Juliette Mapp

Juliette Mapp is a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in New York City, and has presented her work throughout NYC since 2001. Mapp has performed in the work of many other choreographers, most notably John Jasperse, Vicky Shick and Deborah Hay. Juliette has taught throughout the world and is currently on the faculty of The New School in New York City. She was a guest curator at Danspace Project where she programmed the “Back to New York City” platform. Juliette received two Bessie’s, one for dancing (2002) and one for choreography (2008).

 Mapp was a MANCC collaborator in residence with Deborah Hay in March 2008.

Dance Theater Workshop Partnership | January 16 – 29, 2011

The Making of Americans

While at MANCC, Juliette Mapp worked to utilize the richly layered tales of her personal and family histories to create a powerful and intimate new work, The Making of Americans, inspired by her mother’s family, Albanian immigrants who settled in Gary, Indiana after the Second World War to work in America’s largest steel mill. All five of Mapp’s maternal aunts and uncles worked and lived together for their entire lives. Mapp and her collaborators created this dance about Gary, Indiana, about Albania, about the vanishing dignity of the American worker. 

This partnership project was supported in part by the National Endowment of the Arts.

The Making of Americans premiered at Dance Theater Workshop April 13-16th, 2011. 

Collaborators in Residence: Aretha Aoki, Vanessa Anspaugh, Molly Lieber, Kayvon Pourzar, Anna Sperber and Levi Gonzalez [Performers], John Jesurun [Video/Media Artist]

Featured Artist

Faye Driscoll

February 22 - 24
Carolina Performing
Arts, UNC Chapel Hill


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