I'm here (2017)
Music: Quentin Tolimieri
Watch a video excerpt here.
I’m here is driven by external voices placing demands on an individual who has become dependent on other people’s approval. Questions of independence, choice, and change are brought to the forefront in this aggressive attempt to rid oneself from external voices and choose to make decisions from within.

Intimate Gestures (2014)
Music: Devin Maxwell

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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.

Free Fall (2015)
Music: Quentin Tolimieri

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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. 

The Location of Figures (2016​)
Music: Quentin Tolimieri, Lighting Design: Andrew Dickerson
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The Location of Figures is inspired by conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. The piece reveals human relationships based on lines in space, as density, angles and structures continue to shift. Dancers move through the space as the floor is divided and subdivided. As intensity builds and more dancers occupy an increasingly smaller space, the work considers how relationships between the dancers shifts depending on continually changing spatial boundaries.
 

HERO (2012)
Music: Devin Maxwell
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HERO explores the ideological heroism, physical prowess and secret identities of superheroes.

​The 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

Movement + Sound
Created and performed by Jessica Gaynor and Quentin Tolimieri
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This piece explores the new kinds of formal structures and developments that become accessible when engaging in an improvised practice, when the various metaphors (of architecture, of storytelling, of countless others) that are inescapably linked to composed forms are dispensed with, in favor of something more unconceptualizable, subconscious and elemental.

Habit (2017)
Music: Quentin Tolimieri
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When does support become reliance? How eager are we to see our loved ones succeed? These questions are made physical in Habit, a work that explores co-dependency, support, sacrifice and cycles of competition.

Pack (2019)
Music: Quentin Tolimieri
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Pack is a work based on communal interactions and collective drive. The vision is of a cluster that begins as one, but reveals itself as individual bodies throughout the journey. Together the group forms a pack that is only as strong as its weakest link. The piece will explore systems of support and community building. The movers will assemble, cluster, collect, give space, and exert themselves physically and emotionally in order to form a stronger center.