Dresher Ensemble NEA 2019 Work Samples
This compilation video (total length 12:42) contains five short excerpts, the first from a work created during a previous cycle of the Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency Program (DEAR) followed by excerpts from the work of four artists/ensembles who are current Resident Artists in our 2019-2020 cycle of residencies.
Work Sample #1: 00:07 – 03:09
Excerpt from past DEAR artist Seth Eisen’s work Rainbow Logic: Recorded Nov. 2016 at CounterPulse, San Francisco.
This work, a multi-disciplinary performance work exploring the life and work of the pioneering gay visual, dance/movement and puppet artist Remy Charlip, was created during Seth Eisen’s extended (6 week) DEAR residency. It premiered Nov. 2016 at CounterPulse in San Francisco to sold-out houses for the three-week run, receiving tremendous audience praise and media coverage. This multi-disciplinary collaboration is an excellent example of the kind of work that the DEAR program supports.
Work Sample #2: 03:10 – 05:53
Erika Chong Shuch, current DEAR Artist.
Excerpts From “Iron Shoes” directed and choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch. Performed by vocal ensemble Kitka, and recorded at the Ashby Stage/Shotgun Players, Berkeley, CA, May 6, 2018. This work sample shows the combined choreographic and directorial expertise of Erika Chong Shuch working with a highly accomplished female vocal ensemble.
Work Sample #3: 05:54 – 07:57
Christine Bonansea, choreographer, current DEAR Artist (2019-20). Excerpt from “OnlyHuman” (2018); recorded at Danspace (New York), Nov. 2018
This excerpt shows a small example of a solo section from a large ensemble work created by 2019-20 DEAR artist & choreographer Christine Bonansea
Work Sample #4: 07:58 – 10:41
Amadeus Regucera, current DEAR Artist.
Excerpts from “The trauma you keep safe is the pain you pass along” (2018)
Performed by Stacey Pelinka, flute & piccolo; Amadeus Regucera, composer, body performer/voice & video artist. Recorded at the “But Tell Me How it Feels” Performance Festival, SOMArts, San Francisco, May 2018.
This work sample shows the work of current DEAR Artist Amadeus Regucera, who, while trained as a modernist composer in the European tradition, is pushing the boundaries of performance by combining extended modernist instrumental performance techniques, his Filipino heritage and his powerful queer identity.
Work Sample #5: 10:40 – 12:42
“Splinter Reeds” (wind quintet & collaborators with current DEAR Artist Amadeus Regucera): Excerpt from Ryan Brown’s “Pinched” (2017). Recorded live at the 10th Annual Switchboard Music Festival, June 10, 2017, Z Space, San Francisco.
This works sample shows the expertise of the music ensemble that is collaborating with 2019-20 DEAR Artist Amadeus Regucera.