Atlanta Contemporary And Dance Canvas Partner To Provide Space For Dance Artists

The Residency program began this summer and the final presentations will be this weekend.

Courtesy of Dance Canvas/Atlanta Contemporary

The Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas have partnered to provide time and space to dance artists in metro-Atlanta. A goal of the initiative is to support and amplify diverse voices.

The residency for the choreographers and dancers allows them enough space to perform and practice within safety guidelines.  In order to accommodate the safety of the artists, solos and duets have been created in order to adhere to social distancing regulations.

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Atlanta Contemporary executive director Veronica Kessenich and Dance Canvas executive artistic director Angela Harris.

2020 Resident Choreographers:

Jessica Bertram – Dancer/Choreographer; Graduate of Emory University
Perlizbeth De Leon – North Carolina Dance Project (Recent Choreography Residency)
Xavier Demar – Artist’s Sandbox (NYC); Instructor/Choreographer (ATL, NYC)
Xavier Lewis – Educator/Choreographer (Dance Director at Grayson High School)
Tamara Irving – Disney’s The Lion King – US National Tour & Germany
Danielle Swatzie – I.L.L. Artist in Residence: T.Lang Dance; Graduate of University of the Arts
Thulani Vereen – Graduate of Spelman College/Spelman Dance Theatre
Nadya Zeitlin – Founder, Bautanzt Here

Their final presentations are on Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.