David Thomson

David Thomson has worked as a collaborative artist in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance with such artists as Mel Wong, Remy Charlip, Jane Comfort, Bebe Miller (’83-’86; ’03-’06), Trisha Brown (‘87-‘93), Susan Rethorst, David Roussève, Tracie Morris, Ralph Lemon (‘99-’10), Muna Tseng, Sekou Sundiata, Meg Stuart, Dean Moss/Layla Ali, Marina Abramović, Alain Buffard, Deborah Hay, Tere O’Connor and Yvonne Rainer among many others. Thomson has performed downtown, Off Broadway and in London with the acclaimed a cappella performance group Hot Mouth, which garnered a Drama Desk nomination for “Unique Theatrical Experience.”  His own work has been presented by The Kitchen, Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Roulette and Movement Research at Judson Church.  Thomson has been Artist-in-Residence at Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance Center, and at LMCC Governors Island. Thomson is a Bessie award-winning artist for Sustained Achievement (2001) and as part of the creative team for Bebe Miller’s Landing/Place (2006). He is a 2012 USA Ford Fellow, a 2013 NYFA Fellow in Choreography and a 2014 MacDowell Fellow.  He has received project support from the Robison Foundation, MAP Fund, and Jerome Foundation. An ongoing advocate for dance and the empowerment of artists, he was one of the founding members of Dancer’s Forum and has served on the boards of Bebe Miller/Gotham Dance, Dance Theater Workshop and presently New York Live Arts. He holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Purchase.

Past Classes & Events

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January 24, 2019