The Bridge Project presents
2019 Fall Teaching Artists
Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

August 10 & 11, 2019

Public Workshop and Audition for Dancers 10-4 PM
Representatives of the Merce Cunningham Trust and
Lead Teaching Artists for Bay Area Artists In Conversation with Merce Cunningham at 100

WORKSHOP August 10 & 11, 10-4 PM

A unique opportunity to study Cunningham technique and learn repertory with Rashuan Mitchell and Silas Riener, two acclaimed former members of the Cunningham company. Dancers will have the chance to audition to perform excerpts of Cunningham repertory at ODC Theater November 8 & 9, 2019. The audition portion of the workshop is optional, but dancers wanting to audition must take the workshop. Rehearsals and performances for the four selected dancers will be paid.  Workshop space is limited.

To register for the workshop:

Photo credit Paola Kudacki for  The New Yorker

Photo credit Paola Kudacki for The New Yorker

About Raushaun Mitchell and Silas Riener

Since 2010 Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener have created dance in response to complex and active spatial environments, often merging elements of fantasy, absurdity, and quiet contemplation into challenging multifaceted performance. After working together in the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Mitchell and Riener developed a keen interest in the way abstraction and representation coincide in the body. Their collaborative work takes many forms, from site-specific installations, improvisational dances, and traditional proscenium pieces to highly crafted and intimate, immersive experiences. Historical influences and aesthetic forms collapse into a visually charged hybrid physical language. Together they have been part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program, the New York City Center Choreographic Fellowship, and have been artists in residence at EMPAC, Mount Tremper Arts, Wellesley College, Jacob’s Pillow, and Pieter. Their work has been presented at MOMA PS1 as part of Greater NY, The Chocolate Factory, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, REDCAT, ICA Boston and Summer Stages Dance, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, On the Boards, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music among many others. 


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