Turn Your F*^king Head, produced and distributed by Routledge, July 31, 2015

Turn Your F*^king Head is an hour documentary made in 2012 by British filmmaker Becky Edmunds, about Deborah Hay's last Solo Performance Commissioning Project at the Findhorn Community Foundation, near Inverness, Scotland. With a poetic certainty Edmunds follows the process by which Hay transmits and coaches the same solo dance to 20 individuals dancer/choreographers, from 11 different countries, during 10 consecutive days.

"I hope that the film will be seen by artists around the world because it is not only an educational tool that proposes an alternative way of creating dance material, but it also manages to encompass the trajectory of the postmodern dance world of the past forty years."   Anne Bogart (Columbia University and Artistic Director of SITI Company)

The Gill Clarke Resources Fund was set up with the advance on the sales of Turn Your F^*king Head, a DVD resource about Deborah Hay’s Solo Performance Commissioning Project. It is named for Gill Clarke, one of the key artists who developed Independent Dance into the organization it is today in London, England. The fund is supported in part through the royalties from the sales of this DVD. The Gill Clarke Resource Fund provides dance artists with limited means to acquire books, journals, DVDs, or music for their professional development and research.
Routledge DVD Package:
The DVD includes the documentary, and is accompanied by a booklet with two specially commissioned essays by Susan Foster, Bojana Bauer and Myrto Katsiki, and a personal letter from Deborah Hay to Gill Clarke.  It reveals the discernment, humor, inquiry, and humility of one of the most respected and original dance artists of our time.

The film is currently included in the Routledge Performance Archive.

 For further information and to purchase 'Turn Your F^*king Head’ please click on the following link:

“Using the Sky: a dance”
Deborah Hay's new book, "Using the Sky: a dance" is now available from Routledge Books. It covers the evolution of her language concerning movement and perception from 2000 to the present. It is available from Amazon and iBook and should be in bookstores soon. For details stay tuned to the publisher:

"Review: Deborah Hay, Choreographer and Disrupter"
New York Times 4/25/16:

Photo by Leon Alesi: 

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 Photo credit: William Frederking

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No Time To Fly (2010)

>Austin Performance
>Dress rehearsal color
>Dress rehearsal B&W

Lightening (2010)

O, Beautiful

If I Sing to You (2009)

The Match (2004)

Boom Boom Boom (2000)

Music (2001)

Selection of photographs from 1983-1997 by Phyllis Liedeker Finley


The Match

Hit the Hay
By Gia Kourlas
Time Out New York January 29-February 5 2004

A Four-Cornered Asylum With Solos Inside
By Jennifer Dunning,
The New York Times February 13, 2004

Delicious Colliding
By Deborah Jowitt
The Village Voice February 25-March 2, 2004

Intracellular Sports
By Karinne Keithley, February 18, 2004

The Deborah Hay Dance Company
By Jessica Weiss
The Brooklyn Rail March 2004

Frenchies II-Deborah Hay.
Blog the Board

Hay Brings Out the Best in Parkinson, Warby, Cardona & Lorimer
by Lisa Krauss.
Dance Insider February 11

The Deborah Hay Dance Company
Review by Gus Solomon.
Dance Magazine May 2004


A Mad Scientist of Dance Plays in the Lab
By Claudia La Rocco
The New York Times | Arts and Leisure January 20, 2006

Multiplying the Individual: Five Different Takes on One Woman's Work
By Deborah Jowitt
The Village Voice / February 7th, 2006,jowitt,72073,14.html

In the Round: Deborah Hay Places Five New Performers in the Loop in the Evening-length “O, O”
By Gia Kourlas
Time Out New York | Issue 538 January 19–25, 2006
May the Circles Be Broken and Unbroken
By John Rockwell
The New York Times | Dance Review | 'O, O' January 28, 2006

In the Sanctuary
By Nancy Dalva
Danceviewtimes | February 13, 2006

Deborah Hay: “O, O”
By Sarah Maxfield
Culture Catch, January 26, 2006

No Time to Fly

New York Times Dance listing
March 18, 2010

Alone, Exploring Fleeting Moments
By Gia Kourlas
The New York Times | Dance Review
March 26, 2010

No Time Like The Present
By Robert Faires
The Austin Chronicle
April 2, 2010

Deborah Hay/Danspace Project
By Johanna Burton
Artforum, July 1, 2010