Laurie Berg & Bessie McDonough-Thayer

Laurie Berg makes work in a variety of forms including dance and performance, collage, and jewelry. Most recently her work was presented at Danspace Project, Astor Alive! Festival, Beach Sessions, and as part of the Joyce UNLEASHED Series at the Invisible Dog Art Center. She is the 2016 recipient of “The Tommy” Award, a 2016-17 LMCC Workspace Artist-In-Residence, was a 2013 New York Live Arts Studio Series Resident Artist and a 2010 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Berg is also a co-organizer of AUNTS, an underground platform for dance and performance. Her jewelry, which plays with the juxtaposition of real and fake, new and old, precious and plastic, can be seen around the necks of many dance artists in NYC.

Bessie McDonough Thayer is an independent dance artist living in Brooklyn. Her solo work has been shown at Roulette, Danspace Project's Food for Thought curated by Stacy Szymaszek, CPR New Voices in Live Performance Series, AUNTS at Arts & Renaissance, AUNTS PS122 Launch Party, Movement Research at Judson Church, BRINK at Dixon Place, and most recently at Mana Contemporary in collaboration with Michael Di Pietro as part of the Movement Research Festival Spring 2017 curated by Laurie Berg, Monstah Black, and Amy Khoshbin. As a performer, she has worked with Jen Rosenblit, Sam Kim, Elena Demyanenko, Rebecca Brooks, Catherine Galasso, Diana Crum, Vanessa Anspaugh, Molly Poerstel, Emily Wexler, Laurie Berg, and robbinschilds.


You can see Laurie and Bessie's full bios on the Movement Research website