Kyle Marshall Choreography will be doing a showing of the Alice Coltrane/poetry project and initial ideas for the body rhythm/sound technology collaboration with the greater community. After the showing, there will be Q & A for the audience to offer them time to learn more about the work they are developing and express their thoughts on the material.REGISTER
For my residency, I will bring members of Kyle Marshall Choreography to collaborate on two new projects. First will be a movement/poetry collaboration with poet Edo Tastic and performer Bree Breeden to music by Alice Coltrane. This will be followed by new explorations in body rhythm and technology with sound collaboration Cal Fish.
Kyle Marshall – Artistic Director and Performer
Kyle Marshall is a choreographer, performer, teacher and artistic director of Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC), a dance company that sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Since inception in 2014, KMC has performed at venues including: Chelsea Factory, BAM Next Wave Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, Little Island, and Roulette. Kyle has received choreographic and dance film commissions from the Baryshnikov Arts Center, “Dance on the Lawn”, Montclair’s Dance Festival, Harlem Stage and THE SHED. Kyle is a recipient of a 2020 Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award and 2018 NYJuried “Bessie” Award. As a teacher, Kyle has conducted masterclasses, creative workshops, set choreography at schools including; ADF, Rutgers University, Ailey/Fordham University, Sarah Lawerence College, County Prep High School, and Bloomfield College. He is currently a Caroline Hearst Choreographer-In-Residence at Princeton University and is in residence at the Center for Ballet and Arts at NYU. Additional residencies for KMC include MANA Contemporary, 92nd st Y, CPR, and Jamaica Performing Arts Center. Kyle dances with the Trisha Brown Dance Company and has also worked with doug elkins choreography etc and Tiffany Mills. Kyle graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance and resides in Jersey City.
Bree Breeden – Performer
Bree Breeden is a freelance performing and media artist. Her choreographic and performance work has been presented at Post/Future Performance Festival in 2020, Gibney Work Up program in 2019, Embodied Spaces Festival I and II in 2018, and at Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts dance talk series in 2016. She is a dancer and the Managing Director for Proteo Media + Performance, and performs with VON HOWARD PROJECT, MICHIYAYA Dance, Kyle Marshall Choreography along with other freelance projects. She is from Cheraw, S.C. and received aBFA in Dance from Montclair State University.
Cal Fish – Musician
Cal Fish is a multi-disciplinary artist from Sea Cliff, NY currently based in Brooklyn. They graduated from Bard College with a joint degree in studio art and music. Since graduation they have shared interactive works and multi-sensory performances at galleries, diy venues, festivals, community art spaces, and public parks, including; CANADA Gallery, Governor’s Island, Flux Factory, and Peace Park. Sound as a medium for communication and user-friendly kinesthetic technologies have remained at the center of Cal’s work. They have toured extensively with various music and art projects in the U.S. and have also performed in Europe and Canada. Cal currently hosts a radio show called Anthroapology, organizes interdisciplinary art events, makes clothes out of their studio at the Living Gallery, and works in collaboration with many amazingly inspiring artists and organizers.
Edo Tastic- Poet/Visual Artist
Edo Tastic was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to his grandparents’ farm in the Dominican Republic at age two where he lived for the next six years. On his eighth birthday, he came to live with his parents and siblings in New York City. Harlem raised, he is a product of the concrete beauty and arts that surrounded him as a child. Poetry has been in his life since fourth grade, reading The New Kid on the Block. In 2017 he self-published Effects and He Was Here, both books available on Amazon. Bloomingdales commissioned 26 poems for their stores in Soho and permanently in the East 59th Street Store. He hopes to publish some of the other poetic memoirs in the BURPS Series. There are twelve BURPS altogether, six not yet published. He continues to seek opportunities to bring poetry to new heights, and create poetic experiences that are both visual and auditory. To date, Edo has released three auditory-visual poetics. Childhood Nuances, Star and Sayin’ Things. In October 2020, he produced his first independent poetic short film, Abducted: A Living Poet.
Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor’s office and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.