ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Floor is proud to launch its inaugural season of Artists in Residence.
Furthering its philosophy to provide alternative forms of care, The Floor offers free space and in-kind support to movement-based artists in the process of developing work.
By being or becoming a member of The Floor, you also support the production of these important works, and share our mission to curate a space for engagement, cultural equity and wellbeing.
British-American dancer and performer Ruth Childs was born in 1984 in London. She grew up in the United States where she studied dance (classical and contemporary) and music (violin.) In 2003 she moved to Geneva to finish her dance training with the Ballet Junior de Genève. Since 2015, she is also working on a re-creation and revival project of the early works of her the aunt the American choreographer Lucinda Childs.
In 2014 she founded her company SCARLETT’S in order to develop her own work through dance, performance, film and music and collaborates with Stéphane Vecchione on musical project “SCARLETT’S FALL.”
In 2016 the state of Geneva awarded her a scholarship and research residency in Berlin of 6 months to develop her own work. . Her first stage piece in collaboration with Stéphane Vecchione, The Goldfish and the Inner Tube, premiered in April 2018. She will premiere fantasia, her first solo at the ADC, Geneva in October 2019 and then in Lausanne and Paris in November 2019.
Maria Hassabi is an artist and choreographer. Her performances and installations are presented worldwide in theaters, museums, galleries, and public spaces including Centre Pompidou (Paris); K20, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (Düsseldorf); documeta14 (Kassel); Walker Art Center (Minneapolis); Museum of Modern Art (New York); Hammer Museum (Los Angeles); Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); The 55th
Venice Biennale (Venice); Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels); ArtSonje (Seoul); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne); Performa(New York); The Kitchen (New York); Performance Space 122 (New York), amongst others. She holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts.