Gabriel Forestieri

Gabriel was born in Louisiana raised in Detroit and transplanted from San Francisco to New York City in 2004. As the Choreographer/Director of projectLIMB he is intent on connecting communities with their landscape, resources, and each other. Gabriel has taught dance at Movement Research,
Carnegie Mellon University, Hollins University, Joffrey Ballet School, The Movement Invention Project in New Jersey, and at New York University. Internationally he has taught at Dance festivals in Brazil, Italy, and Germany.

ProjectLIMB has performed in Hawaii, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Washington D.C., Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Thailand, and New York City. ProjectLIMB’s work has been presented in NYC at DTW, the Tank, Teaneck Creek Conservancy, Solar One, Central Park. Brooklyn Arts Exchange, White Wave, The Puffin Room, and Symphony Space. ProjectLIMB has been involved with numerous residencies including the AIR at Earthdance, Solar One Dance Res, Art Mill in Jeffersonville NY, SEEDS at Earthdance, DTW’s Outer/Space, The Wave Rising Festival, in Hawaii at the Ulua Theatre, and at Art Omi. Gabriel is an alum of the MFA (2006) dance program at NYU and was nominated for a total of four Isadora Duncan awards (San Francisco’s highest dance achievement) in 2004 and 2005.

He has had the pleasure of working with choreographers: Punchdrunk, Wili Dorner, Foofwa D’immobliite, Risa Jaroslaw Keith Thompson, Bill Young, Tomi Pasoneen, Scott Wells, and Erika Shuch. He was a founding company member in 2011 of the NYC mounting of Sleep No More, the Off Broadway sensation.

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