Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development.
Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.
Stuart Shugg graduated in 2008 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia. In Australia he has worked extensively with Russell Dumas’ Dance Exchange and Linda Sastradipradja. He has also appeared in the works of Lucy Guerin, Philip Adams, and Antony Hamilton. In NYC, Stuart has worked with Jon Kinzel and Jodi Melnick, and was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2011 to 2016. He has presented his own choreographic work in NYC at the Centre for Performance Research, Gibney Dance Centre, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, in Montevideo, Uruguay at Teatro Solis, and in Melbourne, Australia at The SUBSTATION and Monash University’s Museum of Modern Art. Recently he graduated as an MFA in Dance Teaching Fellow from Bennington College, and currently teaches dance technique classes at Sarah Lawrence College and Rutgers University. stuartshugg.com
Anna Kroll is an artist whose work incorporates dance, installations, Instagram feeds, livestreams, flip books, writing, and audio experiences in an exploration of performance and technology. Kroll’s work has been shown at Cocoon Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY as well as Philadelphia, PA at theaters, parks and subway underpasses and in the Digital Fringe portion of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. After receiving her BFA in dance and digital art in 2014, Kroll returned to Bennington College as Digital Arts Technical Instructor in Spring 2017. She is a proud alum of the Headlong Performance Institute.
DraftWork is presented, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.