During the residency the associate artists are introduced to Embodiology®, a neo-African model of performance-as-improvisation, and through daily workshops, which involves active physical participation and generous reflective discussions, a wealth of self-knowledge is revealed. Generative spontaneous performances are realized through this method along with a new set of creative tools for developing solo and group choreography. The technologies of dance improvisation, as practiced across the African Diaspora, have largely been hidden, but once revealed they create an engine of unstoppable creativity. With this approach to improvisation interaction with music is critical therefore musicians are also welcome to apply. Our daily group work will lead on to the formation of smaller group or solo works that, with support, will generate their own trajectories throughout the residency.
Address: Atlantic Center for the Arts 1414 Art Center Avenue New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168
Open to all artists (US and International)
Application Fee: $25
Residency Fees: $900 – Includes weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.
Residency Dates: 05/13/2018 - 06/02/2018
Deadline: Sunday, December 3rd 2017