Andros Zins-Browne Residency at Petronio Residency Center

Andros Zins-Browne and Will Rawls. Photo by Paula Court

Year: 2023-2024
DanceForce Member: Judy Hussie-Taylor
Artist: Andros Zins-Browne
Community Partner: Petronio Residency Center
Audience: 270
County: Greene

Danspace Project (NYC) and Petronio Residency Center (Greene County) are partnering to offer artist Andros Zins-Browne a week-long residency in early Fall 2023 to develop a new work, which will subsequently premiere at Danspace during the 2023-2024 season, with a three-night run reaching approximately 250 audience members.

Andros Zins-Browne is an artist working at the intersection of performance and dance, extending choreographic notions to interact with dancers, non-dancers, singers, objects, and texts. Zins-Browne has performed internationally and across the U.S., with his work appearing in museums including MoMA (New York) and the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). He has worked with Danspace in the past, with a commission in 2020 that was reimagined in the midst of the pandemic as a written and audio work. Currently, Zins-Browne is one of four 2022-2023 Renewal Residency artists at Danspace, utilizing flexible rehearsal space and time to return to in-person artistic practice. His current research involves choreographic and vocal practices exploring the relationship between caregiving/care practices and force and violence. He is also inquiring about “how we move and sing individually while also moving and singing together” – this question will be key to the development of this complex work. During Zins-Browne’s DanceForce-supported residency at Petronio Residency Center in Fall 2023, he will continue to explore this line of inquiry with another dancer as well as a dramaturg, in preparation for his Danspace performance run.

Petronio Residency Center (PRC), located in Round Top, NY, in the Catskill Mountains of Greene County, is a growing residency center founded by choreographer Stephen Petronio. Danspace and PRC have established a long-term partnership connecting artists to residency resources and opportunities–this will be the sixth residency facilitated by the two organizations. These residencies often reach beyond the walls of the center so that visiting artists can interact with the local community. A workshop for high school students is under consideration for Zins-Browne’s residency, and would likely reach 20 people. In the past, we’ve collaborated with NYS DanceForce member Elena Mosley, and Judy Hussie-Taylor will introduce Zins-Browne to Mosely to coordinate potential connections between him and BIPOC youth in and around Hudson. This has not yet been confirmed, but more details will become available in the coming months.