Sally Silvers is a Guggenheim Foundation and “Bessie” award-winning choreographer who has been making work since the 1980’s. She has an on-going fascination with the poetic as well as the social meanings of movement – to offer a no-holds-barred exploration of movement possibilities often tilted toward the awkward and unexpected. As the Artistic Director of Sally Silvers & Dancers she has toured & taught nationally and internationally, has been reviewed extensively in The New York Times and profiled in The New Yorker where she was anointed “queen of intelligent quirk”. Her work, Bonobo Milkshake, was chosen by The New York Times as one of the top 3 pieces seen in New York in 2012. She has had articles, essays, and poems published in magazines, chapbooks, journals and anthologies and she choreographed 3 musicals for the Sundance Theater Festival. She is the co-director of 2 award-winning dance films & her work has been recorded and archived by the New York City Performing Arts Library. She is also known for several large dance community curatorial projects: TalkTalkWalkWalk (combining dance artists and poets) and Surprise Every Time (a festival of“live choreography’ – making work live in front of the audience on the spot). From 2005 to 2011 she danced in the new and historical works of Yvonne Rainer.
Actual Size (2013) - Sally Silvers
Sally's choreography for Lang students.