The Village Voice chose Bridgman|Packer Dance at The Sheen Center as one of "The Summer's Most Spectacular Performances" in their 2016 summer dance preview:
"A masterful crew of technical collaborators join this longtime choreographic duo for an evening of two recent works - Remembering What Never Happened
, the latter inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper - that fuse complex video projections with live performance. The effect is immersive and surreal, turning Art Bridgman and Myrna Packer into an entire ensemble."
Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice
Bridgman|Packer Dance premiered their newest work, Remembering What Never Happened, June 26-27, 2015 at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard. The intersection of memory and imagination is at the core of this work that explores the constantly shifting territories of time, form, perception, and identity. Bridgman and Packer interact with video projections of their images that morph and explode into digital re-interpretations of the human body, while scenes shot on location in the Mojave Desert transform into surreal landscapes.
Remembering What Never Happened is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund/Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by The Yard (Chilmark, MA) in partnership with Opera House Arts (Stonington, ME), and Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT) and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Forth Fund is supported by the Andrew W, Mellon Foundation. The creation of this work is also made possible in part by a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
Truck by Bridgman|Packer Dance has received a New England Foundation for the Arts Expeditions grant to tour the work to seven sites in New England in 2015-16. These include Opera House Arts (Stonington, CT); Silvermine Arts Center (New Canaan, CT); Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, MCLA (North Adams, MA); Capital Center for the Arts (Concord, NH); UMass Amherst presenting at Art in the Orchard, UMass Campus, and Brattleboro Arts Walk (Amherst, MA and Brattleboro, VT); Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy (Derry, NH), and the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (Beckett, MA). See Calendar page for details.