This year, the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research awarded two graduate students, two undergraduate students, one faculty member, and one staff member week-long residencies through our partnership with Danspace Project. Due to the global pandemic, we have had to postpone the 2020 residencies although we look forward to supporting these artists in some way later this year. Read about the 2020 MUSE recipients and their research below!
Morgan Burns is a recent graduate of Tisch Dance. Her work indulges in the sublime and surreal, and implores the use of movement to explore reciprocity as a means of feeding the earth and soul. She will re-imagine three works during her residency: School of 2 (2018), A Tree Named Kevin (2019), and The Persistence of Flowerhood (2020). She hopes to both overwhelm and discover just exactly what cyclical and simultaneous time in nature hold.
Lindsay Carpenter is a graduate student in the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing. Her project, Anatomy of Language, will explore what happens when you break words down to the way they sound and take meaning away from language. This will be her second time participating in the MUSE Residency!
Genevieve Hoeler is an Administrative Aide at Tisch Dance. Serving as a director, she and her team will research a theatrical dance piece that retells Nathaniel Hawthorne’s "The Hollow of the Three Hills."
Britney Ngaw is currently a student in the department of Undergraduate Film & Television. Britney will be researching narrative structures, as they are specifically applicable to film, through a rectification process (multiple distillations) entailing recreations of a film with increasing restrictions. The experiment will eliminate special effects by applying the rules of the Dogme 95 filmmaking movement that intend to focus filmmaking on storytelling and acting.
Cari Ann Shim Sham
Cari Ann Shim Sham is an Associate Arts Professor, Dance & Technique, who will be researching the movement capabilities of an inflatable sea anemone prototype, to inform the development of a choreographic score for our installation Ethyl's Siren Song. More on Cari Ann and her works can be found on her website.
Nuntinee Tansrisakul and Yuguang Zhang
Nuntinee Tansrisakul is a graduate student in the Department of Interactive Telecommunication within Tisch Institute of Emerging Media. Together with Yuguang Zhang (ITP, Performer, Creative Technologist), Nuntinee will be researching participatory performance by facilitating a network system to create new interactions, counterpoints, and immersive experiences.