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Keshet Makers Space Experience

The Keshet Makers Space Experience (MSE) is a cohort-based residency program in which choreographers / dancemakers have access to rehearsal space, peer movement classes, arts business workshops, and the New Mexico skies, as they explore their art form and their projects at whatever stage they might be – newly germinating ideas, final development of full productions, and/or anything in between.

Each MSE Cohort provides a unique opportunity for artists from across the country and world to gather at Keshet for a 10-day residency as they explore, move, share, and create. It is also a unique opportunity for the Albuquerque community to enjoy getting to know these amazing artists.

PLEASE NOTE: All Makers Space Experience Participating Artists must be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to acceptance in the 2023 Cohort.

Upcoming Makers Space Experience Cohort Dates: February 17-27, 2023

Applications for the 2023 Makers Space Experience are now CLOSED

  • All Applicants will be notified of their application status by October 1, 2022
  • Selected Applicants will be required to confirm participation by October 15, 2022

Click HERE for 2023 MSE Information & FAQs

 

A HUGE Thank You to our 2022 MSE Cohort!

Candace Tabbs

Candace Tabbs

(She/Her)

Dance artist, Choreographer and Fitness Professional, Candace Tabbs has had the pleasure of working with artists such as Ralph Lemon, Jamie Jackson, Donna Uchizono, Oren Barnoy, and Ephrat Asherie and teaching and performing with Joya Powell/Movement of the People Dance Company and Dances for a Variable Population. She has performed at venues such as BAM Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York Live Arts, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, and the Highline Ballroom as well as internationally in Toronto, Canada and Amsterdam, Netherlands. Candace is an experienced facilitator in movement-based practices as well as choreography, improvisation and movement as social justice for movers and thinkers of all ages and abilities. In her work, Candace explores the conversation between Modern, Hip Hop and dances of the African Diaspora and the presence of mind, body and spirit in dynamic expression. Her work has been shown at Food For Thought at Danspace Project, ModArts Dance Collective presents Collective Thread, Movement Research Open Performance, Sans Limited Movement Festival, and Hatch Presenting Series. A certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, Candace also brings mental and physical wellbeing to the forefront of people’s lives. Candace earned her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior and minored in Dance at Barnard College and is currently a dance instructor with Liberated Movement, offering donation-based open level dance classes.

Mariadela Belle Alvarez

Mariadela Belle Alvarez

(She/They)

Mariadela Belle Alvarez is a Latinx dancer and capoeirista who believes dance is futuristic technology for organizing, healing and liberation. In 2017, she was awarded a BrideNext Artist in Residence at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia where she developed a performance based on Gloria Anzaldua’s Borderlands. Her commitment to dance and social justice has earned her scholarships to train with Ananya Dance Theatre, CONTRA-TIEMPO, Dance Exchange, and Urban Bush Women’s Summer Leadership Institute. Born in Honduras, raised in the Philippines, and having come of age in Philadelphia, she received her early training at the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts and earned her BFA in Dance from Temple University. Presently, Alvarez is based in Minneapolis, MN.

Reika McNish

Reika McNish

(She/Her)

Reika McNish is a dance maker born in San Diego, CA whose work examines identity through movement, technology, and scientific principles. Completing a BFA in Dance in 2017, a MS in Kinesiology in 2019, and currently pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, she engages with the body and its endless interactions in the physical and digital realms. Reika’s personal and collaborative artistic works have been shown at national and international exhibits, including Studio Dance at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts in 2016, Feminist Film Festival at the Art Theatre in 2016, and DANCE NOW NYC festival at Joe’s Pub in 2019. Collaborative scientific publications and presentations have been shown in Chicago, IL; San Diego, CA; New York, NY; Cincinnati, OH; and Champaign, IL at various conferences. Reika has collaborated as a costume engineer, an award-winning filmmaker in projects like experimental film Residue (2016), and has organized performances such as the exhibit Duality (2016). Past solo works include pieces like and then we were found. (2017) and Parergon (2016). Reika currently resides in Saint Louis, MO and continues to be driven by interdisciplinary work in both her scientific and artistic endeavors.

