"[MANCC] raised the bar in every way. This was the single most productive and comprehensive residency opportunity I have ever experienced." – Wally Cardona

"The MANCC residency distinguishes itself from others in scope, both the range and depth, of opportunity offered to dance artists. From the facilities, to the monetary support, to the support personnel, it raises the bar in supporting dance artists' research…it made me think this should be the standard by which all dance residencies should be measured."  – Dean Moss

"I was given tremendous freedom and support at MANCC; my responsibility was only to research and work. After MANCC, I understood that having time to work without interruption is priceless." – Nora Chipaumire

"It is the only residency of its kind in the entire United States. The combination of financial support along with the space access makes it unparalleled as a place to work and develop a project. I wish there was a MANCC in every state." – Miguel Gutierrez


  • Produced multi-week residencies for 65 choreographers and their 400 collaborators from Australia, California, Cambodia, Chile, Finland, Florida, France, Illinois, India, Japan, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Netherlands, New York, New Zealand, Oregon, Senegal, South Korea, Texas and Washington
  • Supported the development of work that has toured to over 150 venues throughout North America, Central America, Europe and Asia reaching over 500,000 audience members
  • Created 60 short films and audio podcasts that document the work at MANCC providing artists and their partners a digital toolkit to use in promoting their work, research and creative practice
  • Raised the profile of resident artists and their projects and catalyzed support from funders, presenters and residency sites around the country for the development and presentation of new work
  • Provided time, space, resources and agency that has allowed artists to shift and evolve the way they develop their work and share their creative process with audiences
  • Produced the MANCC FORUM – the first conference about choreographic research and development in dance in the U.S. bringing together key stakeholders from across the country to advance the national dialogue about how to make research and development in dance a more vital cornerstone of what we achieve as a field
  • Elevated the value of creative process in dance nationally

Featured Artist

Faye Driscoll

February 22 - 24
Carolina Performing
Arts, UNC Chapel Hill


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