Returning Choreographic Fellow | Aug 14 - 21, 2016
David Neumann’s residency, the first in a series, allowed him to continue early stage development of his latest project. Inspired by his participation as an artist-in-residence at the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), his inquiry stems from several emerging questions that consider the unfathomable scale of time and space, and the terror and wonder it inspires. While at MANCC, Neumann initiated his investigation with a literature review and movement explorations accompanying by a daily writing practice. Additionally, Neumann met with Dr. Jeremiah Murphy, Assistant Professor in FSU’s Department of Physics to discuss the intersections between dance and astrophysics.
This residency is supported by a multi-year, multi-residency initiative from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Neumann, joined by his collaborators, will return for two more residencies as part of the Mellon-funded Choreographic Fellow program, which will allow them to address the needs of the developing work at multiple stages. This funding addresses one of MANCC’s key programmatic priorities, to support vanguard artists’ work at all stages of development. By enabling artists to more fully research ideas in and out of the studio (concept, movement vocabulary, production design), MANCC residencies help more fully realize artistic visions.