is a 2013 Guggenheim fellow for choreography.
In 1995 Parker founded The Bang Group, a company devoted to his love of rhythmic form and the humor and connection it brings to artists and audiences alike.
has toured extensively though the U.S. and Europe.
In addition to his work with The Bang Group, he has created over 30 commissioned works for dance companies, universities, festivals and soloists both here and abroad.
has won awards for his
work in The Netherlands, Germany and Monaco and has won community awards from Dancers Responding to AIDS, Dance Theater Workshop and The Gibney Dance Center
notorious Velcro duet was given a New York Dance and Performance Award for Design in 2002.
Mr. Parker teaches dance composition at The Juilliard School, Barnard College, Hunter College and The Alvin Ailey School and was visiting professor at Princeton University and SUNY Purchase.
He writes regularly about dance for Dance Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail and has served as an artist/curator for Danspace Project's Platform Series (Rhythm and Humor), Gotham Arts Focus Dance, 92nd Street Y's Fridays at Noon and, for the past three seasons, at The Yard's annual Tap the Yard Festival on Martha's Vineyard. www.thebanggroup.com.