[May Day Dances: John Jasperse] Photo: Yi-Chun Wu
Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

May Day Dances: John Jasperse

Within between

John Jasperse’s playful and complex dance explores emptiness and in-between places. With an original score by Jonathan Bepler and performances by four of New York City’s most remarkable modern dancers, Within between earned two Bessie Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding Performance.
 
Within between incorporates a spirit of collaboration. Jasperse has stepped away from his established style to craft something completely new, with choreography created by Jasperse in collaboration with the performers: Maggie Cloud, Simon Courchel, Burr Johnson, and Stuart Singer.
 
“Within between is a wondrous work, made all the finer by the expertise and expressiveness of all involved. You can’t conveniently liken it to a patchwork quilt or a photo album or a collage. All the memories, styles, and structural ideas have been merged into an intriguingly original work, their diversities absorbed and re-imagined by Jasperse and the very individual performers.”
­– Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

"Mr. Jasperse has a keen eye for detail and composition; the subtle internal logic of his choreography tends to drive both sense and sensibility in his dances." – Claudia La Rocco, The New York Times​
 
Read John Jasperse’s artist statement on the website of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
 Read Maya Horowitz’s preview of Within between in Chronogram.