New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series

The Community Education Center (CEC) produced the 25th season of the New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series, a program that serves performing artists at different stages of career development. The series offers two categories of support: the New Edge Mix and the New Edge Residency. The New Edge Mix is a showcase for artists at an early stage of their development and/or who previously had few opportunities to perform, while the residency is designed for artists with substantial performance experience, who are still considered as “emerging” artists. Selected artists receive rehearsal space, a stipend, and production services for three evenings of concerts of their own work in the CEC’s Meeting House Theater, as well as a professional photo shoot and video documentation of their concert. New Edge awardees are also eligible to take part in the CEC/New Dance Alliance Exchange, a collaborative performance venture with New Dance Alliance in New York City.


Van Loon and Wilder chronicle their individual remembered experiences during the making of their collaborative dance piece Eulogy for John Kerry.

Michelle Heffner Hayes will provide context for the development of flamenco as a technique, its gendered conventions, and the standardization of its norms.

In the centerpiece of its 2014 Flamenco Festival, Pasión y Arte will presented two dances choreographed by Israel Galván, winner of the 2012 Gold Medal in Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

As we near the end of 2015, we invited Center colleagues, collaborators, and grantees to share a memorable and inspiring cultural experience.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kyle “JustSole” Clark is a dancer and choreographer with expertise in hip-hop and street dance. He is the founder and artistic director of Just Sole Street Dance Theater.

Brenda Dixon Gottschild’s Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a performance of Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe’s Let ‘im Move You, organized by Danielle Goldman.

Directing My Dancers/Directing Myself allowed Nichole Canuso to reevaluate her choreographic practice, mentoring under U.K.-based dancer Wendy Houstoun.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Anthony Fogg’s career combines performance with arts administration, and, in both aspects of his work, he is a strong champion of contemporary composers.

Bowerbird, in cooperation with the 2011 FringeArts Festival, presented the American premiere of More Mouvements für Lachenmann, and held workshops with choreographer Xavier Le Roy.

Grants & Grantees

Bowerbird is a presenting organization that showcases over 70 events annually, with a focus on raising awareness of “provocative and divergent musical traditions.”