Coming in 2018: Artists In Motion residency exchange

This spring, CLARA and the A.I.M. (Artists in Motion) lab will launch a first-time residency exchange — bringing two local working choreographers to CLARA for a two-week residency during which they have rehearsal space and time dedicated to creating original new work. In exchange, these artists-in-residence will provide in-school teaching artist residencies to one of CLARA’s community partner schools in Sacramento City Unified School District.

“CLARA was born out of the idea that arts organizations are able to access affordable space in exchange for donating performing arts education and expertise to local public schools,” explains Megan Wygant, executive director of CLARA. “This partnership is a natural outgrowth of that goal. We’ve enjoyed past collaborations with Diego, both as a dancer adn as a teaching artist. When he approached us with this idea, the obvious answer was an enthusiastic YES!”

The residency application deadline was at the start of December; CLARA staff are currently interviewing finalists, and plan to announce the selected choreographers early in the new year. The created pieces will be unveiled in a public showcase on March 31, 2018. Want to learn more about the project as it grows? Contact [email protected] to ask to be added to the updates list.

We hope to see you there!