Peter Stathas Dance is thrilled to engage with the Austin community through its first ever summer workshop. For 4 hours each day, participants will have an opportunity to take modern movement classes taught by company members of PSD, experience Peter’s collaborative choreographic process first hand, engage in artistic dialogue with one another, and observe the company in action during rehearsal.
The Barn Project was launched in September 2021 in Elkhorn, WI as the first Peter Stathas Dance residency in collaboration with the Sugar Creek Barn. This was the perfect spot for us to live into our mission of engaging and connecting with artists from different communities. It is through this project that Peter Stathas Dance hopes to establish a platform for the company to cultivate our artistic presence here in Wisconsin.
During the residency, we investigated and developed “In The Garden,” the last work-in-progress that premiered in New York City before the pandemic.
The culmination of our time at Sugar Creek Barn was a Work-In-Progress Fundraiser Showing, where both live and virtual audiences were given the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Peter’s process, inspiration, and collaboration with all of his dancers.
The hope is to turn The Barn Project into an annual residency, setting up in different locations each year and engaging with different communities. We are gearing up for the second installment of The Barn Project later this fall- stay tuned for more information!