Prismatic Park: Danspace Project
As part of Josiah McElheny’s #MadSqArt exhibition, Prismatic Park, Danspace Project will provide the Park with four artists to participate in artist residencies throughout the summer season, including:
June 20-July 2 | Rashaun Mitchell & Silas Riener
August 1-13 | Netta Yerushalmy
September 12-24 | Jodi Melnick
Danspace Project presents new work in dance, supports a diverse range of choreographers in developing their work, encourages experimentation, and connects artists to audiences.
Now in its fourth decade, Danspace Project has supported a vital community of contemporary dance artists in an environment unlike any other in the United States. Located in the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Danspace shares its facility with the Church, The Poetry Project, and New York Theatre Ballet. Danspace Project’s Commissioning Initiative has commissioned over 500 new works since its inception in 1994.
Danspace Project’s Choreographic Center Without Walls (CW²) provides context for audiences and increased support for artists. There public programs (including Danspace Presents, Platforms, Food for Thought, DraftWork), Commissioning Initiative, residencies, guest artist curators, and contextualizing activities and materials are core components of CW² offering a responsive framework for artists’ works. Since 2010, we have produced eleven Platforms, published eleven print catalogues and five e-books, launched the Conversations Without Walls discussion series, and explored models for public discourse and residencies.