Joyce Theater

The Joyce Theater Foundation Creative Residencies support the dance development efforts of choreographers as they create and prepare new work.

Designed to give choreographers the time and space to experiment in a supportive environment, the residencies focus on early and mid-career choreographers. The residencies include the following benefits:

  • 240 hours of space for research and creative development
  • The assistance of a choreographic advisor to help shape, edit, and provide feedback
  • A paid self-selected rehearsal assistant
  • The opportunity to show the work in front of an invited audience
  • $25,000 commission towards the creation of the work developed during the residency

 Kyle Abraham and Beth Gill are the recipients of The Joyce Theater Foundation’s 2017-2018 Creative Residency program.  

Learn more about the artists below.

Creative residencies are made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Kyle Abraham

2017-18 Joyce Creative Residency Artist, 2016 Doris Duke Recipient and 2015 City Center Choreographer in Residence, KYLE ABRAHAM is a 2013 MacArthur Fellow who began his dance training at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Beth Gill

Guggenheim, Doris Duke Impact, and Bessie Award winning choreographer Beth Gill has been making contemporary dance and performance in New York City since 2005. Her body of work critically examines issues within the fields of contemporary dance and performance studies, through a focused exploration of aesthetics and perception.