June 8, 9, 10 at 8pm
at The Kitchen, NYC
“Her style – beautiful, tough and even a bit perverse— is reined in by a love of the absurd.”
Vicky Shick has been involved with the New York dance community for over three decades performing, choreographing, and teaching. For six years she was a member of the Trisha Brown Company and during that time had received a New York Dance and Performance Award, a “Bessie”, for performance. Shick has taught and restaged Trisha Brown’s work in festivals and at universities in the United States and Europe, including her hometown, Budapest. She has been making dances since the mid-eighties mostly in collaboration with visual artist Barbara Kilpatrick and sound designer Elise Kermani. Their 2003 piece, “Undoing,” received a “Bessie” for “outstanding creative achievement,” and their 2013 work, “Everything You See” was also nominated for a “Bessie.” Over the years, her choreography and collaborations have been presented by: The Brooklyn Museum, Danspace Project, Dance Theatre Workshop (DTW, now NYLA), The Kitchen, La Mama Moves, Movement Research at Judson Church, PS 122, Sundays on Broadway and internationally at Trafó Theatre in Budapest, The Project Art Centre in Dublin and the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland. This is Shick’s second presentation at ADI. Colleges where she has created dances on students include: Arizona State University, Barnard College, Bryn Mawr College and George Washington University. Shick has also worked with many other performers and choreographers, including Yoshiko Chuma, Risa Jaroslow, Lisa Kraus, Stephen Petronio, Wendy Perron, Susan Rethorst, and more recently with Meg Harper, Eva Karczag, Andrea Kleine, Jon Kinzel, Juliette Mapp, Jodi Melnick, Jimena Paz, Sara Rudner, Robert Swinston, Aynsley Vandenbroucke, and Cathy Weis. In 2012, she began working with Swiss video artist Seline Baumgartner on a project that had its local opening at the EMPAC Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center. In the New York City area, Shick has taught at Princeton University, The New School, Fordham University and, regularly, for the Trisha Brown Company, Hunter College (since 2001) and at Movement Research (since the 1980s), where she just completed her second time in the Artist-in-Residency Program. Shick is a 2006 grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a 2008-2009 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow.