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The Living Room Dance Collective Announces 8 Artists in Residence for Spring 2018

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kristen stake | BDN
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The Living Room Dance Collective Announces 8 Artists in Residence for Spring 2018

South Portland, Maine



Artist-run, experimental dance collective, The Living Room, is excited to present their Spring 2018 Artists in Residence. 25 groups from across the United States applied and 8 were selected for their commitment to interdisciplinary work that expands ideas of what dance can be/do, while addressing social justice, identity, and community. Artists include:


Feb 3-10: Hi Tiger
Feb 17-25: 3 Spice Dance
March 11-18: Sofia Engelman and Em Papineau
March 24-31: Liana Conyers
April 7-15: Meghan Frederick
April 19-25: Laurel Snyder
May 5-12: Malcolm-x Betts
May 19-26: Heather Doyle


Artist work includes Malcolm-x Betts’ “Black Bodies Gone Down,” an embodied multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary investigation looking closely at the Black masculinity, mortality, and liberation. Meghan Frederick’s “Vanessa” solo research project investigates the half-female/monster/witch body archetype in service of her research on the female dancing body. 3 Spice Dance will use the residency to further develop their “Bearnstow Stories,” a dedication to Ruth Grauert the leader of Bearnstow, a 72-year-old organization that offers dance training and community in Mt. Vernon, Maine. You can learn more about the rest of the project by visiting


Each residency will include a public work in progress showing and a community class through Moving Target Portland.  Local favorite and Artist in Residence, Hi Tiger, shares their work along with a talk-back session moderated by local dance artist Alexandra James Bell on Saturday, Feb 10 from 8-10pm. Admission is $5-10 suggested donation.  Their Moving Target Portland class, which is open to the public, takes place Sunday, Feb 11 from 1-3pm, $8-16 sliding scale.


FMI or to inquire about classes, contact, Kristen Stake at 207-219-0692,, or visit