Two types of dance and theater partnership residencies were supported during the 2011-2012 season:
There is no application for these dance and theater partnership residencies, and artists are selected by a team of Joyce staff members. If you are interested in receiving more information about the program, please contact Joyce SoHo Program Manager Cathy Eilers for more information.Dance and theater partnership residencies at Joyce SoHo are made possible by The Rockefeller Foundation»s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund. Additional generous support has been provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
The following choreographers and theater artists are paired for development phase residencies:
These are large works in the development process. Residency artists are granted the following as part of their award:
NORA CHIPAUMIRE was born in Mutare, Zimbabwe during the Chimurenga Chechipiri, or Second War of Liberation. A self-exiled artist, she moved to the US in 1989 and now lives in New York City. She studied dance formally and informally in Zimbabwe, Cuba, Jamaica and the US A graduate of the University of Zimbabwe's School of Law, she holds an MA in Dance and MFA in Choreography and Performance from Mills College (CA). Chipaumire is a recipient of two New York Dance and Performance (aka Bessie) Awards: in 2005 for her choreographic work, Chimurenga, and in 2007 for her performances with Urban Bush Women, where she was a featured performer for six years (2003-2008) and served as Associate Artistic Director in 2007-2008. Chipaumire was honored with the 2007 Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award from Wesleyan University Center for the Arts, and a Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography 2007-08 Choreographic Fellowship. Her works include I Ka Nye (You Look Good) (2010), created and performed with choreographer Souleymane Badolo and musician Obo Addy; lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break, gurkurahundi! (2009), created and performed with the legendary Zimbabwean musician, Thomas Mapfumo; an evening of solos, entitled Poems (2007); Chimurenga (2005), her first work to tour nationally; and Dark Angels, commissioned by Dance Alloy. She is also working on two collaborative choreography projects -- Kimya, with the Kenyan ensemble JOKAJOK; and visible with Urban Bush Women premiering in October 2011 at Harlem Stage. On film, Chipaumire is featured in the documentary Movement (R)evolution Africa (a story of an art form in four acts), produced and directed by Joan Frosch and co-directed and edited by Alla Kovgan. She choreographed and appears in the award-winning film, Nora, directed by Alla Kovgan and David Hinton; and Dark Swan, directed by Laurie Coyle. Chipaumire's work has been widely presented in NYC and nationally. Presenting venues include: 651 ARTS, Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and BRICstudio (NY); Arizona State University (AZ); August Wilson Center for African American Culture (PA); CD Forum (WA); Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD); Cleveland State University (OH); Global DanceFest at North Fourth Art Center (NM); Idaho State University (ID); The Myrna Loy Center (MT); New Orleans Dance Festival (LA); ODC Theater and SUSHI Performance and Visual Art (CA); and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Summer Stages Dance, Williams College and The Yard (MA). Her works have also gone to Canada, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Kenya and The Netherlands. Chipaumire has taught students of all ages in community colleges, public schools, and recreational studios in the US and internationally.
ERIC TING is Associate Artistic Director at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Recent directing credits include world premieres of Aditi Kapil's Agnes Under the Big Top and Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea (which he also co-adapted), both at Long Wharf; Anna Deavere Smith's Let Me Down Easy (American Repertory Theatre); and Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment... (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Upcoming: Macbeth 1969 (Long Wharf) and the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation... (Victory Gardens). Recent developmental workshops include Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate (Vineyard Arts Project) and Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's A Soldier's Tale (Marin Theatre), as well as workshops and readings at ACT, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the LARK, and the Public Theater among others. Ting's work has been presented internationally, including France, Canada, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Bali. He has taught acting, directing, mask, and puppetry in various workshops across the country; and is a founding member of the artists' collective INTELLIGENT BEASTS. Awards and grants include a TCG New Generations Future Leaders fellowship and a Jerome & Roslyn Milstein Meyer Career Development Prize.
