Inside the Dancer's Studio: Jesse Factor

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  • Friday, Feb 12, 2021 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

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Join NCCAkron’s Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke online this spring for Inside The Dancer’s Studio. This series of lunchtime talks with dance makers from across the country explores creativity, the craft of choreography, and navigating an artistic career. Register here.


Jesse Factor (Feb. 12) creates solo work that combines a speculative view of queer histories and the archive with contemporary composition practices. He has created Mommie Queerest, presented at Queers in Revolt at Sam Houston University in 2019, Kween Kong presented at the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival in 2017, and Marthagany: the Spectre-Acle series, which continues to tour at dance festivals, performance events, and nightclubs. Jesse Factor’s studied channeling of divas in exile — from time and body — hauntingly reflects the impressions they’ve left behind.

Jesse Factor received the Iowa Arts Fellowship (2015-2016) and an Obermann Graduate Institute Fellowship  (2017) at the University of Iowa. Jesse danced professionally with the Martha Graham Dance Company and Graham II, received a BFA in Drama with honors from Tisch/NYU, and an MFA in Dance from the University of Iowa.