Malcolm Low, from Chicago, first trained with Joseph Holmes, Hubbard Street, Homer Bryant and the Ruth Page Foundation, and performed with Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Co., Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Ballet British Columbia, Ronald K. Brown, Stephen Petronio, Complexions, Zvi Gotheiner and Dancers, Margo Sappington, Reggie Wilson, Crystal Pite/Kidd Pivot, and five years with Bill T. Jones. Malcolm currently works with Ralph Lemon, David Thomson and Patricia Hoffbauer.
Malcolm choreographed “One Forgotten Moment” on Alvin Ailey 2 in 2012. He has been showing his own work since 1999, in recent years at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2011), Summer Stage at Red Hook Park (2011), Main Stage (2012) and Dixon Place (2014). Malcolm was awarded a Fund for New Work/Harlem Stage Gatehouse Grant (2009), a BAX Passing It Down Award (2011), a Choreographic Fellowship in Robert Battle’s New Directions Choreography Lab at Alvin Ailey (2011), the MCAF from the LMCC (2012), the MCAF and LMCC Space Residency Grant (2014) and recently, two more MCAFs (2015 and 2016). Malcolm was Artist in Residence at Queensborough Community College for 2014 and was awarded a MAP Fund grant for his work “In The Thrust Towards The Future…I Want To Leave Something Of Use” (2014), which premiered at Hostos Community Center in The Bronx in November 2014. “In The Thrust…” was presented at Tanz Farm in Atlanta, GA in 2015 before performances at Harlem Stage in New York. Malcolm’s newest work, “Speakeasy” (2016), was commissioned and presented by Gibney Dance, premiering on February 24, 2016.
This year, Malcolm returns to Tanz Farm in Atlanta, GA for a summer residency, and will make a new dance, “There Will Be No Miracles Here,” to be shown in autumn 2016.