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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.

For questions, more information: Download 2018-2019 MSE Information and FAQS or contact Ana Lopes Arechiga, Ana@KeshetArts.org / 505-224-9808.

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, MD

Marina Magalhaes / Los Angeles, CA

Stephanie Miracle / Santa Barbara, CA

Anat Shinar / Minneapolis, MN

 

Cohort 3: April 3 – 13, 2019

Annalisa Dias / Washington DC

Kayla Farrish / Brooklyn, NY

Amanda Krische / New York, NY

Yvonne Montoya / Tucson, AZ

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 3: April 3 – 13, 2019

Amanda Krische is a choreographer and movement artist based in New York City. Amanda has performed in such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Place des Arts, the YoungArts Foundation Backyard Ball, New York Live Arts, Danspace and the Joyce Theater. She is a graduate of LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and the Performing Arts and graduated summa cum laude from Purchase College, SUNY with a BFA in Dance. Supplementary training includes Springboard Danse Montreal, a semester abroad at Amsterdam Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten, and many workshops in Tel Aviv, Israel. Amanda has most recently danced for Loni Landon Dance Project, Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance, and Nicole von Arx & Guests. She can be seen in the video for the Khirma x Swarovski capsule collection, as well as Xenia Ghali’s music video for “Places”.

While at Purchase College, SUNY she began her research of dance making under the mentorship of Doug Varone. Her choreography has been shown in such venues as LaGuardia High School, the Dance Theater Lab at Purchase College, SUNY, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Gallim Dance, the Actors Arts Fund, and Ailey Citigroup Theater. She has been commissioned to create new works for Bombshell Dance Project and the National YoungArts Foundation. She received a 2018 Travel and Study Grant from the Jerome Foundation to complete her research on memory, mental time travel, and the subjective experience of thinking with Nicola Clayton at the University of Cambridge, UK. Amanda is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Bert Terborgh Award, a 2012 YoungArts Winner, a 2018 Art Omi Fellow and a United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts.

Annalisa Dias is a citizen artist, community organizer, and award-winning theatre maker working at the intersection of racial justice and care for the earth. She is a Producing Playwright with The Welders, a DC playwright’s collective; and is Co-Founder of the DC Coalition for Theatre & Social Justice. Annalisa frequently teaches theatre of the oppressed and decolonization workshops nationally and internationally and speaks about race, identity, and performance. She is a TCG Rising Leader of Color and also works toward diversity and inclusion full time at the American Political Science Association. Recent original work includes 4380 NIGHTS, a world premiere new play about detainees at Guantanamo and the historical legacy of global colonialism, which opened in January 2018 at DC’s Signature Theatre as part of the 2nd Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. Upcoming work includes THE EARTH, THAT IS SUFFICIENT, a world premiere performance project about environmental history and hope for the future, to be produced by The Welders in Washington DC. Annalisa’s work has been supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Puffin Foundation, TCG’s Global Connections program, and the Mead Theatre Lab.

