dance-comedy-etc.

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interpretive dance, but funny.

(and with a message.)


My performance pieces are a mix of dance, comedy, and storytelling, on themes that range from bodies, sexuality, dating, self-discovery, reinvention, and womxn’s empowerment. Post-performance talk-backs and workshops are also available.

Current works:

  • "Hungry Ovaries" - from the hysterics of online dating to the ever-changing personalities of my monthly menstrual cycle, I explore a series of stories and dances on the frustrations and breakthroughs that are inherent in living in a female body in my mid-30s.

  • "Swan Canal" - a remake of the dying swan dance from Swan Lake from a jaded ballerina who decides to create her own way through it - and remove the tutu-like constraints that have been holding her back.

  • Interpretive Dance for Audience Members - let me take something you're challenged with - a break-up text or a tough transition you're experiencing - and create a dance on the spot to help ease the struggle and create some healing along with the entertainment.

bookings.

jess@jessgrippo.com
+1 718 635 1297

 

interpretive dance improv.

"I hope you have my sweatpants still” was created on the spot from a text message prompt from an audience member.

filmed at: Inspired Word NYC

 

swan canal.

A jaded ballerina prepares to perform the dying swan dance once last time... and then finds her own way through it. (This solo piece won the People's Choice Award at Spoke The Hub's "Winter Follies" and was later developed into a longer narrative piece.)

music: Linda Rondstat, "Perfidia"

 

bumble no more.

The age of online dating has got me swiping into hysterics.  Frustration, angst, and longing to be loved are explored and danced out in this solo piece.

music: The Dresden Dolls, "Missed Me"

 

pull away.

A dance of love and loss, choosing between what's in front of you and the image your mind wants to cling to. This edition of the "pull away" duet runs into technical difficulties which takes the piece in a surprising direction.

music: Leon Bridges, "Pull Away"

 

bookings.

jess@jessgrippo.com
+1 718 635 1297