Laura Malpass

Laura Malpass

(She/Her)

Laura Malpass (BA, Hope College; MFA, CU Boulder) is a ballet and contemporary dance teaching artist, dancer, and choreographer, interested in the ways dance can transcend all boundaries we perceive or feebly construct, empowering individuals and transforming communities for the better. She creates dance work rooted in story and identity to unpack how our physical bodies hold the memory of our emotional, relational, and experiential lives. She has danced professionally with contemporary company Moving Arts in the SF Bay Area, touring throughout the Southwest, as well as with Coco et Compagnie and other freelance projects in California and Colorado. Laura’s work has been presented around the San Francisco Bay Area and across the Front Range in Colorado, including large theatres like the California Theatre, El Campanil Theatre, and Campbell Heritage Theatre, as well as more intimate performance spaces like elevators, sidewalks, CU’s Charlotte York Irey Theatre, Studio 8 Berkeley, and Denver’s Counterpath. Recently, her dance film short dis-ease(d) was selected to be featured in Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. Teaching is Laura’s passion – ballet, contemporary, improv, composition, and creative movement to all ages and abilities. She is interested in how somatic pedagogy can be used as feminist pedagogical tool to restructure classroom power dynamics. She has taught dance courses and as a guest artist in universities, public schools, retirement communities, dance studios, and community centers around the US.

Melanie Greene

Melanie Greene

(She/Her)

Melanie Greene, 2017 Bessie Award Recipient for Outstanding Performance with Skeleton Architecture, is a dance artist, writer, organizer, and podcast host. She is no stranger to swirling on the edge of impossible, swimming in the sea of the minority. She has presented around the U.S and abroad, and has received generous support from MANCC, Marble House Project, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Movement Research, Mount Tremper, New York Live Arts, Gibney Dance, Actors Fund, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dancing While Black Fellowship, Bogliasco Fellowship, and Brooklyn Arts Council. Greene has contributed written works to Dance Magazine and the Dance Enthusiast, and is currently a coorganizer of the Dance Union. As a southern belle Brooklynite rooting in the Big Easy, Greene holds a special place for buttery biscuits, country ham, and collard greens.

Stay tuned: www.methodsofperception.com

Suzie Rzecznik

Suzie Rzecznik

(She/Her)

Suzie Rzecznik, is a dance/movement artist based between Boston and NYC. Suzie has performed with Phish at Madison Square Garden, at Panorama Music Festival and SDC’s Mr. Abbott Awards, in Davines Hair Products commercial and GAP Denim commercial. She has worked with companies and choreographers Amirov Dance Theater, Bare Dance Company/Mike Esperanza, the Kuperman Brothers, Marlena Wolf, Suzzanne Ponamoranko, Jenn Rose, and Lirr Katz. Suzie has been rehearsal director and choreographic assistant to Anthony Morigerato, Jackie Nowicki, Tyler Gilstrap, and Elena Vazintaris. Pre-pandemic, Suzie was working on projects with Kelly Ashton Todd and Boy Friday Company/Erik Abbott-Main. As a maker, Suzie is interested in capturing depths of emotions and the architecture of the body in movement through film, photography, and music. She was a contributing artist in BOMB Magazine Issue 143 for her collaboration with artist Jordan Seiler, also exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. She is the cover artist on DIY Dancer Magazine Issue 02 in collaboration with photographer Jim Lafferty. She has collaborated with Olivier Besson on improvisational performances since 2016. Suzie’s live work with musicians Erica Swindell and Nate Tucker has been presented at Triskelion Arts, HiArtist, The Craft Performance and Brews, Spontaneous Combustion, Maine International Film Festival, Mobius Gallery, and Create Art x The Ace Hotel New York.

