An acclaimed dance artist who works across genres and disciplines, Netta Yerushalmy is currently at MANCC to further solo material for her work Movement (working title) and plans to return for an ensemble residency when it is safe to do so. Yerushalmy is working with a range of movement sources that proliferate across genres, cultures, and time periods. She also looks forward to engaging in a conversation with Dr. Hannah Schwadron’s graduate research seminar via Zoom later in January.
Yerushalmy’s residency was originally scheduled for April 2020 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19. In conversation with Yerushalmy around what would be most useful to help further her work in the absence of an ‘on the ground’ residency, MANCC was able to provide support via remote means.
During the remote portion of her residency, Yerushalmy worked with her collaborators to collectively experience and process feelings and physical realities that were brought on by the crisis. Grief, confusion, and instability were often invoked. The group engaged in open improvisations in their various home spaces, geared toward thinking and coping through moving. Through this remote embodied process Yerushalmy generated movement, furthered her research on the project, and maintained a space for the cast to work together as a community. MANCC supported a two-week period with rehearsal fees, rehearsal space, and editing and archiving of rehearsal documentation.
Remote support and the solo residency are made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.
See more on Netta:
Jacob’s Pillow “10 Minutes with Netta Yerushalmy” feature