Jordan Fuchs, photo by Melissa Sanderson
Jordan Fuchs presents Repentance for the Easily Amused directed by Jordan Fuchs with sound by Andy Russ. This 20-minute excerpt of the 60-minute full-length work Repentance for the Easily Amused traps three dancers in a choreographic structure in which each gesture in which each gesture, motion and action is a choice to never be returned to. The dance is a process of burning away artifice, training and style, until all that is left is concentration, focus and struggle at the overtly simple yet nearly impossible task of not repeating oneself in movement.
Jordan Fuchs is a choreographer committed to explorations of form and formlessness, proximity, and physicality. His choreography has been commissioned by Danspace Project, Dance New Amsterdam, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, and Alfred University and presented nationally at venues including DTW, FLICfest, Sushi in San Diego, Dancer’s Group Footwork in SF, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation and the Fuse Box Festival in Austin. In 2009 Fuchs founded the Texas Dance Improvisation Festival. He is a Fulbright Specialist and has been on faculty at Movement Research and has taught at numerous colleges across the United States, and internationally in Taipei, Moscow and Puerto Rico. He has had the pleasure of performing with artists, including K.J. Holmes, Kirstie Simson, Leslie Scates, Sarah Gamblin, Mark Dendy, Luka Kito/Megan Boyd and Rebecca Lazier. 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. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX.
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