|photo by Julie Lemberger|
Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer, Artistic Directors of Bridgman|Packer Dance, collaborate as performers and choreographers. Their work developing "Video Partnering" — the integration of live performance and video technology — has been acclaimed for its highly visual and visceral alchemy of the live and the virtual. Based in NYC, they have been presented by City Center, Lincoln Center, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Dance Theater Workshop (now NYLA) among others. They have toured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Central America, performing in festivals and arts centers. These include Spoleto Festival USA, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Munich International Dance Festival, The Institute for Contemporary Art/Boston, The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts (St. Paul), Festival Internacional de Artes Escenicas (Panama), Kintetsu Theater (Osaka, Japan), Festival Internacional Chihuahua (Mexico), and Tancforum (Budapest). Bridgman and Packer are recipients of a Guggenheim Fellowship, consecutive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts for 2007 through 2012, and fellowships and grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, USArtists International, Performing Americas Project, and National Performance Network. Bridgman and Packer have been guest artists at over one hundred universities throughout the U.S.