Young Artist Residency Program 2014

See also the Young Artist Residents from 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.



Emmanuel Becerra, Evelyn Langley, Tyler Rai, Ben Grinberg, Eri Matsui, and Anabel Sagrero

Bearnstow’s 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 artist residents have designed programs and promotional mate­rial, conducted research, composed sound scores, choreo­graphed their own works, created dance videos, and have gone on to perform together in other venues. 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.
Emmanuel Becerra returns in 2014 for his third summer at Bearnstow. He is a graduate of the Uni­versity of Colima, Mexico. He studied the tango in Argentina, and has danced with the FoBos dance com­pany in Colima, and with the José Limón Company as a guest dancer, touring in Mex­ico and the United States.
Ben Grinberg is a Philadel­phia-based physical theatre artist, acrobatic choreo­grapher, actor, director and video editor. He is co-artis­tic director of the Al­manac Dance Circus Thea­tre, a Fresh Tracks artist at New York Live Arts and a resident artist at the Phila­delphia School of Circus Arts.
Evelyn Langley graduates from Knox College in Gales­burg, Illinois this year where she has studied religion and dance. She produces formal and informal per­form­ances with her college's Terpsichore Dance Collective. Her work in dance responds to both artificial and natural environments.
Tyler Rai returns to Bearn­stow for the second time. She is a gradu­ate of Bennington College and cur­rently resides in Germany where she has earned a certificate in So­matic Educa­tion and is just completing a 10-month con­temporary dance program at TanzFabrik in Berlin.
Anabel Sagrero, from Morelia, Mexico, is a gradu­ate in dance creation of the Bellas Artes, Mexico’s Na­tional Institute of Fine Arts, in Mexico City. She is also a student of janzu, a hydro­therapy relaxation method, as well as therapeutic massage and hatha yoga.
Bearnstow is pleased to announce that Eri Matsui, a young dancer from Fukuoka, Japan, will be our guest for the summer. She will be participating in the work­shops, assisting the Residents, and introducing us to Japa­nese dance and culture.



Jumpsuit Study No. 1

Presented for the Grauert-MacKenzie Workshop, Bearnstow Main Hall, July 11, 2014
Created by Emmanuel Becerra, Ben Grinberg, Molly Hess, and Evelyn Langley
Performed by Emmanuel Becerra and Evelyn Langley
Music by Jungle: “The Heat”



Directed and edited by Ben Grinberg


The Bearnstow Dancers in Concert:

On August 29, Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residents performed works developed
in the summer workshops to an enthusiastic audience at the Vienna Union Hall.

Program: back and front cover


Program: inside pages





Bearnstow Resident Artists perform with Almanac in Philadelphia

Four Bearnstow Resident Artists performed with the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre in Philadelphia on October 23, 2014, to present Harvest: New Works from Maine, Mexico, and Beyond. Our Resident Artists included Adam Kerbel, Evelyn Langley, Emmanuel Becerra, and Ben Grinberg. Bearnstow’s Day Camp instructor Molly Hess attended the performance and joined the photo.



Almanac Dance Circus Theatre: Claire Healy, Martita Abril, Nick Gillette, Molly Hess, Adam Kerbel, Evelyn Langley, Alyssa Kennamer, Emmanuel Becerra, and Ben Grinberg