Programs

Philadelphia/Poland Dance Artist Exchange

Mascher Space Coop is continuing the Philadelphia/Poznań artist exchange, an outgrowth of the program begun by Dance/UP and Stary Browar in 2012. In June, Stary Browar Art Center (Poznań, Poland) invites Philly based choreographers for a study visit to Poland. In September, we will host Polish artists in Philadelphia.

In 2015, we sent Philadelphia dance artists Gabrielle Revlock and Zornitsa Stoyanova (Mascher member 2006-2010 and again 2016 to present) on exchange to Poland in June. They spent three weeks participating in festivals, workshops, and studios with many Polish choreographers and interdisciplinary artists.

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Photo by Kathryn Raines

Fresh Juice

Mascher’s annual artist in residence show, featuring finished dances by Mascher members and juice freshly squeezed for the audience. For the past two years Mascher has received theater rental subsidy from The New Stages for Dance Initiative, a program of Dance USA/Philadelphia. This has offered the opportunity for Mascher members to show their work at higher production values than is possible at Mascher’s home studio. In 2011 Fresh Juice shared a bill with the Requisite Movers at the Performance Garage. In 2012 Fresh Juice shared a bill with Carbon Dance Theater at the Christ Church Neighborhood House.

InFlux

A low-tech, works-in-progress show for Philadelphia and New York choreographers, chosen by lottery. The artists show work in both cities, broadening their audience base and creating networking opportunities in a new city. Performances take place at thefidget space in Philadelphia and at Center for Performance Research in New York.  INFLUX performances offer the audience a window into the choreographer’s artistic process through moderated discussions following each piece.

Monster Mayhem

A free night of madness that feels like an art party.
A low-to-no tech celebration that happens twice a year.

At Monster Mayhem, the ideas you nixed as too boring, too wild, too messy, too naked, too lazy, or too weird are just right.

You are already good enough, so wanna show something? contact: christina@mascherdance.org

Workshops

As a membership perk, artists in residence receive subsidized training with master teachers. Previous master teachers include: Katsura Kan, Miguel Gutierrez, Kira Kirsch, Luciana Achugar, Shannon Murphy and Deborah Hay.

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Many Mascher Programs are continually being invented and reimagined by current members. Some programs are no longer with us.

 

PAST PROGRAMS

InFlux

Low Lives 

Low Lives is an international festival of live performance-based works transmitted via the internet and projected in real time at multiple venues throughout the U.S. and around the world. Low Lives examines works that critically investigate, challenge, and extend the potential of performance practice presented live through online broadcasting networks. These networks provide a new alternative and efficient medium for presenting, viewing, and archiving performances.

New Voices in Live Performance

Mascher was invited to curate two evenings of dance at Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn.
"No Translation" by Antonia & Artists. Photo by Hilary Brashear, 2014.

“No Translation” by Antonia & Artists. Photo by Hilary Brashear, 2014.