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Collective Thread Residency

Music: Solange's Cranes in the Sky (Kaytranada DJ Edit) [I do not have the rights nor permission to use this music.] Video Caption: Highlighting the Collective Thread Residency process with the 2019 participating artists.

The Collective Thread Residency is an extension of MADC's annual Collective Thread Dance Festival. This free residency is an incubator for BIPOC womxn dancers and choreographers ages 18+ to hone their technical skills and creative practices to develop new work through journaling, round table discussions, and movement based classes as a form of self-care. Artists are invited to complete an application to be considered for participation. The application will be available on Monday, April 18th - midnight EST on Sunday, May 29th and all applicants will be notified by midnight EST on Monday, May 30th. Eight to twelve dance artists will be chosen through lottery to build more authentic relationships with the artists & residency facilitators on June 4-5 & 11-12, 2022 11AM-2PM at Go Hard Dance Studio, 2307 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, New York, NY 10030 + Livestream Option. The residency will consist of:

  • 15 minute Mobility class

  • 75 minute Contemporary/Modern class

  • 60 minutes of round table discussion with writing prompts

  • 30 minutes of Creative Exploration through Movement (CEtM) or Mindfulness Exercises (Journaling, Drawing, or Coloring) 


Please note that all participating artists and facilitators will be required to show proof of vaccination with ID, complete a health acknowledgement form, and wear a face mask during the residency.


The purpose of the residency is to provide artists access to resources to assist in strengthening their creative voices. This residency will give womxn of color permission to heal in a safe, open space, the opportunity to share and strengthen their often silenced voices through dance, and create a platform for communities of color to have more accessibility and exposure to the kind of art that reflects their rich and varied histories and cultures. ​

The Collective Thread Residency is supported in part through a one time grant as a Dance NYC Dance Advancement Fund Runner Up.

2020 Residency Artists

Sofia Bengoa, Megan Curet, Shekoya Gordon, Sade Murray, Takiya Roebuck, Genesis Perdomo Santos, Andrea Smith, & Yasmin Venable. Click here to watch the behind the scenes of the 2020 Collective Thread Residency.

2019 Residency Artists

ChaTiqua Brown, Nia Calloway, Veronica Cheeseboro, Sara Denise, Dyandra Folks, Nikita Patel, Monica Shah, Andrea Nicole Smith, Sharayah Spruill, Courtney Stewart, Imani Michael Vieira, & Maya Simone Z. Click here for the 2019 participating artists' testimonials.

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