makers space experience
Keshet Makers Space Experience
The Keshet Makers Space Experience (MSE) is a residency program in which choreographers/ dancemakers have access to space to develop their craft and their products, at whatever stage that might be – newly germinating ideas, final development of full productions, and/or anything in between – assisting in the process of bringing art to market.
Keshet provides physical space for the “making” at the Keshet Center for the Arts in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Keshet Center for the Arts has 5 studios and a 220-seat black box theater within which visiting artists can use the space in exchange for providing a few master classes during their time at Keshet. These master classes are open to the community, and when Makers are visiting during a designated cohort period, the classes are also intended for Makers Space participants to learn from and about each other.
The upcoming 2018-2019 Makers Space Experience (MSE) includes three cohort periods held between Jan. 2019 – April 2019. Keshet will select 5 Makers for each of the 10-day, cohort-based residency periods at the Keshet Center for the Arts. Applicants/Makers can be individual artists (or an applicant team of multiple artists who plan to share a rehearsal space (and a hotel room if applying from out of town). During the cohort period, the Keshet MSE provides access to space, access to classes (movement classes and arts business workshops), lots of sunshine, and oodles of love. So if you or someone you know might benefit from this type of residency experience and would like to come hang out in New Mexico, applications for 2018/19 are CLOSED.
Cohort 1: Jan. 26 – Feb 5, 2019
Mary Fitzgerald (Phoenix, AZ)
Kate Ladenheim / The People Movers (New York, NY)
Erinn Liebhard (St Paul, MN)
Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs / The People Movers (New York, NY)
Amber Moon Peterson (Helena, MT)
Molly Ross / MOLLY&NOLA (Brooklyn, NY)
Nola Sporn Smith / MOLLY&NOLA (Brooklyn, NY)
Eileen Standley (Tempe, AZ)
Kelly Ashton Todd (New York, NY)
Cohort 2: March 1 – 11, 2019
Kristofer Bergstrom / Los Angeles, CA
Adrienne Clancy / Silver Spring, Maryland
Marina Magalhaes / Los Angeles, CA
Stephanie Miracle / Santa Barbara, CA
Anat Shinar / Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cohort 3: April 3 – 13, 2019
Annalisa Dias / Washington DC
Kayla Farrish / Brooklyn, NY
Amanda Krische / New York, NY
Yvonne Montoya / Tucson, Arizona
Linda Ryan / St Muncie, IN
Paty Lorena Solorzano / Brooklyn, NY
If you or someone you know might benefit from this type of space and experience and would like to come hang in New Mexico, applications for 2020 will be available Fall 2019.
Announcing the 2018/19 Makers
Cohort 2: March 1 – 11, 2019
Kristofer Bergstrom: is an accomplished taiko performer, composer, and choreographer, known for pushing the tonal possibilities of Japanese drums and for his groundbreaking movement for slant-style taiko. He was a founding member of On Ensemble, formed Los Angeles Taiko Institute alongside Yuta Kato, and is currently 2017-2018 Artist in Residence for City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. http://k–b.org ￼http://k–b.org/about/bio
Adrienne Clancy: has earned a reputation of working with conservatory students and dance enthusiasts alike. Prior to directing ClancyWorks Dance Company (www.ClancyWorks.org) , Dr. Clancy worked as a Company Member for the following choreographers: Bella Lewitzky, Liz Lerman, Nora Reynolds-Daniel, Bill Evans, and Jennifer Predock-Linnell. Clancy’s work has been presented nationally and internationally in Australia, Colombia, England, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay and Poland. Dr. Clancy, both an artist and a scholar, earned a PhD and a MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University (TWU), a MA in Dance from University of New Mexico. Dr. Clancy presented at the 2016 TEDx Midatlantic Conference on the power of arts integration. Awards for teaching include receiving the NDEO’s 2013 Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year Award and multiple county and state awards.
