choreography

The Bessies

The Skirball Center at NYU

Monday, October 8th, 2018 6p

The New York Dance and Performance Awards, also known as The Bessies, is a yearly event celebrated the work of artists who have performed in New York City during the course of the past season. he his own mythical beast was nominated for...

Spinning a Yarn

Spinning a Yarn

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Sunday, September 23, 2018 12:30 pm

For the closing of contra la pared, David Thomson collaborated with exhibiting artist Analia Segal to create a solo.

he his own mythical beast (premiere)

he his own mythical beast (premiere)

Performance Space 122 | COIL Festival 2018

150 First Avenue, at the corner of 9th Street

New York, NY

Jan 31 – Feb 2 7:30pm

Feb 4 3pm

The culmination of a series of performance installations that Interrogates the suppositions of neutrality of presence, and the black body in a postmodern world.
Sorry I Missed Your Show: wondering who we are

Sorry I Missed Your Show: wondering who we are

Gibney Dance 280 Broadway

(Enter at 53A Chambers)

Wednesday, December 6 / 6:30 – 8:00 pm / FREE

David Thomson, in discussion with Okwui Okpokwasili, connects his work with Poet/theater artist and musician Sekou Sundiata’s 51st (dream) state to his current performance research project, he his own mythical beast
Collapsable Hole Residency

Collapsable Hole Residency

Westbeth

NYC 10-21 July 2017

A short intensive period of work

The Yard | Bessie Schonberg Choreography Residency

The Yard | Bessie Schonberg Choreography Residency

The Yard

Martha's Vineyard

Chilmark, MA

22 May - 11 June 2017

A three week shared residency with Raja Feather Kelly and his company, the feath3r theory. Continued development of the final section of he his own mythical beast, with two performances at the end of the residency.
Mt Tremper Residency

Mt Tremper Residency

Mt Tremper Arts Center

20-25 February 2017
Barnard College | Tone

Barnard College | Tone

Creation of new work at Barnard College, Performances at New York Live Arts, December 1-3
The Voyeurs | Madison Square Park

The Voyeurs | Madison Square Park

The Voyeurs

Madison Square Park

23rd Street and Broadway

New York City

15, 16 September 2016

6p

18 September 2016

2p
Mt Tremper Arts Watershed Lab Residency | Performance

Mt Tremper Arts Watershed Lab Residency | Performance

he his own mythical beast

Residency

5-11 September 2016

Performance

Saturday, September 10, 8:00 pm / Tickets $15

This process version of he his own mythical beast uses new and material accumulated from prior performance installations to build a multifaceted experience engaging the edges and issues of identity, power, myth and America.
The Voyeurs | Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Voyeurs | Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Voyeurs

A performance installation by David Thomson

July 23 at 5:30 & 6:30 pm

Empire Fulton Ferry at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Art AIDS America | Bronx Museum

Art AIDS America | Bronx Museum

The first comprehensive overview of 30 years of art made in response to the AIDS epidemic in the United States

Opening night performance

Wednesday, July 13th

2nd floor North Wing

7:15pm

Look up here, I'm in heaven

Look up here, I’m in heaven

BRIC Arts Media

July 6, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

“A thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve.”

Performances by exhibition artist David Antonio Cruz, and artists Jaamil Olawale Kosoko and David Thomson that explore contradictions in identity, freedom, and materiality of the black/brown body.
see yourself when (2015)

see yourself when (2015)

Movement Research at Judson Church
21 September 2015

A Venus intervention...
Short Stories (2015)

Short Stories (2015)

21 August 2015
Dancing Through the Bronx

Owen Dolan Park, Bronx
the venus knot (2015)

the venus knot (2015)

Saturday 16 May 2015 2 to 6pm
Sunday 17 May 2015 1 to 5pm

The Invisible Dog Art Center A durational performance installation. Entangled as we are with total freedom. A thing of immortal make, not human, snorting out the breath, the terrible flame of bright fire...
Venus Redux (2014)

Venus Redux (2014)

During a two-week residency at The Invisible Dog, I focused on building new material, setting a structure, creating text to overlay, and continuing to explore a 360° performance field.
Mash (2013)

Mash (2013)

March 25 ,2013
Movement Research at Judson
conceived and directed by David Thomson
performed by Anna Azrieli, Marya Wethers, Malcolm Low, Jodi Bender
Hunger (2012)

Hunger (2012)

June 24 ,2012
Movement Research at Judson Church
conceived & directed by david thomson
movement by david thomson
text by okwui okpokwasili
performed by david thomson & okwui okpokwasili
Parallels: The End (2012)

Parallels: The End (2012)

March 30 ,2012
Danspace Project
Parallels: The End
Solo conceived and performed by David Thomson

Ralph Lemon curated this closing event inviting twelve performers into a marathon event.
Velvet (2012)

Velvet (2012)

February 3, 2012
Roulette

a collaboration/introduction....including mayhem, desire, thoughts and consequences