Fall 2021 at Danspace Project – Danspace Project
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Fall 2021 at Danspace Project

Samita Sinha by Yanissa Grand Pierre; Mina Nishimura, photo courtesy of the artist; David Thomson by Mark Poucher; Okwui Okpokwasili by Michael Avedon; Gillian Walsh, photo by Res; Kristel Baldoz and Anh Voh, photo courtesy of the artists; Christopher "Unpezverde" Núñez by Kathryn Buttler; devynn emory, photo courtesy of the artist; Kayla Hamilton by Travis Magee; Marguerite Hemmings by angel edwards; Julie Mayo, photo by Paula Court; Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, photo courtesy of the artist.

Dear Friends,

This fall at Danspace Project, we offer space for growth and opportunities for generative encounters to emerge.

On Saturday, September 25, A Ritual of Return: a free, intimate, outdoor gathering in the Gardens at St. Mark’s Church, marks the first public event at our home in the East Village since March, 2020, with offerings by artists devynn emory, Samita Sinha, and Mina Nishimura, and music mixed by artist and DJ JD Samson. Space is very limited! RSVP now!

We are pleased to introduce our inaugural Renewal Residency artists: Jordan Demetrius Lloyd, Mina Nishimura, Christopher “Unpezverde” Núñez, and Gillian Walsh. Renewal Residencies are a response to the needs of artists this year, offering year-long recuperative time and space to revitalize creative processes and to connect with collaborators, fellow artists, and the Danspace Project community.

Our digital DraftWork series, curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, continues with work in various stages of development by choreographers Kristel Baldoz & Anh Voh and Marguerite Hemmings and Kayla Hamilton and Julie Mayo. These performances are followed by live conversations and Q&A with the artists and Houston-Jones.

In the spirit of collective research, Danspace continues this fall with a group of 2021-2022 Artist Research Fellowsdevynn emory, Okwui Okpokwasili, Samita Sinha, and David Thomson, who will provide feedback informing organizational change and curatorial development.

Journal Issue 13: Recuperation & Renewal will include contributions from the fall resident artists, research fellows, and more, as well as published materials from one looped year but the lake, a project guest curated by NYC-based writer and teacher, Asiya Wadud featuring exchanges between Jesse Darling and devynn emory, Tarik Kiswansan and Asiya Wadud, and Angie Pittman and Anaïs Maviel. Experience moments from these rich exchanges throughout the fall right here.


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