Vicky Shick and Kyla Arsadjaja YSA ‘20 launch a digital video of Shick’s spring 2020 commission for the Dance Lab

Vicky Shick dances in the studio
July 15, 2020

The Lab’s Spring 2020 project, Dance Today, focused on two prominent voices within contemporary dance: Vicky Shick and Ni’Ja Whitson. The ensemble worked closely with Vicky before spring break on the creation of new work—and then the world changed, forcing “Dance Today” to adapt. Fortunately, we were able to reinvent Vicky’s project in digital form. The resulting original video piece, titled “everywhere”, premiered Friday July 17, at 7:30 pm.


Vicky Shick has been making dances since the late eighties. She was a member of the Trisha Brown Company for six years and has worked with many other performers and choreographers. During her time in TBDC she received a Bessie Award for performance. In 2003 along with artist, Barbara Kilpatrick she received a second Bessie Award for their work together. Shick has also created pieces with students at several colleges and universities including Barnard, Bryn Mawr, George Washington, Hunter and the New School, and teaches at several institutions in the NYC area mostly at Movement Research, for the Trisha Brown Company and for fifteen years at Hunter College. She has also taught internationally and has set Trisha Brown pieces at festivals and universities, including in her home town, Budapest. She was a two-time Movement Research Artist-In-Residence, a grant recipient from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Guggenheim Fellow and a DiP grantee at Gibney Dance Center.

Ni’Ja Whitson’s spring 2020 residency has been rescheduled for spring 2021. More details coming soon.