Women & Their Work and Dance Umbrella presented Hilary Easton and Company for an evening of dance.
Hilary Easton’s high energy choreography was known for its wit and spontaneity. Easton challenged traditional dance aesthetics in her work by providing a sense of weight rather than weightlessness — athleticism rather than elegance. Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times had commented, “for all the urgent energy in her dances, it was clear there was a formidably focused intelligence behind them and both elements were exhilarating.” Easton has worked with many choreographers and companies throughout the United States and has served as a guest faculty member at Connecticut College and Princeton University. She was the 1993 recipient of The Paul Taylor Fellowship.
Hilary Easton and Company has performed since 1988 at venues including American Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop, The Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, P.S. 122, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Central Park Summerstage, Downtown Art Co., The Yard, and Princeton University. In the winter of 1994, they toured to The Center for Contemporary Art of Santa Fe and Roger Williams University.