Spring 2019 Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artists Announced

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces Spring 2019 BAC Residencies, which will provide critical support to 16 artists developing projects and collaborations across disciplines. Three public events with Resident Artists include presentations by 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellows Tei Blow and Silas Riener, and a day of Studio Showings by BAC Space Resident Artists at BAC (450 West 37th Street, Manhattan). Tickets and reservations are available at bacnyc.org or 866-811-4111.

The new season of residencies begins with two of five recipients of the 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellowship, an award established in 2015 to support artists who embody John Cage and Merce Cunningham's commitment to artistic innovation. On February 16 in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, dance artist Silas Riener-with a group of undergraduate dance students-will present a performance and lecture-demonstration entitled Runs the Gamut: Exploring the Creative Legacy of Merce Cunningham. The event is held in conjunction with the yearlong Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration in 2019. On March 15, 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellow Tei Blow and Laurel Atwell will present a work-in-progress culminating a week of residency in the Rudolf Nureyev Studio. Multimedia artist Blow is developing an immersive work, Entry, inspired by John Cage and Merce Cunningham's 1994 dance-spectacle Ocean. The other 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellows, Charles Atlas, Phyllis Chen, and Liz Gerring, will present works-in-progress in the Fall 2019 season.

Spring 2019 BAC Residencies includes BAC Space, running March 18 through April 13. This residency format hosts multiple artists in all of BAC's spaces concurrently and is designed to encourage peer exchange. BAC Space will include a series of Studio Showings open to the public, to be announced by March 1. The BAC Space Spring 2018 Resident Artists are: Hadar Ahuvia (Dance), Ellen Cornfield (Dance), Joseph Keckler (Music), Terrence O'Brien (Theater), and Schoen Movement Company (Dance).

BAC Residencies continue with two Princess Grace Foundation-USA Works-in-Progress Resident Artists: theater director Gisela Cardenas (May 7-26) and director/choreographer Pavel Zuštiak (June 10-22). These artists will receive substantial support through BAC's longstanding partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation-USA to provide residencies to Princess Grace Award-winners developing multimedia or interdisciplinary projects.

The Bogliasco Fellowship also brings two artistic collaborations to BAC's studios following periods of project development at the Bogliasco Foundation's facility in the serene coastal Italian environment: choreographers Oscar Naters and Ana Zavala, both from Lima, Peru (May 9-14), and composer/percussionist Nathan Davis and playwright/performer Sylvia Milo (May 28-June 1).

For information about BAC Resident Artists, their projects, and their collaborators, please visit bacnyc.org.

Tickets and reservations for BAC Presentations with Spring 2019 Resident Artists are available at BACNYC.ORG / 866 811 4111.

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