CHOREOGRAPHIC INDEX

Theater Works

Title: DOV (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 35 min
Performance(s): February 2019
Location(s): MDC Live Arts Lab
Synopsis:  Dov is a physical theater solo directed by Pioneer Winter for thirteen year-old Izzi Lieber-Person, who will be performing for the first time. Dov explores Izzi’s transition from a twelve to thirteen year-old, using dance, monologue, and basketball prowess as soundscore. Through the eyes of a boy who is in the act of becoming, the audience confronts their own childhood and the question of what it means to become.

Title: REPRISE (PROSCENIUM, IN THE ROUND)
Length: 55 min
Performance(s): January 2018; March 2018; June 2018; October 2018; April 2019
Location(s): Mandelstam Theater; Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box; Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; New World School of the Arts; Norton Museum of Art
Synopsis: Reprise, by the Pioneer Winter Collective and co-presented with the Miami Dade County Auditorium, uses contemporary dance and physical theater to explore marginalization, allyship, and queerness - how we intersect.
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/reprise

Title: ALONE VIGNETTES (PROSCENIUM), commissioned by the Harvey Milk Festival
Length: 60 min
Performance(s): May 2017
Location(s): Florida Studio Theatre; Pineapple Studio, Sarasota, FL
Synopsis: An evening of dance theater solo vignettes that explore love and loss, faith and family through intimate and interactive dialogue that blends humor, isolation, and anecdote.

Title: FORCED ENTRY AND OTHER LOVE STORIES (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 55 min
Performance(s): February 2017
Location(s): The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
Synopsis: The work focuses on intimate acts of love - raw, honest, marginalizing, and sometimes difficult to recount. It is a dance - a physical work that wants to understand why we love, how we love, what that love feels like, and how we recall it when that love is gone.
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/forced-entry-and-other-love-stories

Title: GIMP GAIT (PROSCENIUM AND FILM), commissioned by Karen Peterson and Dancers
Length of Live Work: 15 min
Length of Film Adaptation: 5 min
Performance(s): May 2016; September 2016; November 2016; February 2017; January 2019
Performance Location(s): Miami-Dade County Auditorium; MDC Live Arts Lab; The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse
Film Festival Participation: Cucalorus Film Festival; ScreenDance Miami; LA Dance Film Festival (Jury Award); Corvallis Queer Film Festival; Chicago Feminist Film Festival; Miami Film Festival; Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Arte Sobre Enfermedades; Tiny Dance Film Festival; Jacksonville Dance Film Festival (Jury Award for Best Short Film), San Francisco Transgender Film Festival, San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema (Boulder, CO), Leeds International Film Festival (UK), In/Motion International Chicago Dance on Film Festival, Seattle Transmedia International Film Festival, 305 & Havana Improv Festival
Synopsis: The title of this work discloses its origin: 'gimp', a slur meant to mark a weak or handicapped person and 'gait', the manner or style of a person's walk. The subjects do not hide these from you - do you have a good view? Can you notice every part of their bodies - both the similarities and differences? This is Marjorie, and she wants you to witness her. This is Pioneer, a surrogate, and he is performing Marjorie's power.
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/gimp-gait

Title: HOST (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 50 min
Performance(s): November 2015; March 2016
Location(s): RIFT Blackbox Theater; Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
Synopsis: An all-male physical theatre work that explores power, authority, control, isolation, and desire. Within these paths, the word ‘host’ emerges as both sexualized territory as well as a bodily struggle. ‘Host’ is layered in the queer community, where one word is weighted by both history and its digital presence – host of a dinner party, host of a game show, host to an orgy, host to a virus.
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/host/

Title: SIRENS IN SPACE (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 58 min
Performance(s): April 2015
Location(s): Miami Dade County Auditorium On.Stage Black Box
Synopsis: A transmedia dance theater work – Think crazy space pirate ‘Mean Girls’ and an operatic cyborg-like ship mixed with film projection, contemporary dance, and extreme beauty regimens. Explore the unknown with five sirens, as they cruise through time and space searching for an elusive treasure in this literal celestial ‘manhunt’.

