Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) announces today the inaugural recipients of its newly expanded Extended Life dance development artist residencies, designed to sustain the careers of choreographers with essential financial, administrative and presentation support: Nora Chipaumire, Beth Gill, Maria Hassabi, Sarah Michelson, Jennifer Monson, Okwui Okpokwasili, Pam Tanowitz, and David Thomson. Thanks to a generous $600,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, resident artists will receive multi-year funding, studio space and career development support throughout the course of their residencies.
The goal of Extended Life is twofold: to extend the lives of ephemeral, essential works of dance, and advance the creative lives of the artists themselves through a new framework where institutional collaborations are key. The residency enables choreographers to expand and experiment with their existing works, present in both traditional and site-based venues, and develop strong, collaborative partnerships with local partners and national presenters.
Read about the announcement in the New York Times.