Grand Lady Dance House is the hostname for performance and video projects directed and choreographed by Jennie Liu with a close, evolving group of artist collaborators. Since 2005 their work has been been presented at venues including the New York Film Festival, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Mistake Room, the former Dance Theater Workshop, HERE Arts Center, The Bushwick Starr, Incubator Arts Center, REDCAT, the Live Arts Exchange festival with Show Box L.A., the Prelude Festival, and PAM, Highland Park.
She was recently awarded a Mike Kelley Foundation grant to curate a group exhibition engaging artists across disciplines to respond to the history of early modern dance in LA, produced by Pieter.
Current and past collaborators include Hannah Heller, Andrew Gilbert, devika wickremesinghe, Brian Getnick, Barry Brannum, Milka Djordjevich, Adam Linder, Big Dance Theater,Wendy Yang Bailey, Alexa Weir, Laura Mrockowski, Tanya Brodsky, Julia Bembenek and COMBAT, and Heather Christian.
Jennie MaryTai Liu, CV
MFA Dance, Hollins University, VA, 2009
BFA Theater, Experimental Theater Wing, New York University, 2004
NEMETON, Human Resources LA, 2019
LIVING FEMALE RESPONDENT or 53 YAKSHI, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, commissioned in response to the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Clouds and Screens, LA, 2019
HOUSE MUSIC, 45 mins, The Mistake Room, LA, 2016; Live Arts Exchange Festival, LA, 2015; Prelude Festival, NY, 2014
ACTRESS FURY, 65 mins, The Bushwick Starr, NY, 2014; Live Arts Exchange Festival, LA, 2014; PAM, LA, 2013 (curator Brian Getnick); REDCAT, NOW Festival, LA, 2013
SOUL LEAVES HER BODY, 75 mins, premiere: HERE Arts Center, NY, 2010
(developed with an artist residency at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensallear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY)
LANDS AND PEOPLES, 40 mins, developed through the Brooklyn Arts Exchange's AIR Program, 2010, NY
MOUNTAIN SHOUTING, 45 mins: Ontological-Hysteric Theater, NY, 2009
Im Fleiger, WUK, Vienna, Austria, 2009
Ballet de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 2009
HOME BIRTH, 45 mins, premiere: The Bushwick Starr, NY, 2008
Finalist for the A.W.A.R.D Show, Joyce SoHo, NY, 2007,
LEARNING IN LOWER ANIMALS, 45 mins, premiere: Dance Theater Workshop, NY, 2006
- force - (co-directed with Simon Liu), World Premiere: New York Film Festival, 2020
Front Door, Blue Sky (co-director with Karinne Keithley Syers, in post-production) Feature length documentary on the Wooden Floor, an after-school dance program for under-served youth in Santa Ana, CA.
Diamond Linda (director) 2016. 12 minute docu-fiction co-written with Nickels Sunshine. Screened at the Los Angeles Dance Film Festival.
Scout Hut (director) 2012. 12 minute dance film. Screened at Center for Performance Research NY, and Frameworks Dance Film Festival, NY
Ditchwork (choreographer, director: Simon Liu) 2011- New Jersey International Film Festival 'Best Experimental Short', WNDX Festival of the moving Image, The Rio De Janeiro International Film Festival, Oaxaca International Film Festival.
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
Mike Kelley Foundation, 2020
Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant, 2019
Headlands Center for the Arts, 2018
Creative Exchange Lab, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, 2017 Center for Cultural Innovation, Finishing Grant, 2013
Bogliasco Fellowship, Liguria Center for the Arts, 2011
Rockefeller Multi Arts Project (MAP) Fund, 2010
Jerome Foundation, Travel and Study Grant Program, 2010
Artist-in-residence in Dance, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NY, 2009-2011
Artist-in-residence in Dance, HERE Arts Center NY, 2008-2011
Yaddo Arts Colony Artist Residency, 2008
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