Title: RHINO BOY (SITE-SPECIFIC AND PROSCENIUM)
Length: 20 min
Performance(s): July 2014; November 2014
Location(s): Jacksonville University, Baseball Field; RIFT Blackbox Theater
Synopsis: In this allegory-turned-autobiographical dance performance, a young rhinoceros seeks to become human by removing his horn in order to walk among man. Will self-removal of his horn free him of the human spectators’ gaze, and how close is his identity to this physical attribute? What does it mean to truly ‘walk among man’?

Title: PIE SOLO (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 60 min
Performance(s): March 2013; September 2015
Location(s): Miami Theater Center; RIFT Blackbox Theater
Synopsis: A reinterpretation of the ‘one-man show’, Pioneer Winter examines faith in religion and culture from the vantage points of sexuality, age, and queerness. Video installation, tap dancing, and stripping draw the audience into an intimate and interactive dialogue blending humor, isolation, and anecdote.

Title: A PROPER MARRIAGE (PROSCENIUM)
Length: variable, full cast 26 min; duet excerpt 6-7 min
Performance(s): February 2013; April 2013; September 2013; November 2013; February 2015; June 2015
Location(s): New Works Miami at Miami Art Museum (now Pérez Art Museum Miami); Daniel Lewis Miami Dance Sampler at Little Haiti Cultural Center; Collaborations in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, NY; Thalian Hall at Cucalorus Film Festival; FilmGate Interactive Conference at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse; Dance Hack during Dance/USA at RIFT Blackbox Theater
Synopsis: A speculative piece that comments on the perceived co-dependence of music and movement, especially live music with dance–underlying properties of a dancer’s dependence on composition, and the musician’s own foresight to create action from sound. Sheet music is attached to the backs of dancers, and the musicians follow the dancer in order to read the music and maintain the melody. Irony rests in the notion that if the dancer moves too quickly and the musician cannot keep up, the music will falter and the dancer’s own rhythm will stop.

Title: MOTHER-SON(DAYS) (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 15 min
Performance(s): December 2011; April 2012; June 2012; May 2014; April 2016; October 2016
Location(s): Miami Open Stage at Little Haiti Cultural Center; The Field at Miami Theater Center; Little Haiti Cultural Center; Florida Dance Festival at University of South Florida; North Miami Arts Collective; Create.Dance.Florida at Duncan Theatre; New World School of the Arts
Synopsis: Looks at the parallel lives of a mother and her son through actual diary entries composed at very different times. The mother’s diary entries are taken from when she was a teenager of seventeen years-old; the ten year-old son’s entries are taken shortly after the time of his mother’s death. Both mom and son, separated by time and terminal illness, reflect similar personalities, fears, and even some humor.

Title: 42: A STONEWALL PROSPECTIVE (SITE-SPECIFIC AND FILM)
Length: 45 min
Performance(s): June 2011
Location(s): Bass Museum of Art; Ancient Spanish Monastery, North Miami Beach
Synopsis: A live multi-disciplinary dance performance that combines film and large-scale props to recall the events leading to the uprising and violent protests which ignited the modern-day gay civil rights movement.

Title: PHALLUSSY (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 30 min
Performance(s): March 2011
Location(s): Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
Synopsis: A series of gender-bending vignettes, revealing a mocking storyline about sexuality and sexual identity.

Title: REACHING THE SURFACE (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 40 min
Performance(s): June 2010
Location(s): Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Plaza; Little Haiti Cultural Center
Synopsis: Investigates the way our community views HIV/AIDS today, the stigma that is created when one fears the unknown. The audience is confronted with dancers both HIV+ and advocates. Topics such as status disclosure, infection from infidelity, medical expenses and treatment cost, and hope for change are explored.

