“The details you normally gloss over — the way a wall juts out or ordinary background noise — are brought to the forefront in “Eden.” Mr. Spence caressed the air as if he were touching objects even when there was nothing there, but he also moved brashly, whipping into a sudden attitude turn with a raised bent knee, or flinging himself into the air with outstretched arms.”– The New York Times, October 1, 2012, Gia Kourlas
Stacy Spence is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist who was born in Lake Charles, LA. Currently his work explores the interplay between different environments and people. Stacy has performed at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2012); The Whitney Museum, New York, NY (2012); and The Helen Day Arts Center, Stowe, VT (2013). His choreographies have received commissioning from Danspace Project, New York (2012); Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (2010); and the Edge at London Contemporary Dance School, London, UK (2008). He is a recipient of a grant from the Manhattan Artist Community Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He was an artist-in-residence at New York Live Arts Studio Series, New York, NY (2011 – 12); Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers, France (2009); and Movement Research (2008 – 2009). Stacy received an M.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist