Jeanine Durning

Solo Choreographer 2011

  Photo credit: Alex Escalanta

Photo credit: Alex Escalanta

Commissioned by Leslie O'Neill

Jeanine Durning is a choreographer and performer from New York City. She has been living in Brooklyn for 15 years but her work travels her away from home, mainly to Amsterdam and Berlin these days.

Her current creative interests deal with the alignments and collisions that occur at the intersection of body and language, where the movement of thought exists and persists. This interest has led her to a solo practice and performance project called inging, which she premiered last June in Amsterdam.

Her choreographic projects have been generously supported by various foundations, including New York Foundation for the Arts and The Alpert Award for the Arts and she has been commissioned to create works for and by independent artists, universities and repertory companies, including twice by Zenon Dance Company. Jeanine was a member of David Dorfman Dance for nine years, creating and performing over 10 original roles for the company. She has also had the great pleasure to work and perform on a project basis with Susan Rethorst, Chris Yon, Bebe Miller, Martha Clarke and Deborah Hay, among many other dance luminaries.

She is currently working with Deborah Hay on The Motion Bank project conceived by William Forsythe, to be premiered this October in Frankfurt. This year Jeanine has been guest faculty at NYU/Tisch Dance; SNDO, Amsterdam; and SODA, Berlin. Durning will return to Amsterdam this Fall where she will teach at SNDO and perform 2 solo works at HetVeem Theater.