Kayla Farrish /Decent Structure Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, photography, and dance. Farrish is a NY based emerging artist-of-color, dancer/director with a vision for intimate storytelling. Granted the Gertrude Shurr Award for excellence in modern dance and passionate dancing, she graduated summa cum laude from University of Arizona in 2013. Since then, she has received two choreographic commissions: Of Bones Dance/Hollye Bynum (2014) creating In Media Res, and from Houses on the Moon Theater Company (2016) collaborating with poet Lee Schwartz to discuss transgender experiences and issues. In 2015, she co-choreographed dynamic duet Gods and Accepting Darkness with Nik Owens for Spark Dance Forum. She studied photography and film through internships with artists Yara Travesio, Benjamin Heller, David Needleman, and classes with Brooklyn Central and Gibney DTI. Developing “Beloved Loveless” photograph and improvisation series in Winter 2017, she went on to create solo and film With Delicacy and Permanence for B.A.A.D! Boogie Down Series May 2017. That summer, as a selected Chez Bushwick Resident Artist, Farrish made 5 short dance films and a cinematic photograph series. These films screened at various film and art festivals. Her works have been presented at Judson Church, Arts On Site Performance Party, Movement Research Spring Series, Create:Art Spring Series at Gallim. Danspace for the Food for Thought Series curated by Indah Walsh, and also at the Pepatian Meet and Greet the Artists as a recipient of the Dance Your Future: Artist and Mentor Collaborative Residency at BAAD! As a freelance performer, she has collaborated in various projects and companies including Punchdrunk Sleep No More NYC, Kyle Abraham/Abraham. In. Motion, Kate Weare Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Rashuan Mitchell/Silas Reiner, Aszure Barton and Artists, Madboots Dance, Nicole Von Arx, Danielle Russo Performance Project, Chris Masters Dance Company, Elena Vazintaris/Dance Projects and others. Both independently and through companies, she has worked as a rehearsal assistant and company teaching artist, instructing at various programs including University of NC School of the Arts, University of the Arts, The Juilliard School, NYU Tisch Dance Program, and beyond. In addition, she has continued working on portrait photography, creating self-portraiture and dance performance and rehearsal photography for Jasmine Hearn, Natalie Deryn Johnson, Danielle Russo, and Spencer James Wieldie.

Linda Ryan is a choreographer, dancer, performance artist, and dance/tech explorer. Her work tests the boundaries of dance performance with unconventional costumes, tools, and technologies. Originally from upstate New York, she’s worked for the past few years in Washington, DC and is currently an artist-in-residence at Plyspace in Muncie, Indiana. She holds a BA in Dance from the George Washington University’s Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, where she received the Luther Rice Research Fellowship as well as the Enosinian Scholars Grant. She is an award-winning dance researcher, conducting movement research and experiential choreography both internationally and at home in the US. Her previous performances include work by The Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Vladimir Conde Reche, Annika B. Lewis, I-Fen Tung, and Anton Ovchinnikov. She has created movement with velcro suits, wearable audio speakers, and her current work incorporates GoPro action cameras into choreography.

Paty Lorena Solórzano (BFA, Texas Christian University; MFA, University of Michigan) is a dance artist originally from México. Her work is guided by improvisation, environmental psychology, walking, identity, memory and connection to place. Most recently, she was resident artist at Guapamácataro Center for Art & Ecology, MX and associate artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artists Jennifer Monson and Zeena Parkins. Other past residencies include E|MERGE, Earthdance; Performática, MX; Laboratorio Condensación, MX; ResExtensa, Italy; and the Florida Dance Festival. She has performed her work in México, Israel, Detroit and New York including at Performática (México); Vertigo Eco-Art Village (Israel); the Lightbox, Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts, SpreadArt gallery (Detroit); Triskelion Arts, and Movement Research at the Judson Church (NYC). She is co-organizer of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, Queens NY and a proud 2018 NALAC Leadership Institute Fellow.

Yvonne Montoya is a mother, dancemaker, consultant, and founding director of Safos Dance Theatre based in Tucson, AZ. Originally from Alburquerque, NM, Yvonne is a process-based dance maker who creates low tech site specific and site adaptive pieces for non-traditional dance spaces. Her work is grounded in and inspired by the landscapes, languages, cultures, and the aesthetics of the U.S. Southwest. Yvonne is the lead choreographer for Safos and under her direction, the company won the Tucson Pima Arts Council’s Lumie Award for Emerging Organization in 2015. She is currently working on two solo projects, “Motherhood and the Performing Arts” a multidisciplinary project that explores the challenges and joys of juggling of motherhood with a career in the performing arts, and “Stories from Home” a series of movement vignettes based on her family’s oral histories. In 2017, the trailer for Yvonne’s MPA Project dance film “Reflections” won Best Art Film at the Tucson 3 Minute Fringe Film Festival. Her choreography has been staged throughout the Southwest and her dance films have been screened in Tucson, North Carolina, and at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.  2017-2018 Yvonne was a Post-Graduate Fellow in Dance at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in the Projecting All Voices Initiative where she organized the inaugural Dance in the Desert: A Gathering of Latinx Dancemakers. Currently, Yvonne is a guest choreographer at Grand Canyon University. She is also working with colleagues to plan Dance in the Desert 2019. www.yvonnemontoya.co

Makers Space Experience Master Class SCHEDULE

2018/19 Maker Space Experience Master Classes

Cohort 3: Thursday April 4 – Friday – April 12

Daily Master Classes by Keshet Makers Space Experience Cohort 3.

