Jay Ruby choreographs action to animate social space and invigorate collective reflection. He cultivates spectacle-based drama using principles of precarity practice. Engaging in festal culture as an aspect of contemporary ritual he applies modalities of theatre, circus, and dance to address the inequities and wounds of our times.
As founder and executive director of The Carpetbag Brigade, Jay stewarded the company’s innovative use of acrobatic stilting. With his colleagues he has pioneered its application in site-responsive, site-flexible, and site-specific works to function as a means of developing ensemble craft, propagate community empowerment, and activate cross cultural exchange.