Jess Curtis/Gravity

What we are – or intend to be...

Gravity was founded in 2000 by choreographer-director Jess Curtis, whose distinctive body of work ranges from the underground extremes of San Francisco warehouses with Contraband and CORE to the exuberance of French circus tents with Compagnie Cahin-Caha and the formal refinement of European state theaters, galleries and experimental performance spaces with Fallen and The Symmetry Project.

Gravity’s mission is to create exceptionally engaging body-based art that physically explores and addresses issues and ideas of substance and relevance to anyone with a body. Under Curtis’ ongoing artistic direction, Gravity has premiered nine full-evening works and numerous shorter pieces in collaboration with co-producers in the U.S. and Europe and has been seen in over 50 cities in 13 countries. In 2011, Curtis was honored with the Alpert Award for Choreography and the Homer Avila Award for innovation in physically inclusive dance; Gravity has been honored with six Isadora Duncan Dance Awards and a ‘Fringe First’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Jess Curtis/Gravity