Photo by Steven Schreiber
Jordan Fuchs makes dances that extend the expressive
possibilities of live performance through explorations of
form and formlessness, physical relationships at
close-quarters and experiments in staging and technology.
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.” His latest
dance-making 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, and Perpetual
Motion, supported by the New York State Music Fund, and
presented in New York City by Dance Theater Workshop,
Movement Research at Judson Church, Queens Theatre in the
Park, Dancenow/NYC, FLICfest, 92nd St. Y, Chashama and the
Flea. Nationally his choreography has been presented by
venues such as Sushi in San Diego, Dancer’s Group Footwork
and New Performance Gallery in San Francisco, Seattle
Festival of Dance Improvisation, Barnevelder Movement Arts
Complex in Houston, Out of the Loop Festival in Dallas,
Fuse Box Festival in Austin, New Genre Arts Festival in
Tulsa, and the Carriage House Stage in Providence.
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
In 2009, Fuchs initiated the annual Texas Dance
Improvisation Festival, which he continues to coordinate.
He has been on faculty at Hunter College and Movement
Research and taught nationally and internationally at the
National Taiwain University of Arts in Taipei, Tsekh Summer
School in Moscow, Russia; Moving Arts at Earthdance, and
Danz'Aqui Festival Internacional in Puerto Rico.
Based in San Francisco in the early 1990's, he was a Dance
Specialist in the Dance Division of the New York Public
Library from 2000-2007, and now resides in Denton, Texas
where he is an Associate Professor of Dance at Texas
Woman's University. He holds a BA in Religion from Oberlin
College and an MFA in Choreography from Ohio State
University, where he was a University Fellow.