JEN GEORGE writes out of New York City.
The Making Room: A dance performance with required readingBy Jen George
In the literature of David Foster Wallace, the footnotes are just as enjoyable as the body of text.
INSITU: dance in its first positionBy Jen George
Founder/artistic director Svea Schneider and her team have positioned an ambitious sprawl of 144 free performances of work by 22 choreographers across four Long Island City public parks, including opportunities for audience participation in site-specific workshops.
another piece apart: two parts as a wholeBy Jen George
Watching choreographers Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson discuss their creative process and personal rapport during one of New York Live Arts’ signature “Stay Late Conversations,” spoken language seems a limited vehicle to convey the intricacies of their decades-long artistic partnership.
"Are You Here for the Performance Piece?"By Jen George
“Are you here for the performance piece?” asks the gentleman at the door as he politely ushers me into an unassuming foyer in Brooklyn, under the Williamsburg Bridge. I am at one of the numerous venues hosting American Realness 2018, the dance and performance festival founded by Thomas Benjamin Snapp Pryor, and presented by Gibney Dance with Abrons Art Center.
Futures in Child Rearingby Jen George, from her debut story collection, The Babysitter at Rest, forthcoming this October from Dorothy, a publishing project
I’m trying to have a baby. I’d like to name her Ocean, but I fear the implications: the void, vast emptiness, the unknown, big whale shits, giant octopuses, or other possible hentai tentacle situations.