Gravity creates, produces and presents engaging body-based art that physically explores and addresses issues and ideas of substance and relevance to anyone with a body. In addition to producing the work of choreographer-director Jess Curtis, Gravity promotes global exchange by co-presenting fresh international contemporary artists and supporting emerging Bay Area Artists to travel and share their work abroad. Stay tuned for more information about Gravity’s evolving incubator program providing mentorship, fiscal sponsorship, and administrative support.
Gravity was founded in 2000 by choreographer-director Jess Curtis, whose distinctive body of work ranges from the underground extremes of San Francisco warehouses with Contraband and CORE to the exuberance of French circus tents with Compagnie Cahin-Caha and the formal refinement of European state theaters, galleries and experimental performance spaces with Fallen and The Symmetry Project.
Under Curtis’ ongoing artistic direction, Gravity has premiered ten full-evening works and numerous shorter pieces in collaboration with co-producers in the U.S. and Europe and has been seen in over 50 cities in 13 countries. In 2011, Curtis was honored with the Alpert Award for Choreography and the Homer Avila Award for innovation in physically inclusive dance; Gravity has been honored with six Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and a ‘Fringe First’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
"We are not just here to be entertained, there is an exchange...There is a thread of this running through Curtis’ work. The self-referential commenting, the sly nod and wink, the exhibitionism, the carefully negotiated games of power..." Catharine Caraker, A Beast in the Jungle
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