Previous Makers

Previous Makers

2020 Keshet Makers Space Experience Cohorts/Artists

Cohort 1 

  • Marika Brussel, San Francisco, CA  //  www.marikabrussel.com
  • Erik Ehn, Albuquerque, NM  //  wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Ehn 
  • Samuel Horning, Brooklyn, NY & Chicago, IL   //  www.instagram.com/sammmmach/
  • Ani Javian, Metuchen, NJ  //  www.anijavian.com
  • DZ Maciel, Brooklyn, NY  //  www.dzmaciel.com
  • Dazaun Soleyn, San Francisco, CA  //  www.dazaunsoleyn.com

2019 Keshet Makers Space Experience Cohorts/Artists

Cohort 1 

  • Mary Fitzgerald, Phoenix, AZ  //  www.maryfitzgeralddance.com
  • Kate Ladenheim, New York, NY  //  www.thepeoplemovers.co
  • Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, New York, NY  //  www.instagram.com/cecilialynnjacobs/
  • Amber Moon Peterson, Helena, MT  //  www.instagram.com/_._ambermoon_._/
  • Molly Ross, Brooklyn, NY  //  www.instagram.com/mollyeross/
  • Nola Sporn Smith, Brooklyn, NY  //  www.instagram.com/spornographer/
  • Eileen Standley, Tempe, AZ  //  www.eileenstandley.com
  • Kelly Ashton Todd, New York, NY  //  www.kellyashtontodd.com

Cohort 2

  • Kristofer Bergstrom, Los Angeles, CA  //  www.k–b.org
  • Adrienne Clancy, Silver Spring/Maryland  //  www.clancyworks.org
  • Stephanie Miracle, Santa Barbara, CA  //  www.stephaniemiracledances.com
  • Erinn Liebhard, St Paul, MN  //  www.erinnliebhard.com
  • Anat Shinar, Minneapolis, MN  //  www.instagram.com/anatperforms/

Cohort 3

  • Annalisa Dias, Washington, DC  //  www.annalisadias.weebly.com/
  • Kayla Farrish, Brooklyn, NY  //  https://www.kaylafarrish.com/
  • Amanda Krische, New York, NY  //  www.instagram.com/amanda.krische/
  • Marina Magalhaes,  Los Angeles, CA  //  www.marinamagalhaes.com
  • Yvonne Montoya, Tucson, Arizona  //  www.yvonnemontoya.co
  • Linda Ryan, St Muncie, IN  //  www.liryanmovement.com
  • Paty Lorena Solorzano, Brooklyn, NY  //  www.girasoladances.com 

Makers Space Independent Residencies (2019):

2018 Keshet Makers Space Experience Cohorts/Artists

Cohort 1

  • Julianna Bulgarelli, Los Angeles, CA  //  www.linkedin.com/in/julianna-bulgarelli-35bb79148/
  • Bradforn Chin, San Francisco, CA  //  https://bradfordchindance.wixsite.com/home/bradford-chin
  • Kaitlin Flynn Goodwin, Pittsburgh, PA  //  www.courdance.com
  • Kayla Harley, Washington, DC  //  www.kaylaharley.com
  • Sarah Hogland Gurule, Albuquerque, NM

Cohort 2

  • Marissa Brown, Brooklyn, NY  //  www.lonekingprojects.com
  • Taylor Mitchell, Chicago, IL  //  www.instagram.com/mitchellmovement/
  • Amal Rogers, Minneapolis, MN  //  www.instagram.com/amalamalamal_/
  • Anat Shinar, Minneapolis, MN  //  www.instagram.com/anatperforms/
  • Tanya Winters, Austin, TX  //  https://www.facebook.com/tanya.winters

Makers Space Independent Residencies (2018)

2017 Further Seeds….Keshet’s Fellowship for Contemporary Dance 

  • Silva Laukkanen, Austin, TX  //  https://www.linkedin.com/in/silva-laukkanen-926595157/
  • Tanya Winters, Austin, TX  //  https://www.facebook.com/tanya.winters

2016 The Originals!  The Seeds!  The Program Shapers! We called it the Rio Grande Movement Collective this year!

 

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