Bank (a project of the Forsythe Company), on Ms. Hay’s choreographic and scoring practices.
Movement Research Performance
Articles on inging:
Movement Research / Critical Correspondence
New Yorker / The Sheer Power of Talking Incessantly
Walker Art Center Blog / Jeanine Durning - What are words for
blue ceiling dancer Blog
Reviews on To Being:
Brooklyn Rail / Pushing Past Ourselves
New York Times / Jeanine Durning's To Being
B E G I N N I N G B E G I N N I N G (2014) - Jeanine Durning
Jeanine's choreography/direction for Lang students.