Marina Magalhaes: is an award-winning choreographer and seasoned dancer from Brazil based in Los Angeles. She has shared her work and unique movement approach throughout the US, Brazil, Cuba, Botswana, South Africa, and France earning her an LA Weekly Theater Award for Best Choreography and critical acclaim from Creative Feel Magazine, “riveting… a physical and emotional feat”. Magalhães is a graduate of UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures/Dance Department and is currently a Lecturer at UC Riverside, a Resident Choreographer with Viver Brasil Dance Co, a Resident Artist at Pieter Space (teaching the weekly Dancing Diaspora class funded by California Arts Council), a founding teacher of the East LA-based People’s Yoga studio, and a border-crosser-bridge-builder.
Stephanie Miracle: is an independent choreographer and teaching artist with one foot in Europe and the other on West Coast. She holds a MFA in Dance 2014 from the University of Maryland and a BA in Dance from Belhaven University 2004. A 2014/15 German Fulbright Fellow in the Performing Arts, Stephanie has focused her research on the embodied practice of tanztheater. She became a certified teacher of Klein Technique™ in 2017. Her teaching practice explores the liveliness of space and the possibilities of a precision and chaos in the body. Stephanie’s choreography has been described as “iconic and nuanced…with an irreverence that makes you smile unconsciously” (Rick Westerkamp, 2014). Her choreographic projects have been presented in Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and various cities across the US. As a performer she has worked with Deborah Hay, Shannon Gillen, David Dorfman, Susan Marshall, PWDT, and was company member with FTS for two years. She is the director of Fakers Club and is the guest choreographer for Folkwang Tanzstudio’s 2018/19 season. She and her husband, visual artist Jimmy Miracle, welcomed their first baby in August 2018.
Anat Shinar: is a Minneapolis-based contemporary performance artist, curator, writer, educator, and member of Fresh Oysters Performance Research collective. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in Dance and a BA in Visual Arts, and completed her Master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Leadership, also at the UMN. Her choreography has been commissioned by and presented at The Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M), Pillsbury House Theater, Red Eye Theater, Southern Theater, The Soap Factory, SooVAC, and the Bryant-Lake Bowl. She is the Director of Development at Young Dance, a dance education non-profit, as well as a teacher for Young Dance and the Cowles Center, working with students of all ages and abilities. Anat is a 2018 Naked Stages Fellow at Pillsbury House Theater.
Makers Space Experience Master Class SCHEDULE
2018/19 Maker Space Experience Master Classes
Cohort 2: Sunday March 3 – Sunday – March 10
Drop-in cost per class is $15. Register HERE
Sunday, March 3
12:00-1:30PM 45 Degrees
(Kristofer Bergstrom/Los Angeles, CA)
Participants experience “beta” (upright), “Hachijo” (horizontal), and “naname” (angled) taiko styles to understand how the angled position in particular exploits asymmetry and encourages diversity of movements. Grace and Force: Swings and Strikes in Taiko Participants learn two of taiko choreography’s key generative concepts and the emotional potential found in the relationship of arm and bachi (drumstick). Beat! Participants learn a phrase of naname choreography interlaced with challenging rhythm to contemporary, “trap” music.
Monday, March 4
12:00-1:30PM Intermediate/Advanced Modern
(Diana MacNeil, Keshet Teaching Faculty, former Bella Lewitzky Dance Company Dancer)
Diana MacNeil is a choreographer and teacher dedicated to the movement arts. Her work over the last four decades has included initiating roles at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts and the Lewitzky Dance Company. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Loyola Marymount University, Occidental College, The Cerritos Center for the Arts and the Yorke Dance Project, among others, have commissioned her choreography and her credits include educational projects from elementary to post-graduate levels at home and abroad. She founded the PostHouse Dance Group in Los Angeles which has performed to critical acclaim. In 2017 Diana relocated to Albuquerque to further her work with Keshet.
