Irene Hultman Monti
Iréne Hultman born in Sweden and based in New York City. From 1983-1988, Hultman was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company where she also worked as rehearsal director 2006-2009. During the latter time she installed Trisha Browns Early Work at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis C entre George Pompidou, Les Toullieries in Paris to name a few. She was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance 1988 – 2001. Her company received national and international recognition premiering work at The Joyce Theater with Black Tie Optional (2001) Nordic Love Act 2 (1998) and Cascade (1996) and at Danspace Project in NYC, Love Betrayal and a Bowling Trophy (2000), Tango-Babe (1995), Red Cap (1992). She choreographed seven opera productions including Mozart’s Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute for Drottningholm’s Palace Theater in Stockholm and new operas like Sport och Fritid at The Royal Swedish Opera. Her commissions include Firebird for Gothenburg Opera Ballet and I find comfort for Pina Bausch Company 2 (FTS). Hultman is the co-founder of Järna-Brooklyn, a Swedish-American cultural entity that encourages artistic experimentation and a founding member of the multi-media collective “Fire Work” in Stockholm. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award as well as support from The Jerome Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, American Scandinavian Foundation and Meet the Composer. In 2010 she curated Movement within Stream at Storm King Art Center, the first dance event to ever be performed in t the Sculpture Park’s history. Ms. Hultman continue to foster her interest in research and collaborations between artistic fields and geographic continents. She serves on The Bessie Committee and the Danspace Project’s Artist Advisory Board.