2019 Annual Performance: IVY BALDWIN DANCE



On September 21 and 22, choreographer Ivy Baldwin and her seven dancers present Quarry, a site-specific work with original score for Manitoga that takes inspiration from Wright’s desire to blur lines between outside and inside, nature and the man-made; and from his deep commitment to experimentation with form and material. The work is being developed during creative residencies at Manitoga, Marble House Project in Vermont, and at Yaddo, Mount Tremper Arts, and Gallim Studio in New York. This April, Baldwin will travel to the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Bogliasco, Italy for a month-long Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship in Dance. 

It seems vital to Baldwin at this moment in history to examine the arc of humans’ relationship to nature and, through Quarry, to contextualize the lessons of Wright himself - “long before climate change was a presence in every conversation, Wright lived a metaphor in miniature by confronting and resuscitating a ravaged landscape, integrating thoughtful architecture and the loving restoration of its native surroundings.”

At the fall premiere, Quarry will magnify Wright’s vision and Manitoga’s dramatic variations on scale and intimacy as the audience experiences the property and performers from great distances, overlooking the Quarry, viewing dancers on mossy roofs, and following smaller performances into the surrounding woodlands.


Ivy Baldwin is a NY-based choreographer, performer, teacher and founder of Ivy Baldwin Dance. Since 1999, she has created 17 works for IBD, including most recently, commissions from BAM (Next Wave Festival), Philip Johnson Glass House, The Joyce Theater, Abrons Arts Center, and The Chocolate Factory. Baldwin’s work, Keen [No. 2], wass nominated for a 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design. Baldwin has received many awards and fellowships, including from the Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Bogliasco Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and NYFA, among others. IBD has also been presented in Germany and Romania; and nationally at ADI, New Museum, MASS MoCA and REDCAT. Baldwin teaches around the U.S., including Bard, Barnard College, Rutgers University and The New School. Baldwin holds degrees from North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA) and NYU Tisch School of the Arts (MFA).


Ivy Baldwin Dance has been presented in New York City by BAM, Abrons Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory, The Joyce Theater (Joyce Unleashed), Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, La MaMa, E.T.C, The New Museum for Contemporary Art, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival/Danceoff!, Dixon Place, 92nd St. Y, Symphony Space, P.S. 122/Coil/Catch, Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, Dance New Amsterdam, Movement Research at the Judson Church, among others, and nationally and internationally at American Dance Institute (MD), Philip Johnson Glass House (CT), REDCAT (CA), Irvine Barclay Theater (CA), Appel Farm Performing Arts Center (NJ), The Painted Bride (PA), Tanz im August (Danceoff!) (Germany), and Dans Contemporan International Dance Festival (Romania). The Company has enjoyed creative residencies at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Mount Tremper Arts, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dragon’s Egg, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Ivy Baldwin, Keen [No. 2], Abrons Arts Center: Maria Baranova; Baldwin and dancers at Manitoga, Spring 2018; Ivy Baldwin Dance: top row / L to R: Eleanor Smith, Kayvon Pourazar, Kay Ottinger, Tara Sheena; bottom row / L to R: Saúl Ulerio, Katie Workum, Katie Dean