Bearnstows Young Artist Residency Program is designed to give selected young dancers a summer of total contact with good dance and to give Bearnstow a cadre of capable assistants who can put their hand to anything. While the basic job is housing maintenance and KP, our young artists have designed programs and promotional material, conducted research, composed sound scores, choreographed their own works, and created dance videos. The artistic calibre of our young artists speaks well not only for the institutions from which they come but also for the Bearnstow image of the renaissance dancer.
Nitzia Vieyra (update) After four previous residencies at Bearnstow, Nitzia returns to present a concert of her own works on August 3, 2014. She is a graduate in dance from the University of Colima, Mexico (2012), and now lives on Morelia, Mexico, teaching and performing.
Emmanuel Becerra (update) returns in 2014 for his third summer at Bearnstow. He is also a graduate of the University of Colima. He danced with the FoBos dance company in Colima and with the José Limón Company as a guest dancer touring in Mexico and the U.S.
Tyler Rai (update) returns to Bearnstow for the second time in 2014. She is a graduate of Bennington College and currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is just completing a a 10-month contemporary dance program at TanzFabrik in Berlin.
Ashley Tanberg is a dance student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She is a recipient of the Michele Rusinko Dance Scholarship and is a member of Carrie Landes Minneapolis-based dance company, Live Wire.
Dasha Chernova, formerly from Russia, is a dancer, writer, and visual artist in San Francisco. She studied writing and journalism at the Ural State University in Russia before moving to the U.S. Her training has included butoh, contemporary dance, ethnic dance, and theater.
Tea Party at Parker Pond
The Final Concert of the Season was held on September 1, 2012, in Bearnstow Hall.
The evening opened with a dance video by Dasha Chernova and included performances by Emmanuel Becerra, Dasha Chernova, Ashley Rose Tandberg, and Nitzia Vieyra.
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The evenings program included:
Separate, danced by Dasha Chernova, choreographed by Ashley Tandberg, music by Dinah Washington & Max Richter
Duet, danced by Nitzia Vieyra and Emmanuel Becerra, choreographed by Emmanuel Becerra, music by Ludovcio Roncalli
Eat Your Chicken, created and performed by the Company, directed by Nitzia Vieyra
Remapping the Compass, danced by Nitzia Vieyra, choreographed by Ashley Tanberg, music by Balmorhea
Meet Sexy Single, danced and choreographed by Dasha Chernova
Sticks and Hats, performed by the Company, direction and décor by Ruth Grauert, music by J.S. Bach: Chaconne from Partia in D minor