June 9th - 15th
While in residency, Ms. Mannino and her collaborators , Carol Chave and Jessica Winograd, will be developing a performance specific to Northern Michigan, exploring how both dance/movement and fiber art are connected. They will be holding workshops and will be putting on a public performance. Their final performance on June 14th, will include the public, who can choose to become part of the performance, helping to create a unique woven piece of art. The artists will help the audience to appreciate and participate in how our physical movements, through dance or simply moving through the world, can and do result in a tapestry of motion no less real than a woven piece of art, and how critical it is for all of us to see each other as part of a larger tapestry of community rather than separate pieces.
When dates for the weaving workshops are solidified they will be posted on the site in events,
June 20th - 27th
LMnO3 are returning to The Croft this summer to continue developing their work, “unPacking Pina”. This year they are working with local florists from BLOOM in Charlevoix to integrate floral design into the piece. They plan on integrating the discoveries from this residency into the evening length work through video. Together we will be exploring the making of, and moving with floral headpieces.
LMnO3 will also be sharing a free workshop that is open to the public at the Crooked Tree School of Ballet Studio in Petoskey, MI.
Willa and A-Y/dancers
July 1st - 8th
A-Y/dancers: Sienna Blaw, Erin Landers, and Claire Deane, will be in Residence with Willa Brown, who will be setting a new work on the dancers. They are looking forward to exploring how the environment can influence their creative process. They will be showcasing their choreographic process in an installation within a to be determined public space.
The Dancers will also be sharing a free contemporary movement and repertory workshop at The Crooked Tree School of Ballet studio.
Amy Chavasse & Co.
July 20th - 27th
Amy and her collaborators, Austin and Sara, will be resetting a quartet that features a bicycle as a fourth dancer/partner. They will explore how the introduction of a new dancer, Beth, within the structure of the piece changes the relationships of all involved.
They will be facilitating a free movement workshop that is open to the public at The Crooked Tree School of Ballet studio.
Ali Kenner Brodsky & Co.
July 27th - August 3rd
Ali and her collaborators are working on “MoMents of Nice”.
“Dance making for me is about organizing movement and emotion. I channel emotions and tell stories, internalizing people’s idiosyncrasies and translating them into gestures, which become the seeds of movement phrases. My work exists at the intersection of dance and theater, with specific and purposeful choreography. I am interested in the simplicity of movement and how it can be performed without being extravagant—how intention and presence can drive a work.
MoMents of Nice was conceived in early 2017 as I sought to demystify my mother’s decline and death from cancer. Cancer is unforgiving and relentless—grief is personal and ongoing. The creation of this piece, its genesis undeniable and approach unflinching, uses the tidal wave of emotion as a basis for generating movement. This process fosters heartfelt performances that foster authentic audience connection.”
I am conscious of the challenging and often uncomfortable nature of this topic. Grief is personal. With this project, I seek to contribute an approach to art-making that allows space for emotion from both performers and audience, an unforgiving acceptance of all of the feelings that arise around loss and grief, and a process for finding understanding and relief.” - Ali Kenner Brodsky
Ali will be joined in residence by two collaborators, Jenna Pollack and Morgan Eve Swain, a musician who will be composing and performing with the company during their showing at Lavender Hill Farm on August 1st.
Ali and her collaborators will be sharing a free workshop that is open to the public at The Crooked Tree School of Ballet studio.
August 1st - 15th
During their residency, BREAKTIME, consisting of Jonathan Matthews and Holly Sass, will be exploring movement in nature, specifically at Nathan Barry Driggers Nature Preserve. A property managed by The Little Traverse Conservancy. Their residency will culminate in an interactive workshop where, together, with participants. a collective performance of individual experiences will be generated in real time.
They will also be offering a free movement workshop that is open to the public
I & P 2.0
August 11th - 18th
I & P is returning for a second residency. The group this year consists of Hannah Garner, Breckyn Drescher, Chelsea Hecht, Jordan Kunkel, and Benjamin Cheney. This summer the collective group will be continuing to develop a dance film concept that they started working on last summer. They will also offer a dance workshop for the Crooked Tree School of Ballet Summer Dance Intensive students.