Heralded as a "formidable figure" whose dancing "hits you with a vengeance", Nora Chipaumire's work is defined by her dialogue with Africa - asking difficult questions, exploring new ways of seeing, hearing and representing - and her fierce desire to move people to action. Now, with MIRIAM, her first character-driven dance/theater performance, Chipaumire turns her focus inward to explore the tensions between public expectations and private desires. Chipaumire draws inspiration from the life and persona of Miriam Makeba, the iconic South African singer and civil rights activist revered as ‘Mama Afrika,' as well as from her own experiences and dreams as a self-exiled Zimbabwean who became a professional dance artist while living outside her native country.
MIRIAM is an investigation of icon and fame, the burdens of objectification and representing a culture -- or an entire continent -- and the weight of resistance. The work conjures the fantasies and often harsh realities of exile, freedom and success - of trying to stay connected to one's own culture while living far from family. Chipaumire's quest is to create a fictional work that both fathoms the complex life journey of Makeba and confronts her own struggles to assert and sustain her artistic voice, to proclaim her freedom and to envision something new. The script draws from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, interviews with Miriam Makeba, Christian prayers and original text by Chipaumire. Reflecting the non-linear nature of the narrative, the music and stage environment for MIRIAM will be suggestive, rather than literal. Jazz and Afro-Cuban composer and pianist, Omar Sosa, will create the soundscore; Long Wharf Theater associate artistic director Eric Ting will direct; Olivier Clausse will create the lighting and visual design; Naoko Nagata will design costumes; and Okwui Okpokwasili will perform the evening-length work with Chipaumire. MIRIAM will premiere in fall 2012. Co-commissioning organizations include Brooklyn Academy of Music, EMPAC and Flynn Center for Performing Arts.
The following choreographers and theater artists are paired for planning phase residencies:
Residency artists are granted the following as part of their award:
2010 Bessie Award winner and Princess Grace recipient, KYLE ABRAHAM, has been dubbed by OUT magazine as one of the "best and brightest creative talents to emerge in New York City in the age of Obama." Most recently his choreography has been presented at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Bates Dance Festival, Harlem Stage, Fall for Dance Festival at New York's City Center, Montreal, Germany, Dublin's Project Arts Center, The Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum located in Okinawa Japan and The Andy Warhol Museum in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Other achievements include a 2011 National Dance Project and MAP Fund recipient and an individual artist fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, BUILD grant, a Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowship and 2009 was honored as one of Dance Magazine's 25 To Watch.
A native of Toronto, Canada, CHARLOTTE BRATHWAITE, joined La MaMa E.T.C's Great Jones Repertory as an actor at the age of 16 and performed in New York and internationally in over 12 countries with the company. As a director, she has presented work in North America, Europe and Asia. Recent projects include directing Ivana Sajko's Woman Bomb in residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in the spring 2012. Charlotte is recipient of a Princess Grace Award and the Julian Milton Kaufman Prize for Directing. Charlotte holds a BA from the Amsterdam School for the Arts in the Netherlands and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama in Directing.
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CAMILLE A. BROWN is interested in that space between dance and theater, where interdisciplinary work defies category and takes flight. The 2012 recipient of The Mariam McGlone Emerging Choreographer Award given by Wesleyan University and a Princess Grace Award Winning Choreographer, Camille "is a storyteller, with many tales to tell" (Boston Globe). She received a 2011 Bessie nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in her work, The Evolution Of A Secured Feminine, and is 1 of 4 choreographers selected as a Choreographic Fellow for Ailey's New Directions Choreography Lab under the direction of Robert Battle.
SERET SCOTT’s directing credits include premieres of Mujeres Y Hombres (VIVO Flamenco) New Victory Theatre; Starving (Woolly Mammoth); Leaving the Summer Land (Tribute Productions); and The Joy Luck Club (Long Wharf Theatre), among many. She is an Associate Artist at Old Globe Theatre, San Diego. Off-Broadway and regional: Second Stage Theatre, A.C.T, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Yale Rep, Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Co, Court Theatre, PanAsian Rep, among many. Dramaturg : Sundance Theatre Lab, O'Neill Theatre Center, Pacific Playwright's Festival, New Harmony Project, Princess Grace, New Dramatists. Ms Scott has received 3Graces Inspiration Award-NYC, Ovation Directing Award-Denver, Lloyd Richards Award-National Black Theatre Conference, and a Drama Desk Award (Acting). She authored Second Line, which premiered at Passage Theatre, NJ, and was later performed at Atlas Theatre, DC.
