Jill Sigman

Adjunct Instructor

Jlll Sigman is a movement artist and agent of change who choreographs with human bodies, plants, and other materials.  Her work exists at the intersection of dance, visual art, and social practice. Working with things we cast off such as “garbage” and “weeds”, Sigman helps us to re-see our environment and envision a future in which we re-connect with the natural world and each other in meaningful and empathic ways. Sigman has built huts out of trash in places such as The Ringling Museum of Art, a community center in Greenpoint, and a fjord in the Arctic. She was originally trained in classical ballet at The Joffrey Ballet and analytic philosophy at Princeton University, and she has been an Artist in Residence at Movement Research, Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency in Art and Ecology (Mexico), The Rauschenberg Residency; a Choreographic Fellow at MANCC and the Center for Creative Research at NYU; and a Creative Campus Fellow at Wesleyan University. She is working on a book called Ten Huts which will be published by Wesleyan University Press. She grew up in Brooklyn.  www.thinkdance.org