Jerron Herman: VITRUVIAN [Virtual]

A solo performance by Jerron Herman, VITRUVIAN explores the ways natural phenomena and history enter and live in the body. This video work shares the allegorical tale of the life cycle of the Vitruvian man as he traverses multiple hemispheres. This performance will also be performed live May 19 – 21.


Jerron Herman is a disabled dancer and writer who creates works to facilitate welcoming. Jerron regularly writes on art and culture and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Dance/USA as Vice Chair. He’s currently a member of disability arts collective Kinetic Light. His awards include a 2020 Disability Futures Fellowship by the Ford and Mellon Foundations respectively, as well as the Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship from the Jerome Foundation, both in 2021.


Vitruvian is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center through the Performance AIRspace Residency, which is supported by the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the Disability Futures Fellowship, which is made possible by the Ford Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Image description: Color photo of Jerron, a dark-skinned Black man with kinky hair and a beard stares ahead suffused in bluish light, a white beam creates a zigzag behind him.

Image courtesy of the artist, photo credit Mark Wickens