The University Settlement’s Performance Project has announced its 2016/2017 Artists-in-Residence. Residencies last for one year and include rehearsal space and support as the artists work toward a public showing of new work. The artists work with young performers and Performance Projects staff to create projects within the diverse University Settlement cultural community. The four selected artists are Alex Bornisky, Stephanie Batten Bland, Mark Nuñez/Gotham Dance Theater, Jody Wood and Superhero Clubhouse. The artists’ work differ in their topics; from immigration, self-care for social workers and community care providers, education, migration and permaculture.
In the announcement, Co-Artistic Directors Alison Fleminger & Baba Israel noted, “These artists not only bring artistic strength but also a commitment to truly connecting with our communities and exploring resonant themes such as immigration, migration, education, permaculture, and the self-care of social workers. Together these projects offer University Settlement a profound opportunity to ask, ‘How can we more skillfully and creatively share space with one another?’ ”