Site-Specific and Performance Art Works

Title: HEPHAESTUS (SITE-SPECIFIC), commissioned by Tigertail Productions
Performance(s): April 2017
Location(s): Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Synopsis: Part of an evening of short solos commissioned by Tigertail Productions for its Month of Fire, the performer embodies the duality of the Greek fire god Hephaestus: born from power, rejected by that power, and then regaining that power. Hephaestus' being flung from Olympus into the ocean, and then reborn from that water and coming to power, reaching omnipotence, through fire.
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/hephaestus

Title: A LOVE TO LAST 13 HOURS (SITE-SPECIFIC), commissioned by Elsewhere Museum
Length: 13 hrs
Performance(s): July 2016
Location(s): Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Synopsis: Physicalizes the tensions of romance and relationships by performing the act of maintaining a heavy, precariously balanced structure from collapsing for 13 hours. Scenographic elements include shards of found glass and mirror from Elsewhere, display cabinets that are suspended in a perpetual state of near collapse, and a 13 hour 9 minute playlist of break-up stories gathered while in residency. This durational work challenges the endurance of the performer Pioneer Winter by placing the body in a constant state of remaking and negotiating, as fatigue sets in over the span of 13 hours. Themes that surfaced in the gathering of the break-up stories include intimacy, power, responsibility, fatigue, will, surrender, and heartbreak – the performance itself is treated as a purge of these themes.
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/a-love-to-last-13-hours

Title: TIMED SALIVA (SITE-SPECIFIC)
Length: Variable
Performance(s): June 2013
Location(s): Edge Zones Art Projects in Miami Design District
Synopsis: A somewhat violent performance that investigates temporality, the gay adult entertainment industry as the machine, safe exit, and gay-for-pay/straight commodity.

Title: EBB/FLOW (SITE-SPECIFIC AND FILM)
Length: 15 min
Performance(s): February 2012; April 2015
Location(s): boat basin, Deering Estate at Cutler
Synopsis: A site-specific pas de deux aboard a canoe, exploring relationship structure: mutual affection becoming a function of stasis. The water is a metaphor of the ebb and flow of romance.

Title: GLORY TAP (PROSCENIUM AND FILM)
Length: 6 min
Performance(s): June 2011; November 2012; March 2013; September 2015; October 2015
Location(s): Bass Museum of Art; San Francisco Transgender Film Festival at CounterPULSE; Miami Theater Center; RIFT Blackbox Theater; VERSUS Queer Pop-Up
Synopsis: A humorous tap dance duet that takes place within a stylized bathroom stall. The dance explores anonymity, oppression, stigma, fear, and liberation by a series of choreographed tap dances that imply an anonymous sexual encounter (glory hole).

University Guest Artist Works

Title: MY NECK, MY BACH (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 10 min
University: Broward College
Performance(s): November 2016
Location(s): Bailey Hall at Broward College

Title: A CHOREOGRAPHIC TAKING (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 10 min
University: Miami-Dade College
Performance(s): November 2016; December 2016; April 2017
Location(s): McCarthy Theater at Miami Dade College

Title: THE LOW PLACE (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 10 min
University: Broward College
Performance(s): November 2015
Location(s): Bailey Hall at Broward College

Title: INSPEKTOR (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 10 min
University: Nova Southeastern University
Performance(s): November 2013; March 2014
Location(s): Dance Theatre at Nova Southeastern University; American College Dance Festival at Georgia College, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Title: PANT SUIT (PROSCENIUM)
Length: 10 min
University: Miami Dade College
Performance(s): December 2012; January 2013; March 2013; April 2013
Location(s): McCarthy Theater at Miami Dade College; South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center; American College Dance Festival at University of South Florida

Curatorial Practice

Program: SCREENDANCE MIAMI FESTIVAL, produced by Miami Light Project
Date: January 2019
Locations: The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, Wallcast at New World Symphony, Perez Art Museum Miami
Link to project page with past festival trailers and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/screendance-miami

Program: GRASS STAINS
Date: December 2018
Participating Choreographers: Liony Garcia and Sandra Portal-Andreu
Locations: Hialeah Park Studios (formerly Hialeah Racetrack) and Chicago Produce
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/grass-stains

Program: DANCE SYMPOSIUM #5 (POSTPONED)
Date: November 2018
Title: Tripping Over Physics with the Creative Process
Guests: Choreographer Adele Myers with Physics Professor Pete Markowitz
Location: Florida International University
Premise: The Dance Symposium series is an ongoing co-presentation between Pioneer Winter and the Florida International University Honors College Department, where local choreographers are paired with Honors faculty members to discuss the reciprocity of their respective practices.

