I, who am the chorus

May 10, 2012

I, who am the chorus (video still)

I, who am the chorus

May 8, 2012

I, who am the chorus  (video still)

The Fabulist

March 26, 2012

The Fabulist

An image from The Fabulist, commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Francaise, where it was presented in November 2011.

I, who am the chorus.

March 2, 2012

A new project is being developed with Wayne Ashley and the FuturePerfect Festival. A series of video works will be created between March and August in Rome and shown via a portal at FuturePerfect.

Wire scene studies

February 29, 2012

Several wire scene study works have been added on a new page.

I’ll be reading a draft of Frontier at New York Theatre Workshop on January 9th at 3pm. This is the piece I received a 2012 Rome Prize for and I’ll be at the American Academy in Rome with it for a final creation residency this spring. It’s a solo, based on a 1956 John Ford western, The Searchers. There’ll be a discussion moderated by Linda Chapman following the reading and I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’re able to come.  We’ve done this before and it’s been very helpful. The reading is free, and it’s a very small room.

Previous residencies for the project include the Whitney, Watermill Center, LPAC, and NYU / Gallatin.

untitled (man in room study)

November 12, 2011

A new video work, untitled (man in room study), can be seen here.

In August, an EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission was received for the creation of In The First Place…

Comprised of ten short films, In The First Place… reframes an Italian pastoral romance published in 1499, Hypnerotomachia Poliphili – the strife of love in a dream, as a series of ten decisive moments in which the protagonist uses classical landmarks to reorient himself while pursuing his beloved. Each of the short films will consist of a single scene, 1.5 – 2 minutes long. Though each will not contain a full narrative, shifts in the characters’ tone will echo the quest through the landscapes, perspectives, and memories found in the original story.

The production will be shot in Rome, and will involve Roman landmarks that reference the dreamscapes illustrated in the Hypnerotomachia. It will premiere in the fall of 2012 as part of the Filament festival at EMPAC.

The EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission 2011-2012, is supported by The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts. Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

The Fabulist

June 22, 2011

A new evening-length solo work, The Fabulist, based on a selection of La Fontaine’s Fables, has been commissioned by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in New York, and is currently being created there in residence. It will premiere at FIAF on November 4th. More details to come.

Rome Prize

April 15, 2011

Colin Gee was awarded a 2011-2012 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, in the Design category, for the production design of Frontier.