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Spanish-American choreographer, Andrea Miller, received her BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School. Upon graduation, she moved to Israel to join Ohad Naharin's Ensemble Batsheva. In 2007, Miller returned to NYC to establish Gallim Dance: a contemporary dance company dedicated to creating and performing her innovative works, nurturing the careers of young artists, and stimulating the imagination of a diverse international audience. Miller weaves together the elegant and the raw—offering striking questions in their search for meaning. Miller's award winning work has been performed throughout the world. Her recent commission for Ballet Bern was presented at Royal Opera House in London, and her collaboration with Phantom Limb was presented at BAM in Fall 2011. Miller's educational initiatives include co-creating Movement Invention Program, dedicated to improvisation, and resident choreographer at Dancewave, a young adult dance program based in Brooklyn.
CHRISTIAN PARKER is the Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic Theater Company, where he has worked since the fall of 2001. In the spring of 2011, he produced 10x25, an all commissioned festival of work by Atlantic-produced playwrights to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the company for that series he directed new plays by Tina Howe, Kevin Heelan, and Kate Moira Ryan. At Atlantic, he has also recently directed the world premiere of Leslie Ayvazian’s Make Me, the New York premiere of Tina Howe's play Birth and After Birth, Ken Weitzman's Arrangements and Jeff Whitty's The Hiding Place. Prior to his tenure at the Atlantic, he spent several seasons as the Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club. Christian has produced, directed or dramaturged over fifty premieres of new American and British plays on, off and off-off Broadway. He is fluent in Russian and was part of the national artistic advisory board for the CITD New Russian Plays initiative. He is currently developing a new musical work about the Romanovs with Kate Moira Ryan and Adam Guettel. He has worked as well with Sundance Theatre Labs, The Lark Play Development Center, Bread Loaf, and at Perry-Mansfield developing new plays. His is currently the head of the MFA program in Dramaturgy at Columbia University. He holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from Columbia.
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zoe|juniper was co-founded by choreographer ZOE SCOFIELD and visual artist Juniper Shuey for the creation of dance, video installations and photography works. Their collaboration began in 2004 with I am nothing without you for On the Boards' NW New Works Festival, and eventually led to the formation of their company in 2006. Since then their work has been presented/commissioned by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, On the Boards, Bumbershoot, SCUBA 2007, Bates Dance Festival, PICA's TBA Festival, DiverseWorks ArtSpace, Spoleto Festival, Wesleyan University, Spectrum Dance Theater, American Realness Festival, Dance Theater Workshop/NYLA, World Music/CRASHArts, Frye Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Body Festival, Southern Lights Dance and The Myrna Loy Center. Zoe, Juniper and composer/musician Morgan Henderson were the co-creators of the Secret of Gold Festival in 2006, an annual multi-disciplinary arts festival in Arlington, WA. The company has received funding from the Artist Trust, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Dance Theater Workshop, MacDowell Colony, MAD AIR, and the Mellon Foundation.
SUSAN MAR LANDAU is a New York based dramaturg and interdisciplinary artist, whose work has been shown in exhibitions and arts festivals in both the USA and Europe. She began her practice as a dramaturg in 2009, working specifically in the fields of contemporary dance and derived performance. Since then she has collaborated on works with chorographers Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, and Levi Gonzalez. Most recently, she was dramaturg for Levi Gonzalez's piece Counterfeit Scenario (The Kitchen, 2012), and Vanessa Anspaugh's Armed Guard Garden (New York Live Arts, 2012). Currently, she is working with Emily Johnson on niicugni (listen), which will be presented at P.S. 122 in 2013. Landau received a BA from Hampshire College in Art and Cultural theory, a MA in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London and a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, CUNY. From 1997 to 1999, she attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris as a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship. She has taught cultural theory, performance, and interdisciplinary arts practices at Hampshire Collage and in the Fine Arts Department of The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY.
Photo by Juniper Shuey