photo at Joe's Pub by Steven Schreiber
Jane Comfort and Company presents new work at 
The Joyce Theater January 30th - February 3rd 
in the Working Women Series




"Beauty is wickedly funny." - The New York Times
"The aptly named Comfort approaches the subject matter of her dances with gentle humor and nostalgia. Tiptoeing into areas where some might fear to tread - cosmetic surgery, a possibly comatose child - Comfort makes even Barbie a sympathetic character" - The Boston Globe

"Fantastic and fascinating...Like the best of dance theater, "Beauty" isn't preachy. Instead Comfort creates a space for viewers to think about women, bodies and society while watching movement..."Beauty" is right on." - The Washington Post

"It’s a work of extremes — extreme appearances, extreme movement, and extreme discomfort as we observe how universally we are all implicated in the perpetuation of these unnatural ideals.Comfort’s choreographic voice is articulate, insightful, and strong, and her medium (the dancers, movements, sounds, and visual elements of her work) communicates a series of messages that beg and deserve to be heard." - The Rogovoy Report
 "The dramaturgy behind Jane Comfort's gimlet-eyed pageant in Beauty, on delicious display at Jacob's Pillow Doris Duke Theatre this past week, is spot-on. Petra van Noort is coached in the hyperfeminine lexicon of the catwalk. Svelte, young Lucie Baker has her body redrawn with a black marker to refine it for the plastic surgeon's scalpel. Leslie Cuyjet's glamorous image is Photoshopped, click after click, to refresh as thinner, taller, and whiter-skinned until the model is unrecognizable.…seeing the work with a live audience was a revelation. Gasps and sighs around me conveyed that the facts of the soul-killing self-appraisal that has become part and parcel of the beauty trade are not all common knowledge." - The Boston Phoenix


NEA: Jane Comfort and Company was awarded a 2012 NEA award for the creation of Beauty
                 Guggenheim: Jane was awarded a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship. 
                 NPN: Commissioned the restaging of the company's seminal 1993 work, Faith Healing. 
                 2010 NYSCA and DCA grants awarded for the creation of new work.


DanceNow Festival, Joe's Pub, New York, NY (September 7th, 2012)
Gotham Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, New York, NY (January 5th, 2012)
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (May 17th - 20th, 2012)
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, Massachussetts (June 29th-July 3rd, 2011)

I Will Follow Him: A Brief History, Jane's 2011 commission for Ballet Memphis, premiered February 19 at Memphis's Playhouse on the Square.

2012/2013 Season
Sept. 7 New Work Excerpts DanceNow Festival, Joe's Pub, New York, NY
Jan. 8 & 10 New Work Excerpts APAP showcases, City Center, NYC
Jan. 28-Feb. 3 New Work Excerpts Joyce Theater, New York, NY
Feb. 13-16 Beauty Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Mar. 1 - 3 Beauty Washington University, St. Louis, MO


2011/2012 Season
June 29-July 3 Beauty and Underground River Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
Sept. 2  Beauty and Underground River Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 1-2 Beauty and Underground River American Dance Institute, Rockville, MD
Oct. 14 A Prize Every Time Performance Series Roulette, Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 22 Beauty excerpts Joe's Pub, New York, NY
Oct. 23 Teaching Residency Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Jan. 8 & 10 Beauty excerpts APAP showcases, City Center, NYC
Feb. 23-Mar. 4 Teaching Residency Bangkok, Thailand
May 11 Beauty Excerpts TedxEast Conference, Lincoln Center, NY
May 17 - 20 Beauty and Underground River La MaMa ETC., New York, NY
June 5 Beauty Excerpts Gotham Dance Festival, Joyce Theater, New York, NY


2010/2011 Season
Aug 8-24   Salome (Jane is choreographing) Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan
Oct 22   Faith Healing Center Stage, Raleigh, NC
Oct 27-31 Faith Healing Joyce SoHo, NYC
Dec 10-13 Faith Healing excerpts NPN national meeting, Dallas, TX
Jan 8 & 10 Beauty APAP showcases, City Center, NYC
Jan 9-23 New Work (commission) Ballet Memphis, TN
Feb 15-20 New Work (commission premiere) Ballet Memphis, TN
April 4-9 Faith Healing (residency) The Flynn Theater, Burlington, VT
June 15-19   Faith Healing (residency) Florida Dance Association, Tampa, FL


2009/2010 Season
Sept 11 Four Screaming Women DanceNOW [NYC] Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, NYC
Oct 18- 30 New Work (commission) Ballet Memphis, Memphis, TN
Dec NPN Conference NPN Conference, Knoxville, TN
Jan 9-10 APAP Conference, New Work Elsie Management Showcase, City Center, NYC
Jan 11-15 New Work (original commission) Rhode Island College, Providence, R
Jan 28-Feb 5 Montana Suite Part I: The Boulder Batholith  Headwaters Dance Company, Missoula, MT 
Feb 14-28 New Work (original commission premiere) Ballet Memphis, Memphis, TN
Feb 27-Mar 5 Commission: Four Screaming Women Columbia College, Columbia, SC
Mar 26-27 An American Rendition Raritan Valley Community College, NJ
June 19th Excerpt from new work Beauty LaMaMa Moves!, LaMaMa ETC., NYC

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