The Watermill Center’s year-round Residency Program provides artists with the opportunity to utilize The Center’s art collection, library, archives, and grounds, as a home and a workshop to create and develop their own work. Resident artists are chosen by a distinguished, international selection committee composed of artist peers, journalists, academics, and other cultural leaders from all disciplines. The current selection committee included Kristy Edwards, Jay Sanders, Alanna Heiss, John Jasperse and Robert Wilson, among others.
Álvaro Restrepo is a renowned choreographer and dancer, and founder of EL COLEGIO DEL CUERPO- eCdC- The School of the Body. For his residency at Watermill, the Cartegna-based artist will develop a performance/ritual with members of the Shinnecock Nation that’s based on a massive ceremony the artist created in 2010 in his native country to honor the victims of internal displacement: INXILE The Trail of Tears. Throughout September Álvaro Restrepo, Marie France Delieuvin (co founder of eCdC), and the eight dancers of La Compañia Cuerpo de Indias will interact with participants of the Shinnecock community, as well as other members of the Hamptons’ population, through workshops, masterclasses and open rehearsals. On Sunday, September 18th at 4:00pm at The Watermill Center, El Colegio del Cuerpo will perform their piece titled INXILE with members of the Shinnecock Nation. Additional partnering organizations on the East End include The Parrish Art Museum, LongHouse Reserve, Southampton Arts Center, as well as the Peconic Landing and Peconic Community School.
ABOUT THE WATERMILL CENTER’S ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
The Watermill Center Artists-in-Residency Program began in 2006, when The Center officially opened as a year-round facility. Over the course of the program, up to twenty collectives or individual artists take up residence at The Watermill Center to create collaborative works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend their practice. To date, The Center has hosted over 600 residents.
The Watermill Center is located at 39 Water Mill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY. All events at The Watermill Center are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For general information or exhibition, event and tour schedules, visit The Watermill Center online at watermillcenter.org or call (631) 726-4628. All open rehearsals, tours and artist talks are free and open to the public, but advanced reservations are required. Capacity is limited.