For two weeks beginning on November 29, 2021, Baryshnikov Arts Center’s (BAC) Fall 2021 Digital Season will continue with the world premiere of Brooklyn-based dance artist Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s Trip Gloss. The work was filmed at BAC’s Rudolf Nureyev Studio and is described as “a textured collage of movement, sound, and visuals exploring the ways live performance can be transposed to the digital space.” Lloyd’s Trip Gloss is free and available to watch on demand from Monday, November 29, at 5pm ET, until Monday, December 13, at 5pm, at

Trip Gloss was the product of a week-long residency at BAC. It is an experimental documentary with a collection of stories and situations stemming from the imagination of Lloyd, five dancers, and a sound score designed by Lloyd. “Trip Gloss is both a hyperdigitized and lo-fi collage of color and choreography that reconsiders the translation of sensation to a two-dimensional screen.” – BAC press release.

Still from Jordan Demetrius Lloyd's "Trip Gloss" - Courtesy of the artist.

Still from Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s “Trip Gloss” – Courtesy of the artist.

Jordan Demetrius Lloyd is a dance artist who has collaborated with and performed for Karl Rogers, Beth Gill, Netta Yerushalmy, David Dorfman Dance, Joanna Kotze, Catherine Galasso, Monica Bill Barnes, and Tammy Carrasco. His teaching practice has brought him to Rutgers University, the American Dance Festival, University of the Arts, and Mark Morris Dance Center. His work has been produced by New York Live Arts, BRIC, ISSUE Project Room, Danspace Project’s Draftwork Series, BAAD!, Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, and the Center for Performance Research. Most recently, he received the 2021–23 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship. For more, please click HERE.

"Fresh Tracks" by Jordan Lloyd - Photo by Maria Baranova

“Fresh Tracks” by Jordan Lloyd – Photo by Maria Baranova

Trip Gloss was choreographed and directed by Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, and features Wendell Gray II, Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Mia Martelli, Mykel Marai Nairne, José Lapaz Rodriguez, and Kennedy Thomas. Sound Credit: Ryan Wolfe; Sound Design: Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Videography: Emily Rose Canon, Jade Manns; and Editing: Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Chandler Clamp.

 The running time for Trip Gloss is 18 minutes and comes with a WARNING: This video contains strobe effects.

WHAT: Baryshnikov Arts Center’s Fall 2021 Digital Season presents the world premiere of  dance artist Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s Trip Gloss

WHERE: Baryshnikov Arts Center

WHEN: Monday, November 29, at 5pm ET, until Monday, December 13, at 5pm


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BAC is the realization of a long-held vision by artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov who sought to build an arts center in Manhattan that would serve as a gathering place for artists from all disciplines. BAC’s opening in 2005 heralded the launch of this mission, establishing a thriving creative laboratory and performance space for artists from around the world. BAC’s activities encompass a robust residency program augmented by a range of professional services, including commissions of new work, as well as the presentation of performances by artists at varying stages of their careers. In tandem with its commitment to supporting artists, BAC is dedicated to building audiences for the arts by presenting contemporary, innovative work at affordable ticket prices. For more information, please visit the BAC website.

By Jeff Slayton for LA Dance Chronicle

Featured image: Still from Jordan Demetrius Lloyd’s Trip Gloss – Courtesy of the artist.