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CalArts Dance opens our facilities throughout the year to incredible artists for residencies and production support. 


Joshua Rose Artist in Residence 2019 

Gerard & Kelly Fall 2018/Spring/Summer 2019

Spenser Theberge & Jermaine Spivey Fall 2018

Szalt Spring 2019 

Jermaine Spivey Summer 2019

Milka Djordjevich Summer 2019


Position 3: Spenser Theberge and Jermaine Spivy

CalArts co produced with Navel 

We are delighted to welcome back Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge in late November for the premiere of a new work, Position 3, in collaboration with filmmaker John de Menil. In this piece, the duo, accompanied by a third performer, the camera, complexifies the relationship between identity and perception by playing with the way their flesh, their projected selves and the audience’s impressions co-exist in space and time. 

Spivey & Theberge’s work is based in improvisation, and Position 3 is a multidisciplinary representation of how their spontaneous sense of performance coordinates across mediums to reveal personal truths. 

Inspired by John Cage’s words, “Every something is a celebration of the nothing that supports it,” Position 3 at once avoids and confronts, all in an effort to shine a light on the nothing that we call something.

Position 3 is a co-production of NAVEL & The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts

Modern Living: Gerard and Kelly

CalArts co produced with Gerard & Kelly

Modern Living :
Concept and choreography, Gerard & Kelly
With Matthieu Barbin, Julia Eichten, Damontae Hack, Kehari Hutchinson, Emara Neymour-Jackson, Marlène Saldana, Jasmine Sugar
Costumes, Stacey Berman
Produced by the Gerard & Kelly Foundation
With support from Fondation d’entreprise Hermès as part of its New Settings programme
Coproduced by the American Center for Art and Culture (Paris) ; CalArts – California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles) ; Centre des monuments nationaux (Paris) ; and Festival d’Automne à Paris
With support from Ville de Poissy, Service Culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux États-Unis, Fondation FLAX – France Los Angeles Exchange and Cité internationale des arts (Paris)
With support from l'ONDA
First performed on the 28th September 2019 at Villa Savoye (Poissy) with the Festival d’Automne à Paris