Tuesday, March 5
12:00-1:30PM Intermediate/Advanced Technique
(Ana Lopes Arechiga, Keshet Teaching Faculty)
Ana was born in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, and began dancing at an early age. She has a BA in dance and psychology, having graduated with honors Summa Cum Laude in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude in Dance from the University of New Mexico. She apprenticed for the Kamea Dance Company in Israel in 2014 and was a performing apprentice at Keshet Dance Company in 2013. She has also danced for the Santa Fe Opera, Jewell and Company, and Blythe Eden Dance Company. She is currently a dancer for the Keshet Dance Company, J. Garcia Dance Company, lisa nevada dance and Esteban E. Garza.
Wednesday, March 6
12:00-1:30PM Klein Technique
(Stephanie Miracle/Santa Barbara, CA)
Klein Technique™ is a somatic practice founded by Susan Klein. It works to re-educate the body by utilizing the forces of gravity to leverage off the earth to create powerful and efficient movement. . Klein Technique™ Stretch and Placement class focused on letting go of the superficial muscles in order to connect the bones into the floor accessing greater efficiency, power and articulation. Although Klein Technique™ was developed by a dancer for dancers, it is a technique that works for everybody, from the virtuosic dancer to the non-dancer. When the bones are aligned we become connected, we become powerful and we become strong. The body becomes efficient and alive, and injuries often heal.
Thursday, March 7
12:00-1:30PM Dancing Diaspora
(Marina Magalhaes/ Los Angeles, CA)
Dancing Diaspora draws from ancestral and social Afro-Latin dances to inform a rich and dynamic contemporary dance practice. Diaspora is a complex word that signifies both place and displacement, connection and disconnection, past and future. This dance class seeks to translate these ideas into the body — how can we embody principles of Afro-Latin dance practices while exploring our own unique expression? How can we embrace rigor and instinct, tradition and creativity, ancestry and individuality? Dancers are encouraged to cultivate an intimate relationship with the ground, a mobile spine and expressive pelvis, playful improvisation, and deep musicality. All levels welcome. Come ready to sweat and play!
Friday, March 8
3-4:30PM Intermediate/Advanced Technique
(Adrienne Clancy/ Maryland, MD)
Adrienne Clancy has earned a reputation of working with conservatory students and dance enthusiasts alike. Prior to directing ClancyWorks Dance Company (www.ClancyWorks.org) , Dr. Clancy worked as a Company Member for the following choreographers: Bella Lewitzky, Liz Lerman, Nora Reynolds-Daniel, Bill Evans, and Jennifer Predock-Linnell. Clancy’s work has been presented nationally and internationally in Australia, Colombia, England, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay and Poland. Dr. Clancy, both an artist and a scholar, earned a PhD and a MFA in Dance from Texas Woman’s University (TWU), a MA in Dance from University of New Mexico. Dr. Clancy presented at the 2016 TEDx Midatlantic Conference on the power of arts integration. Awards for teaching include receiving the NDEO’s 2013 Outstanding Dance Educator of the Year Award and multiple county and state awards. \
Sunday, March 10
12:00-1:30PM Choreographing Collaboratively thru Improvisation
(Anat Shinar/Minneapolis, MN)
Class will start improvising the performance of a technique (ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, etc.) and then layering instructions on how to deconstruct and distort that technique. While dancing this technique, distorting guiding words might include putting weight (as in imagining a one-ton weight) in your pelvis, elbows, knees, etc., not allowing yourself to ever be upright, and/or interjecting a repetitive movement to the point of exhaustion, only to have to then continue dancing in that technical form
Applying for Makers Space Experience
Applications are CLOSED for 2018/19
For more information contact Ana Lopes Arechiga, ana@KeshetArts.org 505-224-9808.
Sept 15, 2018, 5:00pm MST Deadline for application submissions
October 1, 2018 All applicants will be notified of their application results
October 15, 2018 Deadline for MSE acceptance confirmation and completion of related program participation paperwork and background checks by selected Makers.
Check back for the 2020 Application – available Fall 2019
Ongoing Makers Space
Ongoing Makers Space
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