SUMMER 2019 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
is a dance artist and dance maker based in Brooklyn. Her work has been presented by WaxWorks at Triskelion Arts, STUFFED at JudsonChurch, SWELL 2 at the Jack Crystal Theater, MerdetheShow, and Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival at Ruth Page Center for the Arts. She received her BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2008 and has since worked with artists Meredith Monk, Stefanie Nelson, Ivy Baldwin, Douglas Dunn, Celia Rowlson-Hall, Eva Dean, Mari Meade Montoya, Steeledance and Elisabeth Motley. From 2011 to 2012, Ariel worked with choreographer Rami Be’er and the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Ga’aton, Israel and Anat Vaadia on Yasmeen Godder's work Storm End Come in Tel Aviv. In 2016, Ariel joined Jessica Gaynor Dance (JGD). She was most recently commissioned by Beats Y Batería to produce their latest music video for their new ep release – “Alturas” – which was selected by npr.org as the top 5 best Latin alternative songs of 2019 (so far). Ariel's grounding artist practice is an ongoing improvisational movement series self-produced and shared on instagram under the hashtag, #mondaymoves, which explores the transcendence of the mundane into something beyond it’s simplicity and everydayness so that it becomes shiny detailed and significant. www.ariellembeck.com
is a dancer, choreographer and teacher living in Brooklyn, originally from the Olympic Peninsula (Port Angeles, WA). Her creative work manifests from dancing and takes shape in choreographed work, photography, collage, creative writing and sound design. She thinks of my process as mercurial and shape shifting and when making a dance, constructing and distilling an atmosphere that rides parallel to the work. She immerses herself in a process of dance training, continuously interested in the materiality of the body and the invitation from dancing into magical thinking and fantasy. When looking at her creative work, you might see slippage, blurry foggy chaos, melancholy, collaged limbs.
is a choreographer, dancer, and director based in Brooklyn, NY. Recent work in NYC has been presented by The Exponential Festival (2019/20 Exponential Fellow), Ars Nova (ANT FEST 2018), New York Live Arts (2017/18 Fresh Tracks Artist in Residence), Movement Research at Judson Church, Gibney Dance (WorkUp), Dixon Place, CPR (Chez Bushwick Artist in Residence), HERE Arts Center, Roulette, Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, BAX, and The 92nd Street Y, among others. She’s collaborated with theater artists (Magda San Millan, New Saloon, Henry Vick) musicians (Lily McQueen, Sullivann, Johanna Warren) and visual artists (Janel Schultz, Emily Gui). As a performer she’s landed in theaters, museums, basements, shipping crates, walls, and on the Highline without permission. Fagan is also the creator/director of CAMP: Collaborative Arts Mobility Project, an experimental summer arts residency program for artists across disciplines entering its 5th season. She graduated from Bard College in 2011, where she received the Ana Itelman Prize for Choreography.