Returning Choreographic Fellow | January 7 - 16, 2020
Returning Choreographic Fellow Beth Gill will come to MANCC for the third time to begin development of her new, currently untitled project. Her first MANCC residency in 2013 was as a Hatchery Project Artist to develop New Work for the Desert; her second residency in 2016 furthered her work on Catacomb. Since these projects she’s gone on to premiere two additional works, entitled Brand New Sidewalk and Pitkin Grove. This new, untitled work is an opportunity for Gill to extend her choreographic reach by integrating her diverse practices into a single rolling dreamscape, presenting dance as a liminal entity bridging spectacle, ritual, physical theater, drama, and sport.
Diving into the beginning of a three-year work cycle after coming out of a highly productive period that saw her develop a full evening length work every year from 2016 to 2018, Gill now asks, “How can I engage in a process of working that doesn’t just turn over every year or two?” Reflecting on and selecting which ideas from past processes to carry forward, she will concentrate on the experience of being in the room with individuals, a primary area of focus during her time at MANCC.
While at MANCC, she will also work with FSU School of Dance students to further her research in the studio.
This residency is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding will also be provided by the Sustainable Arts Foundation to support Beth Gill as a parent artist.