Dancers’ Workshop invites artists from all over the world to engage directly with our students, inspire our teachers and professional dancers and enrich our community through performance. Guest artist programming at Dancers’ Workshop diversifies and augments our students’ regular training. Artist residencies expose our dancers to instructors of varied backgrounds, perspectives and teaching styles, connecting them to artists of the highest caliber and to the greater dance community.
DANIEL STAAF & SARAH STANLEY
In residence May 28 - 17
Each year, individual guest artists, dancers and choreographers spend time in residence working directly with the members of Contemporary Dance Wyoming (CDW), generating material and practices for use at CDW’s annual spring concert. We are thrilled to welcome Daniel and Sarah to Jackson Hole!
HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
In residence July 13 - 20
One of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is known for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography. Hubbard Street will visit DW for a performance, a free open rehearsal, and a weekend intensive designed to attract professional dancers from around the region for master classes and a Company audition. Hubbard Street’s program will also introduce audiences and students to the choreographic work of Ohad Naharin, whose own Batsheva Dance Company will visit Jackson in March of 2019.
DAVID DORFMAN DANCE
In residence August 9 - 19
David Dorfman Dance seeks “to get the whole world dancing,” and creates dance that aims to de-stigmatize the notion of accessibility and interaction in post-modern dance by embracing audiences with visceral, meaningful dance, music and text. David Dorfman Dance (DDD) returns to perform the evening-length the created partially in residence at DW in 2016: Aroundtown. DDD will offer a weeklong intensive geared for advanced students and professional dancers. The residency will include a community class for movers and non-movers, open rehearsals, Q&A and other opportunities for the public to access the artists and their process.
BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY
In residence October 2018
MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of Arts recipient Bill T. Jones and his company return for a fifth visit as part of our Artist-in-Residency commissioning program. In addition to the company, and Jones, who himself performs in this work, a broad cross section of our community (90 additional dancers and non-dancers are needed) is invited to participate in a community performance project led by Jones within the framework of The Deep Blue Sea. Master classes, free open rehearsals and a ticketed showing will be offered to the general public and to Dancers' Workshop students.
Returning this fall
Tony Award-winning choreographer and legendary tap dancer Savion Glover (remember Sesame Street and animation Happy Feet?) will be in residence at Dancers' Workshop for multiple visits. He will offer master classes, performances and open rehearsals, and he will establish a community tap program for students of all ages. Savion will directly visit underserved populations in our community, directly visiting the Senior Center of Jackson Hole and both Jackson Hole Middle and High Schools. His first visit focused on outreach was in March of 2018, and he is scheduled to return this Fall and again in March of 2019.
Aitor Basauri & Erin Roy, April-May 2018
Savion Glover & Marshall Davis, Jr., March 2018
Ori Flomin, March 2018
Aitor Basauri & Erin Roy, February 2018
DIAVOLO Architecture in Motion®, August 2017
Jonathan Stafford, Ballet Master, NYC Ballet, August 2017
Gina Patterson, August 2017
Ann Carlson, Doggie Hamlet, July 2017
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, World Premiere of Analogy/Ambros: The Emigrant, July 2017
Sterling Hyltin, NYC Ballet Principal, July 2017
Amar Ramasar, NYC Ballet Principal, July 2017
Jubal Battisti, July 2017
Gina Patterson, June 2017
Dan Walczak, June 2017
Mario Bermudez-Gil, March 2017
Savion Glover's BARE SOUNDZ, February 2017
Oscar Ochoa, February 2017
Julia Eichten, February 2017
Eric Midgley, November 2016
Gina Patterson, November 2016
Jonathan Stafford, Ballet Master, NYC Ballet, August 2016
David Dorfman Dance, Come, and Back Again, August 2016
Stars of American Ballet, an ensemble of NYC Ballet Principals, July 2016
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka the Escape Artist, June 2016
Rena Butler & Manuel Vignoulle, June 2016
Lawrence Jackson, February 2016
Troy Ogilvie, 2016
Cory Goei, 2016
Annmaria Mazzini, 2016