Photo Credit: Sam Polcer

The Location of Figures
Music: Quentin Tolimieri
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
8 Dancers
60 minutes
Premiere: Danspace Project, April 2016
Watch a video excerpt here.

The Location of Figures is inspired by American born conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. The piece reveals human relationships based simply on lines in space, as density, angles and structures continue to shift. Dancers move through the square space as the floor is divided and subdivided, many times over. As intensity builds and more and more dancers occupy an increasingly smaller space, the work considers how relationships between the dancers (or figures) shifts depending on continually changing spatial boundaries. 

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Photo Credit: Sam Polcer

HERO
Music: Devin Maxwell
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
Costume Design: Renee Kurz
6 Dancers
51 minutes
Premiere: Triskelion Arts, November 2012
Watch a video excerpt here.

HERO explores the ideological heroism, physical prowess and secret identities of superheroes.


‚ÄčThe most prominent characteristic of Gaynor's work is an intense physicality: straight lines, flying leaps, powerful unisons, and lots and lots of running.
    -Theodora Boguszewski, The Dance Enthusiast

(x,y,z)
Music: Original Score by Devin Maxwell
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
7 Dancers
50 minutes
Premiere: Triskelion Arts, November 2010
Watch a video excerpt here.

Nothing is off-limits in this work and every surface is danced upon including x, y,and z. The piece is concerned with an abstract exploration of line, plane and volume, and the ways in which these defining spatial characteristics influence the unique experiences of the individual dancer. (x,y,z) examines moments of isolation, juxtaposed with group unity and beyond that, an encroachment of personal space through aggressive partnering and intense physicality.

Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan

Photo Credit: Sam Polcer

Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan

One
Music: Devin Maxwell
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
Costume Design: Renee Kurz
7 Dancers
40 minutes
Premiere: Triskelion Arts, November 2011
Watch a video excerpt here.

One asks how people behave in groups. Beginning with an intimate solo, the piece then travels between groups of six, five, four, three, two and finishes with one, each section driven by formal structures that are interwoven with human responses to crowds, grouping, connections and moments of isolation.

Photo Credit: Christopher Duggan

Intimate Gestures
Music: Devin Maxwell
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
5 Dancers
52 minutes
Premiere: Triskelion Arts, November 2013
Watch a video excerpt here.

Intimate Gestures draws our attention toward relationships and zeroes in on the individual. Gestures can be actions or courtesies. They can be unique and yet universal. The communication of a gesture of kindness, or that special body language between lovers, can be transformative for those witnessing it.

A Stick, A Stone
Music: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joseph Spence, Billie Holiday, Don Gibson
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
4 Dancers
12 minutes
Premiere: Triskelion Arts, November 2011
Watch a video excerpt here.

A Stick, A Stone is a fun and flirtatious quartet set to music by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joseph Spence and Don Gibson. Following the form of the music, the dance is a conversation between the performers about life, lust, spontaneity and the joys of dance.

..intriguing and vibrant.
     -Annie Woller, Eye on the Arts

Free Fall
Music: Quentin Tolimieri
Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
6 Dancers
60 minutes
Premiere: Triskelion Arts, November 2014
Expanded and Reimagined: Danspace Project, June 2015
Watch a video excerpt here.

Free Fall is an evening length piece based on force as it applies to physicality, momentum, bodies in space and contact interactions. Themes explored include dynamic equilibrium, centripetal force, gravity, thrust, torque, drag and friction.

Photo Credit: RockPaper