Kaatsbaan Creative Residency

Ivy BaldwinPhoto by Ian Douglas
Ivy Baldwin
Photo by Ian Douglas

Year: 2011-2012
DanceForce Member: Carla Peterson
Artist: Ivy Baldwin
Community Partner: Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Audience: 50
County: Dutchess

New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop) provided week-long creative residencies at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center in Tivoli, NY to Ivy Baldwin. The focus of the residencies was the development of new dance works in preparation for their presentation at New York Live Arts. The artist received transportation, housing, food, rehearsal space, a stipend for themselves and their dancers, and administrative support. The residencies included open rehearsals/work-in-progress showings with post-showing discussions with the Kaatsbaan audience. The Kaatsbaan Studio Theatre is a 160-seat space with a performance floor the size of the stage at the Metropolitan Opera House. With stadium-style seating of only 7 rows and 22 seats in a row, each audience member is guaranteed an intimate dance experience.

New York Live Arts identifies artists poised at a significant stage of career growth who can take unique advantage of the creative time that the residency offers – time and space to create, unhindered by the pressures of competition, economics, and production deadlines. Programs that nurture an artist’s process are becoming increasingly rare, and simultaneously more necessary than ever as resources and funding for these artists are scarce.

New York Live Arts, a new entity formed by the merger of two organizations, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theater Workshop, will be widely acknowledged as a center for the development and presentation of new dance artists. New York Live Arts is committed to supporting artists at all stages of their careers and phases of creative development. In addition, the partnership with the NYS DanceForce provides early creative residency time to support a deep and thoughtful exploration of ideas.