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Jordan Fuchs is an experimental choreographer committed to explorations of form and formlessness, proximity, and physicality. His choreography has been hailed by Deborah Jowitt of the Village Voice as "Redefining chaos," and by Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times as “magical.” Creating work primarily through a collaborative, project-based company model, his recent research explores improvisation as a means of enabling co-authorship in performance.

His choreography has been commissioned by Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company and Perpetual Motion Dance and presented in NYC at venues including DTW, FLICfest, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dancenow/NYC, Dance New Amsterdam, the Flea, and nationally by venues such as Sushi in San Diego, Dance New Amsterdam, Dancer’s Group Footwork in San Francisco, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, New Genre Arts Festival in Tulsa and the Fuse Box Festival in Austin. He has also received grants from the New York State Music Fund and the DTW Suitcase Fund.

He is a Fulbright Specialist and has been on faculty at Hunter College and Movement Research and taught at numerous colleges across the United States, and internationally at the NTUA in Taipei, Tsekh Summer School in Moscow and Danz'Aqui Festival Internacional in Puerto Rico. In 2009 Fuchs founded the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, which he continues to coordinate.

Fuchs has had the pleasure of performing with artists, including K.J. Holmes, Kirstie Simson, Leslie Scates, Sarah Gamblin, Mark Dendy, Luka Kito/Megan Boyd, Rebecca Lazier, Scott Wells, Lizz Roman, Joanne Nerenberg, and Potrezebie. He is endebted to teachers, including Ellie Klopp, Brian Kloppenberg, Jaclynn Villamil, Mestre Marcelo Pereira, Sara Shelton Mann and Keith Hennessy. He has collaborated with composers Andy Russ, Erik Pearson, Rafael Cohen, Justin Mullins, and Jason Fick, as well as with the visual artist Katie Glicksberg.

Based in San Francisco in the early 90's, and in NYC from 1998-2007, Fuchs was a Dance Specialist in the Dance Division of the New York Public Library from 2000-2007. He holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin College and an MFA in Choreography from Ohio State University, where he was awarded a university fellowship. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and a recipient of the prestigious 2012 TWU Mary Mason Lyon Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Teaching and Service.



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