Join Donna Crump an award-winning choreographer, actress, and performing artist as she shares more about her work, process, and past performances. Crump will also share insight into her new work Gend[H]er which will be premiering on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 6:30PM on CAMH’s YouTube. The performance takes place in the exhibition Wild Life: Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves and is presented in celebration of Women’s History Month. Gend[H]er examines the reversal of gender roles and how they are portrayed through society’s stereotypes; how gender has played a role in the workforce, and in the home amidst the pandemic.
About Donna Crump
Donna Crump is an award-winning choreographer, actress, and performing artist from New Orleans, Louisiana who has been dancing for over 30 years. She holds a BFA in Dance from Tulane University (New Orleans) and has also studied and created dance in New York, South Africa with the First Physical Dance Theatre, and in Brazil with the country’s premier dance company Grupo Corpo. Donna served as the resident choreographer for the Marigny Opera Ballet in New Orleans over the inaugural season in 2014/2015. Crump is a current performer and Artistic Director of her contemporary dance company, Good Dance Since 1984. Good Dance has performed nationally in New Orleans, Houston, Boston, Alabama, and more, receiving several arts awards for Best Choreography and Outstanding New Work.
Since founding Good Dance in 2012, Crump has produced several full length works, started the pre-professional division of Good Dance, and starred in several commercials and films alongside directors Spike Lee and Garrett Bradley. Crump played a lead role in the film America by Garrett Bradley which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2019. Crump quickly found her lead role touring several film festivals and museum openings including Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Since moving to Houston almost 4 years ago, Crump has premiered work at The MATCH and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Her most recent work Gend(H)er is premiering at CAMH on March 25,2021 at 6:30PM during Women’s History Month.