Founded in 1998 by choreographer Jill Sigman, jill sigman/thinkdance presents performance that asks pressing questions through the movement of bodies and materials. Trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance, art history, and analytic philosophy, Sigman’s dances and performance installations mix disciplines and modes of making. In recent years her work has focused on waste, sustainability, climate, and permaculture. She is currently investigating urban weeds.
The work of jill sigman/thinkdance has been produced by NYC venues Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, The 92 St Y, Dancing in the Streets P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and Dixon Place, and has been seen internationally in 13 countries. The company has received support from such notable cultural funders as NYFA, NYSCA, the Jerome Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Bay and Paul Foundations. Sigman has been a Choreographic Fellow at the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at FSU, a Movement Research Artist in Residence, an Artist in Residence at the Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology (Mexico) and the Kri Foundation (India), a Fellow of the Center for Creative Research at NYU, and a Creative Campus Fellow at Wesleyan University. The New York Times calls Sigman a choreographer of “prodigious imagination and intelligence.”