SCDT SEASON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE SPRING 2019
Tyler Rai is an improvisor, dancer, and collaborative artist currently based in Amherst, Massachusetts (Nipmuck/Pocumtuc territory). She creates performances to dialogue with the more-than-human; including rivers, mountains, and the ghosts of melting glaciers. She has performed in the works of K.J.Holmes, Emily Johnson/Catalyst, Bouchra Ouizguen, Athena Kokoronis/Domestic Performance Agency, Mina Nishimura, and is the instigator of the temporal collective, Hungry Mothers. Her works have been performed in fields, abandoned cabins, river-edges, aboard SWALE - a barge and floating food-forest in Sunset Park, and most recently at Judson Memorial Church (NYC). She has been an artist-in-residence at The Domestic Performance Agency, Earthdance, RedHorse Studios, The Sable Project and has guest taught at Middlebury College and UMASS Amherst. She received her BA from Bennington College and is a certified Tamalpa Life/Art Practitioner.
As part of her residency at SCDT, Tatyana offered a workshop, Singing The Fulcrum, and presented work TIDAL with collaborators Marisa Clementi, Pareena Lim, Rebeca Medina, Emily Moore, and Jules Skloot.
"It was an absolute dream to be a guest at SCDT. I loved sharing my practice through the workshop and class. Even though both were small, everyone was engaged and it was generative for me. The showing was magical. I wish we could have done another."
WRITING ABOUT TIDAL BY HUANG BANYI & TINGYING MA
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