Drop-in cost per class is $15. Register HERE

Thurs, Apr 4th

12:00-1:30PM Master Class (Annalisa Dias/ Washington DC)

This class offers participants an introduction to theatre of the oppressed techniques and context for what theatre of the oppressed is. In short, theatre of the oppressed is a set of theatrical tools for brainstorming solutions to community-identified injustices. Participants use their bodies to make concrete images of abstract ideas like “justice” and “power” to help build dialogue around how the community might move together.

Fri, Apr 5th

3-4:30PM Intermediate/Advance Modern (Diana MacNeil/Keshet Staff)

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.

Sun, Apr 7th

12:00-1:30PM Examining Memory through the Body (Amanda Krische/New York, NY)

The class, part movement therapy and part rigorous dance practice, is designed to heighten awareness of ourselves, of our community, and of that which surrounds us., The class often takes a stance on what it means to live in community, generously, and in constant negotiation.

Mon, Apr 8th

12:00-1:30PM Intermediate/Advance Modern (Yvonne Montoya/Tucson, AZ)

Yvonne Montoya is a mother, dancemaker, consultant, and founding director of Safos Dance Theatre based in Tucson, AZ. Originally from Alburquerque, NM, Yvonne is a process-based dance maker who creates low tech site specific and site adaptive pieces for non-traditional dance spaces. Her work is grounded in and inspired by the landscapes, languages, cultures, and the aesthetics of the U.S. Southwest.

Tues, Apr 9th

12:00-1:30PM Technology and the Body (Linda Ryan/Muncie, IN)

In “Technology and the Body”, participants will engage in a postmodern movement practice informed by the relationship between external tech objects – from phones to cameras to headphones – and the bodies that use them. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with a series of tech objects I utilize in my own work and discuss how these objects alter the way we approach choreography

Wed, Apr 10th

12:00-1:30PM Eco-Improvisations & Choreo-Cartographies (Paty Solórzano/Brooklyn, NY)

How can we reconnect our minds to our bodies through movement and improvisation? How can movement help us rethink and discover our connections to the Earth? Through practice we all can learn to better understand the ecology of our bodies, and our relationship to the environments that surround us (natural and man-made). In this laboratory we will develop a series of solo, partner and group improvisational exercises and scores designed to awaken the movers observation, sensory and critical thinking skills. Our movement practice will be deeply guided by the observation of (body) landscapes, patterns in the natural world, environmental psychology, walking and mapping memory

Thurs, Apr 11th

12:00-1:30PM  Intermediate/Advance Modern (Diana MacNeil/Keshet Staff)

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.

Fri, Apr 12th

3-4:30PM   Dancing as yourself: In Film, Portraiture, Dance, and Theater (Kayla Farrish/Brooklyn, NY)

This workshop seeks to research how to bring our humanness forward, and be as clear or as full of feeling as portraiture could contain. Discussing gesture, improvisation, character, physicality of experience and feeling, relationship, and the simplicity of just being, we can use these tools in live performance, research, film, communicating, and beyond

Applying for Makers Space Experience

Applications are CLOSED for 2018/19 

DOWNLOAD:

2018-2019 MSE Application Form

2018-2019 MSE Information and FAQS

For more information contact Ana Lopes Arechiga, ana@KeshetArts.org 505-224-9808.

Other Dates:

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

Dancer and choreographers may rent studio space to work on projects anytime – as space allows. LEARN MORE about Rent the Space

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