Jasperse is Artistic Director/Choreographer of the New York-based John Jasperse Company/Thin Man Dance. He has created several short works and thirteen evening-length pieces for the company, as well as various projects in collaboration with other artists. His work has been presented by festivals and presenting organizations throughout the United States and Europe and in Brazil, Chile, Israel, and Japan. Jasperse and company have received numerous prizes, grants and fellowships, including a Guggenheim and a “Bessie” Award in recognition of their body of work. Jasperse has created works for several companies including Baryshnikov’s White Oak Project, Batsheva Dance Company, and The Lyon Opera Ballet.
Hamming It Up, With Pink Light, Flashes of Murakami and Flowered Bikinis, Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times, June 18, 2010.
John Jasperse Company, Joyce Theatre, New York, Apollinaire Scherr, Financial Times, June 18, 2010.
Dance review: John Jasperse’s flirty West Coast premiere at REDCAT, Victoria Looseleaf, LA Times, April 15, 2010.
John Jasperse Company: Live Review, Zachary Whittenburg, Time Out Chicago, April 10, 2010.
True Lies: John Jasperse collaborates in search of beauty, Valerie Jean Johnson, NewCity Stage, April 5, 2010.
Some Insider Jokes From a Magician and His Troupe, Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times, June 18, 2008.
On stage, audience participation is required, Apollinaire Sehen, New York Newsday, December 7, 2005.
Of Men Who Go Naked With Women Who Aren’t, Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times, June 3, 2000