Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Artistic Directors of Bridgman|Packer Dance, are Guggenheim Fellows and 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award recipients (The Bessies). Their collaborative work focuses on integrating live performance and video technology in order to blur the line between image and reality, explore identity, and reveal multiple layers of consciousness. They are also recipients of four National Performance Network Creation Fund Awards and numerous grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (2007-2021), National Dance Project, New York State Council for the Arts, and New York Foundation for the Arts.
In New York City they have been presented by Lincoln Center, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Central Park Summerstage, The Sheen Center, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Bridgman|Packer Dance has toured throughout the United States performing at festivals and art centers, including Spoleto Festival USA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Florida Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Dance St. Louis, and Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center.
They have appeared abroad in Europe, Asia, The Middle East, and Central America in festivals including Munich International Dance Festival, Festival Internacional de Artes Escenicas (Panama), Kintetsu Theater (Osaka, Japan), Festival Internacional Chihuahua (Mexico), The Beirut Spring Festival (Lebanon), Highfest International Performing Arts Festival (Yerevan, Armenia), and Tancforum (Budapest). For more information, visit bridgmanpacker.org.