In December 2016, Stephen Petronio Company purchased Crow’s Nest, a 175-acre property in the Catskill Mountains. This bold act not only secures the Company’s legacy but also aims to provide a creative home for dance via the Petronio Residency Center, whose first round of residencies the Company is proud to announce today. The inaugural recipients are Nora Chipaumire, Will Rawls, and Kathy Westwater, whose residencies will take place between July–October, 2018. Each artist has been awarded a one-week residency that includes exclusive use of the 9,000 sq. ft. facilities for up to 9 individuals, a $5,000 stipend, and up to $1,500 for travel assistance. This rare and fully-funded opportunity includes room, board, and meals prepared on-site by a chef from locally-sourced ingredients.
The recipients of the 2018 residencies were nominated by a group of presenters, funders, and curators and then selected by a separate panel of established artists. The nominators were Sarah Curran, Duke Dang, Tambra Dillon, Gina Gibney, Caleb Hammons, Denise Roberts Hurlin, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Jodee Nimerichter, Stacy Tenenbaum Stark, Pamela Tatge, Laurie Uprichard and Adrienne Willis. The selection panel included Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller, Eiko Otake, and Stephen Petronio.
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