Grant Jacoby and Dancers in Residence


Grant Jacoby and Dancers will be in Residence at the Dragon’s Egg from May 31- June 2 – that is to say – now!

Grant Jacoby is a New York City and Boston based choreographer, performer, and teacher. He was born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Connecticut College with a BA in dance and theater. He has danced with the companies Quicksilver Dance, Brayton Dance, and Lorraine Chapman The Company, and has performed in works by Merce Cunningham (as restaged by Holley Farmer), David Parker & The Bang Group, Mark Dendy, Annie Kloppenberg, and Lauren Simpson. He has presented work at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Triskelion Arts, Green Space, The Dance Complex (Boston Globe Critics Pick 2014 & 2015), Green Street Studios (Boston Globe Critics Pick 2016), Les Champs Melisey, AS220 (Dorry Award 2016), RAW Boston (2014 Performer of the Year), and The International Festival of Arts & Ideas. He has had residencies at The Dragon’s Egg, The Dance Complex, Green Street Studios, and at The Shaker Dance Revival Project.  He has been on faculty at Boston Ballet, The Boston Conservatory, Sereda DanceWorks, and Brookline Academy of Dance. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College.

Grant Jacoby and his dancerGrantjacoby2s are coming to The Dragon’s Egg to further develop their new work “Wyoming” which will be presented at The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA on June 2nd and June 3rd at 8 PM. “Wyoming” is a movement study exploring queer phenomenological theories of orientation and disorientation within a particular designated time and space.  Inspired by the writings of queer theorist Sarah Ahmed as well as the death of Matthew Shepard, “Wyoming” deconstructs ideas of comfort, home, and displacement. Using personal anecdotes, restructuring of environment, and unconventional sound design, “Wyoming” poses questions such as: what exactly characterizes a home? Is it a physical structure, a specific location, a personal connection/relationship, or even just an overarching notion? How does an individual (or individuals) change when they are removed from this safe space? How do we navigate a foreign space while constantly being haunted by the familiar? Might we find solace by actually turning away from sources we know to forge our own path?

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