Jun 17, 2023, 4PM

Jerron Herman on Long Take

Jerron, a dark-skinned black man, rocks in the middle of a dance floor wearing a silver two piece jumpsuit and neon sneakers. His eyes are closed as audience watches behind him
Jerron, a dark-skinned black man, rocks in the middle of a dance floor wearing a silver two piece jumpsuit and neon sneakers. His eyes are closed as audience watches behind him. Image by Mengwen Cao.

In conjunction with Carolyn Lazard: Long Take, featured dancer and writer Jerron Herman will present a sketch of Lax – a solo performance he is currently developing on rest. Incorporating motifs of sleep, including references to the circadian cycle and textiles associated with bedding, Herman’s dance will extend their contribution to Long Take and activate ICA’s terrace.

This performance is presented in collaboration with I wanna be with you everywhere, a collective formed by Arika, Amalle Dublon, Jerron Herman, Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, Alice Sheppard and Constantina Zavitsanos. The organizers write:  “I wanna be with you everywhere is a gathering of, by, and for disabled artists and writers and anyone who wants to get with us for a series of crip meet-ups, performances, readings and other social spaces of surplus, abundance and joy. It refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind. We won’t know what this is ‘til it shows us, but we do know that disability communities don’t only make art about disability. 😉 (winky face emoticon).

We’re operating from the point of view of access intimacy. Access isn’t an individual’s need, but a common capacity shared between us all.”


Register to attend this performance here. | View the program via Zoom here.


This hybrid performance will include open audio description, CART and ASL interpretation. Masks while indoors are highly encouraged. 

If you have any questions about the program or additional requests, please contact Brittany Clottey at bclottey@ica.upenn.edu.

The Terrace may be accessed using the steps in the lobby and/or the elevator to the right of the check-in desk in the lobby. When using the elevator to access the terrace, press 2R. The elevator doors will open on the opposite side of where you entered. You will then enter a passageway with some electrical appliances before exiting out unto the Mezzanine and passing through a glass doorway into the Terrace. Visitor Services attendants will be stationed throughout to help guide you and/or answer any questions that come up.

Restrooms are located in the lobby just past the front desk. ICA’s bathrooms are all-gender and there is a wheel-chair accessible restroom available just past the water fountain in that walkway. 

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About the artist

Jerron Herman is a disabled artist working in dance and text to facilitate welcoming. He has premiered pieces at Danspace Project, Performance Space New York, and The Whitney Museum. Jerron’s most recent work VITRUVIAN premiered in May 2022, with a digital release in July. Tours have included the Baltimore Museum of Art curated by Johns Hopkins University and ODC in San Francisco. He began his training as a company member with Heidi Latsky Dance from 2011-2019 and is a collaborating member of Kinetic Light’s WIRED. He is also the choreographer and co-director of Sensorium Ex, a new opera. Jerron is a part of INTERIM, a boutique management consortium for disabled artists that includes Molly Joyce and Christopher Unpezverde Nunez.

Jerron has served on the Board of Trustees at Dance/USA since 2017, most recently as Vice Chair. He’s been a Selection Committee member for the NY Performing Arts “Bessie’s” Awards and also served on panels for NYSCA, Dance/NYC, The Lark, Eyebeam, and Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. He curated the series Access Check 2.0: Mapping Accessibility for the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation from 2019-2020 and Discourse: Disabled Artists at The Joyce for The Joyce Theater in 2021. Jerron writes extensively on art & culture and his play, 3 Bodies, is published in Theater Magazine’s May/June 2022 issue. During the Spring 2022 semester Jerron was the Artist/Scholar in Residence at Georgetown University, facilitating student engagement with Art and Disability. As a model and advocate, Jerron has worked with HIMS, Rothy’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Samsung x i-D, and Nike. Other accolades include a Dance Magazine cover story in March 2021, a 2021 Grants to Artists Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and a 2021-2022 Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship in Dance from the Jerome Foundation. The 2021 PETRONIO Award and residency as well as a 2020 Disability Futures Fellowship by the Ford Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 



Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.