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Ben Pryor

Gibney Dance / American Realness, Director of Performance & Residency Programs / Founding Director New York, USA gibneydance.org

Biography

From 2010-2016, Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor worked as an independent curator and producer under the moniker tbspMGMT, through which he produced/toured contemporary performance works by Miguel Gutierrez, Trajal Harrell, Ishmael Houston- Jones/Dennis Cooper/Chris Cochrane, Yvonne Meier, Wally Cardona/Jennifer Lacey/Jonathan Bepler and Deborah Hay to venues and festivals including Festival d’Automne, Centre Pompidou, ImPulsTanz, Festival TransAmeriques, Tanz Im August, Kampnagel, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Walker Art Center, among others. Pryor created American Realness, an annual festival of dance and contemporary performance in January 2010. Pryor has served as a panelist for CEC ArtsLink, the Jerome Foundation, Creative Capital and the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a guest lecturer for NYU Performance Studies, The New School, Marymount Manhattan College and at the National Dance Center in Bucharest, Romania. He is currently Director of Performance and Residency Programs at Gibney Dance.

Dates attending Dance Massive: 14 – 21 March

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Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts