Dance Omi International Dance Collective is a three week residency directed by Christopher K. Morgan, bringing together an international group of dancers and choreographers to explore and collaborate through dance. This artistic process is the goal of the residency: to have the time and space to create without the pressure of a finished performance.
This year’s diverse group of choreographers and dance artists bring together their varied backgrounds including modern dance, release technique, west african dance, somatic practices, holistic healing and the intersection between dance and sculpture.
Christopher K. Morgan describes the experience: ”The two most unique aspects of Dance Omi are that it brings together a truly diverse group of international dancer/choreographers and that the invited residents have the opportunity to work site specifically on Omi’s unique property.”
“Residents are invited to dance anywhere; our extensive outdoor sculpture park The Fields, the Omi barn, empty grain silos, open fields and gravel roads. It’s a fertile playground where the environment and imagination can ignite choreographic exploration.”
Dance Omi’s model for artistic process and international community building fosters an environment of creative exploration, exchange, professional opportunity and exposure, creating a vibrant arts culture locally, regionally, and internationally.
All events are free to the public.
Showing in The Fields
Saturday / August 23, 2-4 PM
The Fields at Omi
1405 County Route 22 in Ghent, NY
with artists-in-residence: Erin Crawley-Woods (Maryland), Aleksandr Frolov (Russia), Kokou Gbakenou (Togo/USA), Andrea Hackl (The Netherlands), Zoe Rabinowitz (New York), Gabrielle Revlock (Pennsylvania), Sydney Schiff (New York), Kensaku Shinohara (Japan), Osías Yanov (Argentina) and Paola Ponti – 2014 Guest Mentor, Alumni 2012 (Italy)