NYU alum Beth Gill‘s new work Nail Biter draws on “myth, memoir, psychodrama, and horror” – set before a backdrop from her first dance teacher’s collection.

Beth Gill is a choreographer based in New York City since 2005. Combining experimental and traditional approaches, she makes formal and exacting works centered around acts of obsession and transformation. Learn more.

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Beth Gill "Nail Biter" Research in 2020 & 2022
Nail Biter - Teaser (2023)

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Recommended readings to get you in gear for the show.

Amelia Jones and Andrew Stephenson, Performing the Body/Performing the Text (1999)

André Lepecki, Exhausting Dance: Performance and the Politics of Movement (2005)

André Lepecki, Singularities: Dance in the Age of Performance (2016)

Rebecca Schneider, The Explicit Body in Performance (1997)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity (2003)

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New York Times | Apr 10, 2024

A Dance Through Dusty Time: The Choreographic Bite of Beth Gill

She draws on sensation and rhythm; through the placement and poetry of motion, a living dreamscape emerges. A simple change of perspective can shift the idea of time.

Bomb Magazine | July 27, 2011

Interview: Beth Gill

“Pretty much ninety-seven percent of the conversations we have are about timing at this point.”

New York Times | Sept 18, 2018

The Choreographer Beth Gill Takes Her Time, and Bends It

She has earned a reputation as a choreographer of unusual specificity with an uncommon eye for sculptural composition and an uncanny ability to affect a viewer’s sense of time.

Dance Enthusiast | Jan 31, 2012

The Dance Enthusiast Asks Bessie Award Winner, Beth Gill

“To choose to make dance at all, you are undertaking a tremendous amount of risk, often financial. But I don’t think that is unique.”