Jeanine Durning is an Alpert Award winning choreographer and performer from New York whose work has been described by The New Yorker as having both “the potential for philosophical revelation and theatrical disaster.” Since 1998, Durning has created both solo and group works, presenting nationally and internationally. Her most recent projects are centered around a procedural practice she calls nonstopping. In 2010, Durning premiered her critically acclaimed solo inging (based on a practice of nonstop speaking) in Amsterdam, and has since performed the work over 50 times across Europe, the US, and in Canada. In support of her new project dark matter, selfish portrait, in collaboration with Berlin-based sound designer Tian Rotteveel, Durning has received residencies at Seoul Dance Center, Korea and DNK in Sofia, Bulgaria (both through the support of Movement Research, NYC), the Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, FL, and multiple residencies at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC). Durning has had the privilege to collaborate with many choreographers, including David Dorfman, Bebe Miller, Susan Rethorst, Martha Clarke, and Annie B. Parson, to name a few.
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