I just learned of the death of my dear friend and inspiration, the artist Gillian Jagger. I first met Gillian nearly 20 years ago when I had just finished choreographing RIDE. I had seen her work “Absence of Faith” in New York, and was so moved that I reached out to speak with her and interview her for my book. That first conversation lasted more than two hours, and was followed by many, many more.
Gillian was an artist of fierce passion, deeply generous in her vision, ever curious about others’ work and ideas. The world feels at once dimmer for her absence, and more brilliant for her having lived so fully among us.
Please watch these videos. They will give you a beautiful sense of the woman, the artist, the visionary.