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Irene Hultman

Iréne Hultman was born in Sweden and is based in New York City. From 1983-1988, Hultman was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company where she also worked as Rehearsal Director from 2006-2009. In this role, she installed Trisha Brown's Early Works at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Centre George Pompidou, and Les Tuileries to name a few. She was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance from 1988 - 2001. Her company received national and international recognition and premiered work at The Joyce Theater with Black Tie Optional (2001), Nordic Love Act 2 (1998) and Cascade (1996) and at Danspace Project in NYC, with Love Betrayal and a Bowling Trophy (2000), Tango-Babe (1995), Red Cap (1992). Blues Yellow Shadow (1993) premiered at PS 122. She choreographed seven opera productions including Mozart's Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute for Drottningholm's Palace Theater in Stockholm and new operas like Sport och Fritid at The Royal Swedish Opera. Her commissions have included Firebird for Gothenburg Opera Ballet and I Find Comfort for Pina Bausch Company 2 (FTS). Hultman is the co-founder of Järna-Brooklyn, a Swedish-American cultural entity that encourages artistic experimentation and a founding member of the multi-media collective Fire Work in Stockholm. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in choreography and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award and support from The Jerome Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the American Scandinavian Foundation and Meet the Composer. In 2010, she curated Movement within Stream, the first dance event to ever be performed at Storm King Art Center. Ms. Hultman continues to foster her interests in research and collaborations between artistic fields and across continents. She serves on The Bessie Committee and the Danspace Project's Artist Advisory Board.


Trisha Brown Dance Company Class Rotating Faculty

Past Classes & Events

[In-person] Trisha Brown Dance Company

Wed, Apr 6 – Jun 16, 2022

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Wed, Apr 11 – Apr 25, 2018