Video of the Month Editors' Choice Winner

November 8, 2009

Congratulations to dancer Jen Gill and choreographer Marianne Delehanty, winners of the  Dance Magazine Editors’ Choice Award for their video “Patsy.” This intriguing modern solo developed the use of an armchair and hypnotic music into a thought-provoking work of art. We would like to commend Jen for the way she embraced stillness in the movement of a slowly turned head and managed to disguise the underlying control of seemingly uncontrolled movements. The piece left us with the contradiction of a comforted discontent, and it is a work that we will not soon forget. One suggestion that we might like to see is a clearer climax in the piece. Wonderful work, Jen and Marianne.