Photo by Arthur Elgort for a concert in the early 80's at Dance Theater Workshop
"My first press release. I don't know who edited it...maybe The Soho Weekly News" - Jane
Postcard for DTW concert. "I took this from a Mexican bark book of good and bad spirits--this spirit is good because it doesn't wear shoes as the conquistadors did." - Jane Comfort
Back of card. "I began exploring polyrhythms in this work, both in language and dance." -Jane
Jane and David Lusby, for whom she danced in the 70's.
'Urban Renewal' set from 1984 Creative Time Art on the Beach. "We got some engineers to survey the site during the performance then kick the audience out because they needed the space."
Ann Papoulis and Donald Mouton
Jane and Donald Mouton
Poster of Jane Comfort's first concert.
The phone number is still the DTW box office number, but ticket prices have changed...
Artificial Horizons Postcard - back
Front of the card for Jane Comfort's second concert, at Kiva on Canal St.
Publicity shots for a piece featuring sign language as a movement source
Jane Comfort (three months pregnant) and Danny McCusker.
Photo by Nathaniel Tileston
Postcard for third concert, 1981
Chris Burnside and Jane Comfort in the concert
David Thomson and Jane Comfort rehearsing a gesture piece for Artificial Horizon
Photo By Grace Sutton
Original 'Four Screaming Women' cast 1982: Jane, Ann Papoulis, Mary Forlenza and Karen Callaghan. "This text and gesture piece is impossibly difficult. The first time we ever performed it without a mistake was opening night." - Jane
Photo by PaulaCourt
'Artificial Horizon' polyrhythmic dance
Facing forward: Jane, David Thomson and Donald Mouton
Photo by Grace Sutton
Postcard for 'Artificial Horizon'
"I don't remember too much about this concert, except that John Bernd and I had begun working together after improvising at Open Movement at PS. We did a piece that involved banging knives and forks together, which scratched and dented the ones we rehearsed with--my own. I still use them today, and I think of John every time I serve dinner." - Jane