Jessica Cook: SEED

Friday, November 20, 2020. 8:00 pm

Roulette’s Fall 2020 Season will be live streamed from our stage and archived on our website. Watch the video of this performance below.

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Jessica Cook: SEED

Friday, November 20, 2020. 8:00 pm

SEED is a solo study using uncertainty as an impetus for three improvisational sound and movement scores. Each evening will see a varied weaving of time to space as this practice senses energetic pulls and repulsions to build and dissipate shape, sound, and rhythmic patterns. Fragments of process drawing, writing, and vocal recordings are spliced together to form a backdrop that abstracts form and perception.

Roulette’s Fall season will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. Our theater is currently closed for public performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety measures that Roulette has put in place to keep staff, artists, and the public safe.


Jessica Cook grew up in Durham, NC. Her work, which involves movement, sound, and drawing scores, has been presented in LmaK Gallery, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, Roulette Intermedium, AUNTS at New Museum/Mana Contemporary, Pieter Performance Space, and others. She is the recipient of a 2018 Mertz Gilmore Late-Stage Production stipend for Dogflats and a 2020 Foundation For Contemporary Art Emergency grant. Artist-In-Residencies include; 2018-2019 MoMA PS1 VW Dome, Central Park Gallery (LA), and PAM Residencies (LA) with collaborator Laurel Atwell. Performed with Milka Djordjevich/Chris Peck (The Kitchen, American Realness, PICA, Chocolate Factory, Ghebaly Gallery), Kim Brandt (Pioneer Works, Sculpture Center, Issue Project Room,) and many others. She is currently a 2019-2021 Movement Research Artist-In-Resident. In 2005 she received her BFA from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance.


Jessica Cook: SEED is presented as part of DANCEROULETTE and is supported in part by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and through Roulette’s GENERATE program, providing over 30 artists each year with in-depth creative and technical support. Additional support is provided by the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded in part by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund; and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation.

Photo: Daniele Sarti, Dance Map by Jessica Cook