Returning Choreographic Fellow | August 27 - September 1
Returning Choreographic Fellow Miguel Gutierrez comes to MANCC for a sixth and seventh time as MANCC’s third Archive Residency Fellow. A pilot initiative funded by the Mellon Foundation, this program offers artists who have accumulated considerable creative process documentation in the MANCC archives, through multiple residencies, the opportunity to work with these materials in ways they deem most useful for their current creative practice.
During Gutierrez’s two MANCC archive residencies, he and his collaborators will be examining questions of archive, memory, and how context moves us into relation with ourselves and each other. How does the present re-shape our view of the past? How does the past tell us something about how bodies are changing? By toggling the lens of attention between the past and the present, this project serves as a form of research for Gutierrez into how both our perception of being together and our understanding of what bodies/people are and do is profoundly changing.
Kristen Juarez joins him in his first archive residency in fall 2023 to review footage and images from his five MANCC residencies between 2006 – 2015 (each supporting the development of new work, four works in total), which will seed the planning for his second residency (dates tbd) for Untitled, his new project. Untitled will engage performers from New York and Los Angeles - Justin Faircloth (NYC), Wendell Gray (NYC), Ajani Brannum (LA) and Evelyn Sanchez (LA) - in such questions that explore how the dynamics of previous processes appear with today’s lens, shaped as it is by current concerns of racial justice, climate crisis, and political division.