Vermont Performance Lab
IN THE WORKS
2125 Stanley Street
a new work by choreographer Dahlia Nayar
in collaboration with Margaret Sunghe Paek & Loren Kiyoshi Dempster
plus a dim sum dinner immediately following the performance provided by Cai's Dim Sum Teahouse
DAHLIA NAYAR is an emerging dance maker who melds movement and video to create stunning dance works. Much of her work is inspired by her experience growing up outside of Chicago with parents from India and the Philippines. As an Asian American, Nayar offers a distinctive voice and point of view as she brings her hybrid identity to her performance making.
Nayar was selected to participate in the New England Foundation for the Arts' Regional Dance Development Initiative in 2007 and her works have been selected for the Venice Biennale/Danze Venezia, the Performatica Festival in Mexico, the Metro Dance/DC awards ceremony (Kennedy Center), Dance Place in Washington, DC and Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn.
VPL hosted Nayar for a creative residency in October 2012 and now in May 2013 to support a new dance work in development, 2125 Stanley Street. In this new work she will investigate questions of belonging, the challenge of creating habitat in a foreign place, and the personal embodiment of culture and cultural memory, especially in the context of home.
This residency and IN THE WORKS showing are made possible with the generous support of the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with funding from The National Endowment for the Arts Region Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies; the Vermont Arts Council and VPL's Creation Fund donors.
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Vermont Performance Lab
Vermont Performance Lab (VPL) is a laboratory for creative research and community engagement. Over the last nine years, VPL has brought artists of regional, national and international stature to the grange halls, studios and classrooms of rural Vermont through its innovative artist residency program. Last year VPL's community and education programs served more than 1,700 students, young professionals, families and seniors in Windham County through workshops, informal performances and art-making experiences. VPL often partners with local organizations to host such residencies and create meaningful connections between artists and communities.