Expansion of Choreographers Project Residency
Susan Hess Modern Dance
Susan Hess Modern Dance (SHMD) engaged acclaimed modern choreographer Lucinda Childs and performing arts curator Simon Dove to mentor the resident choreographers of the SHMD Choreographers Project, as part of the Masters Exchange series. Established in 1984, the Choreographers Project has provided guidance and assistance for professional development in contemporary dance, as well as a collegial atmosphere for artistic exploration for Philadelphia dance artists. In 2001, the Masters Exchange was developed as a partner program bringing distinguished choreographers and interdisciplinary performance artists to mentor SHMD's resident choreographers and project alumni. During their residency, Childs and Dove offered extended, multi-day workshops with the choreographers, both individually and in a group setting.