CIPHER a week long residency with Chris Emile.

Where: Vineyard Arts Project, 215 Upper Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, USA
Housing provided

When: July 22-28, 2018 | $500

Chris Emile is seeking dancers for upcoming commissions with LA Opera, MOCA, Opera Omaha, and No)one. Art House. The week will act as an intimate training ground/audition for future work. Each day will begin with technique class followed by workshopping new material to be shown at the end of the residency at VAP. Dancers will enjoy the luxurious property which features 10 bedrooms with individual baths, 2 huge studios, full kitchen, and vast yard space in the relaxing town of Edgartown.

12 spots available. 1 full scholarship.

Please email with brief bio and 1 min video of improvisation/choreography to be considered.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, Christopher Bordenave is an active curator, dancer, choreographer, and educator. Christopher received his formal dance education from Lula Washington, Debbie Allen, the Alvin Ailey School, and holds a BFA in Dance from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet/Dominican University BFA program as a member of the inaugural class. Professionally, Christopher has performed with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Morphoses, Luna Negra Dance Theater, and BODYTRAFFIC performing the works of master choreographers such as Nacho Duato, Idan Sharabi, Stijn Celis, Barak Marshall, and Gustavo Ramirez Sansano.

After an extensive performance career, Christopher relocated back to Los Angeles to co-found the movement collective No)one. Art House. Christopher curates and manages all programming for NOAH which include performances, collaborations with noted artists in the field (SAINT HERON, PHLEMUNS, the Music Center) education opportunities, and other interactive events such as improv jams, film screenings, and discussions. Christopher’s choreographic efforts oscillate between the concert and commercial dance worlds. Working with artists such as Solange Knowles, Kelela, Anderson Paak, Mayer Hawthorne, Tuxedo, Empress Of, and The Assembly Dance.

Additionally, Christopher is an active repetiteur for the work of Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. He has assisted/staged Gustavo’s work on Opera Omaha, the California Institute for the Arts, the Windward School, and Chicago Opera Theater. Christopher also frequently teaches at universities such as CalArts, Loyola Marymount University, Pomona College, and UC Irvine.

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