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Myrna Packer is the co-artistic director of Bridgman|Packer Dance with her collaborator in choreography and performance, Art Bridgman. They are known for their innovative work integrating live performance and video technology. In 2017, they were awarded a New York and Performance “Bessie” Award for outstanding roduction (The Bessies). In New York City they have been presented by Lincoln Center, City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, Dance Theater Workshop (now New York Live Arts), Central Park Summerstage, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and the Sheen Center. The 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to Bridgman and Packer was the first in the history of the Guggenheim Foundation to be given to two individuals for their collaborative work. They are also recipients of 1 National Endowment for the Arts Grants (2007-19), a National Dance Project Touring Award, 4 National Performance Network’s Creation Fund Awards, and grants from New England Foundation for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and New York State Council for the Arts. Their international touring has been supported by USArtists International, the Performing Americas Project, American Dance Abroad, the National Performance Network, and La Red de Promotores CentroAmericana y El Caribe. Bridgman|Packer Dance has toured throughout the U.S. performing at festivals and art centers, including Spoleto Festival USA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Florida Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, ICA Boston, Dance St. Louis, and Philadelphia’s Annenberg Center. They have appeared abroad in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Central America in festivals including Beirut Spring Festival, Munich International Dance Festival, Festival Internacional de Artes Escenicas (Panama), Kintetsu Theater (Osaka, Japan), Festival Internacional Chihuahua (Mexico), New Baltic Dance Festival (Lithuania),Tancforum (Budapest), and HighFest Intertnational Arts Festival (Armenia). They were chosen as best of 2016 in the Village Voice and Huffington Post and best dance in 2017 by theaterjones.com.