New Performer (NP) is anti-generalization (standard narrative, group dynamics, symbolism) and pro-specificity (a reality of you and me). Is it possible to “not-perform”? Searching for what is next, the dancers will find comfort in outright attempts at movement, image-making, presence, language. But, they will also attempt to find a state of “not-performing,” a balancing act of subtlety to slip you self-aware moments. Do you see them? They gaze out at you, too. Are you seen? 1 or 2 dancers, 4 or 7 or 10 minutes counting down. Embrace the collective successes and failures in the pursuit of being together.



A social image-making experiment and research component of New Performer. Follow @newperformer to find the performers sharing intimate self-portraits performed as selfies and locating intersections of image, identity, reality, and performance.




May 20, 2017

Danspace Project, New York City

DraftWork: Sam Kim / Kirsten Schnittker

Performance by Amity Jones, Isabella Hrejanovic, Kirsten Schnittker, Tara Sheena, Toni Carlson  


May 4, 2017

Galeria Alex Schlesinger, Zürich

Exhibition Opening: nic rmann & Daniel renzi

Performance by Kirsten Schnittker


February 13, 2017

Judson Memorial Church, New York City

Movement Research at The Judson Church

Performance by Amity Jones, Isabella Hreljanovic, Tara Sheena, and Toni Carlson


January 8, 2017

Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn

Never Before, Never Again Festival

Performance by Kirsten Schnittker




Direction: Kirsten Schnittker

Performance: Amity Jones, Isabella Hreljanovic, Kirsten Schnittker, Tara Sheena, Toni Carlson

Sound: Caroline Park

Video: Fons Schiedon