The new Sadie-Rose Residency Program provides one week of rehearsal space (up to 6 hours a day based on studio availability) for selected choreographers. In addition, each artist-in-residence will engage with our local community by teaching one movement class that is open to the public. There also may be the opportunity for an informal, curated showing of work created during the residency week geared toward revealing for audiences something about the artist process and motivation for work created. It is not a formal showing. (CPR: Choreographic Process Revealed) Artists in Residence may perform at the Choreographer’s Showcase which takes please twice each year in February and in July or August. SpectorDance will also provide housing with a local family if available, but we will not provide food or travel stipends. Because housing is a challenge for us, we can accommodate solo and duet artists only. Those interested in attending with more artists will need to provide your own housing.
"The Sadie Rose Residency Program is named after my grandmothers, Sadie Spector and Rose Goldberg. These women were immigrants from Russia who came to America for a better life. Two generations later, I am blessed to own a state-of-the art studio and performance space, and to have the privilege of being an artist and teacher. My grandmothers did not speak English and had limited opportunities. Their sacrifices are the foundation for my life's work. The Sadie-Rose Residency program is a way to honor my grandmothers and all immigrants. It is space dedicated to creating and telling personal stories of struggle, transformation, beauty, and truth." Fran Spector Atkins
Interested Choreographers: Please contact Fran Spector Atkins for information and application process. At this time, we can accommodate solo and duet artists only.
Gabriel Mata: June 25 - July 1 2018 Take a class with our Artist in Resident! Click here for more info. Photo by Keay Edwards Bio: Gabriel Mata is an independent artist activist, choreographer, educator, and performer. He graduated from San José State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Gabriel Mata/Movements is his solo based performance project. The Star Tribune has called him “Sly, subtle and totally virtuosic, theatrical dancer-choreographer Gabriel Mata holds the stage with expressive movement and witty words.” His most recent work Out of the Shadows was awarded the Twin Cities Arts Reader Best of Fringe Award 2017. His dances have been performed in Minnesota, California, New York, and DC. He has performed for companies such as sjDANCEco, Post:Ballet, Spector Dance, Zenon Dance Company, and Mark Foehringer Dance Projects SF. Mr. Mata has also performed for artists such as Diane Frank, Joel Smith, Margaret Wingrove, Keith Johnson, and Wynn Fricke. He has been awarded the Mina Garman Award for Excellence in Choreography and the Carol Ann Haws Award for Excellence in Performance. Artist's Statement: As an artist activist, choreographer, and performer, I focus on revealing and removing the facade that choreography instills on dance. As an artist activist, I use talking dances to expose the artist/person in the moment along with silenced realities and awareness to current unrest. As a choreographer, I am focused on creating engaging work that can be relatable and understood. In performance, my work is a form of protest to the treatment of artists and people. With a modern vision and my own experiences, I aim to create humanistic dances that take risk to the audience and break down the facade that choreography imposes.I create and perform because I have something to say. My works are formulated with narrative as their foundation. Through movement and voice, I articulate messages and share insight. While the work is based on diverse themes and topics, there is an underlying unifying message. My creative process is designed to get me out of my comfort zone. I begin every process by setting choreographic, physical, and artistic challenges. I continue by generating questions and researching topics within the dance. I am able to plan the movement quality and the structure of the dance even before rehearsing in the studio. Within the choreography, I aim to get the audience away from their preconceived notion of the dance viewing experience. I ask myself how I can challenge the viewer’s expectations by sending them home with a different impacting message. Having been trained in classical modern dance and talking dances, I incorporate different dance styles and mediums in my work. I create dance pieces that lend themselves to be meta-theatrical and multidisciplinary.
Past Sadie-Rose Resident Artist
Elisabeth Kinder-Abali, our first Artist-In- Residence June 19- 23, 2017 The work she created and performed during her residency has been nominated for a prestigious award in Germany. See her solo here.
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