Program: SCREENDANCE MIAMI FESTIVAL, produced by Miami Light Project
Date: January 2018
Locations: The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, Perez Art Museum Miami, Soho Beach House
Link to project page with past festival trailers and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/screendance-miami

Program: DANCE SYMPOSIUM #4
Date: November 2017
Title: Disability, Leadership, and Dance
Guests: Choreographer Karen Peterson with Disability and Advocacy Professor Diana Valle-Riestra
Location: Florida International University
Premise: The Dance Symposium series is an ongoing co-presentation between Pioneer Winter and the Florida International University Honors College Department, where local choreographers are paired with Honors faculty members to discuss the reciprocity of their respective practices.

Program: SCREENDANCE MIAMI FESTIVAL, produced by Tigertail Productions
Date: January 2017
Locations: MDC Live Arts Lab, Perez Art Museum Miami, Miami Beach Cinematheque
Link to project page with past festival trailers and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/screendance-miami

Program: GRASS STAINS
Date: September, October, December 2016
Participating Choreographers: Ana Mendez, Jenny Larsson, Niurca Marquez, Marissa Alma Nick
Locations: The Kampong in Coconut Grove, Nature Preserve at Florida International University, Calle 8 of Little Havana, Beach of Surfside Village
Link to project page with images, video, and press/reviews: http://pioneerwinter.com/grass-stains

Program: DANCE SYMPOSIUM #3
Date: September 2016
Title: Body as a Site for Land Politics
Guests: Choreographer Jenny Larsson with the FIU Office of Sustainability
Location: Florida International University
Premise: The Dance Symposium series is an ongoing co-presentation between Pioneer Winter and the Florida International University Honors College Department, where local choreographers are paired with Honors faculty members to discuss the reciprocity of their respective practices.

Program: DANCE SYMPOSIUM #2
Date: February 2016
Title: Passion, Passion, Passion - The Development of Flamenco as an Art Form and Its Use as Economic and Political Currency
Guests: Choreographer Niurca Marquez and the FIU Department of Latin American Studies
Location: Florida International University
Premise: The Dance Symposium series is an ongoing co-presentation between Pioneer Winter and the Florida International University Honors College Department, where local choreographers are paired with Honors faculty members to discuss the reciprocity of their respective practices.

Program: DANCE SYMPOSIUM #1
Semester: November 2015
Title: Dancing My Mother’s Body
Guests: Choreographer Tiffany 'Hanan' Madera and the FIU Department of Latin American Studies
Location: Florida International University
Premise: The Dance Symposium series is an ongoing co-presentation between Pioneer Winter and the Florida International University Honors College Department, where local choreographers are paired with Honors faculty members to discuss the reciprocity of their respective practices.

Program: DANCE HACK, co-presented with FundArte and Tigertail Productions
Year: June 2015
Participating Choreographers: Marissa Alma Nick, Carla Forte and Alexey Taran, Hattie Mae Williams, Pioneer Winter, Liony Garcia, Niurca Marquez, Paola Escobar
Location: RIFT Blackbox
Premise: Dance Hack was a group show of eight artists presenting progressive and experimental choreography. The work ranges from intimate pas de deux between dancer and musician, to screendance and dance-theater. Each work was originally submitted (and rejected) in an open call to a local selection committee for the Dance/USA Annual Conference.

Program: ¿QUÉ PASA [EN DANZA], U.S.A.?
Year: October 2014
Participating Choreographers: Ana Miranda, Samantha Pazos, Jennifer Martin Bermudez, Belaxis Buil
Location: RIFT Blackbox
Premise: An evening of Cuban-American female choreographers based in Miami