2020 Virtual

Ardsley Residency

In 2018, the Dance Gallery began a residency program in collaboration with Catskill Arts Society for artists to develop works for the NYC Season. This residency takes place Labor Day weekend and is an all inclusive residency, offering travel from NYC, accommodations, meals, rehearsal space, and a community showing at the end. With the shifts that the world has seen since the onset of the novel coronavirus, the 2020 residency has been moved online so that we can continue supporting the development of new work in a way that is safe for creators, performers, and audiences. Please enjoy the work and behind the scenes look into creating work during this time. 

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Annalee Traylor, photo by

Annalee Traylor is a NYC based freelance creator/choreographer and educator. She is a high school graduate of UNCSA and received her BFA with honors from Point Park University. Collectively, her live work and films have been presented nationally and abroad in LA, NYC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Seattle, Rotterdam, NL, and Rome, IT, and at festivals including the Dance Gallery, Battery Dance, Los Angeles Dance, and the American Dance Festival. She has been commissioned by Voices Carry Inc., Dance Canvas, Point Park University's International Summer Dance, Periapsis Music and Dance, Texture Contemporary Ballet, REED Dance, among others. Most recently, she was named “Outstanding Choreographer” at the 2020 Youth America Grand Prix regionals. Guest artist teaching credits include: Carnegie Mellon University, Sam Houston State University, Slippery Rock University, Point Park University, Dekalb School of the Arts, and The Creative and Performing Arts High School among others.

About the work

Created in response to societies time spent in quarantine, “MISS YOU”, is a concept film that explores the act of dissociation as a coping mechanism for isolation. The Ardsley Residency provided Traylor the opportunity and support to delve into creative research centered specifically around character study/building.

Behind the Scenes


Artist Talkback

December 6th at 6:30pm

Join us for a conversation with Annalee Traylor to discuss the creation of MISS YOU. They will be joined by Astrid von Ussar of Dance Gallery Festival, Sally Wright of CAS Arts Center, and moderator Quinn Czejkowski. 



Peter Cheng

Peter Chang, photo by Jason Lam

Peter Cheng is a Taiwanese-American dance artist hailing from San Francisco, CA and received his professional training through Alonzo King LINES Ballet, ODC/SF, Visceral Dance Chicago, SBDNY | MODULE, Springboard Danse Montréal, NW Dance Project, and Yin Yue, among others. He has performed works by Caili Quan (BalletX), Flavien Esmieu (BalletBoyz), and konverjdans. As the Artistic Director of Peter & Co. his work has been presented at Center Stage Theater, ODC Theater, Broadway Performance Hall (Seattle, WA), and prominently in New York at 92nd St. Y/Harkness, Judson Memorial Church, Arts on Site, The Mark O'Donnell Theater, and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center. Peter received his BFA in Dance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, with a minor in Education & Applied Psychology.

About the work

L Ú T A L I C A is a concept-to-screen dance film that merges gesture, cultural identity, memory, and place. It is currently in development through Dance Gallery Festival’s Ardsley Residency in partnership with the Catskills Art Society.

"lútalica" (Serbo-Croatian for "wanderer")


“When you were born they put you in a little box and slapped a label on it. But if we begin to notice these categories no longer fit us, maybe it’ll mean that we’ve finally arrived—just unpacking the boxes, making ourselves at home.”

- The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. 


Behind the Scenes


L Ú T A L I C A [ W A N D E R E R ]


CONCEPT+WARDROBE - marie lloyd paspe & peter cheng

CHOREOGRAPHY+DANCE - marie lloyd paspe & peter cheng


POST-PRODUCTION - peter cheng


MUSIC - sylvian chauveau, hania rani, stars of the lid


L Ú T A L I C A [ W A N D E R E R ] was made possible through the dance gallery festival's 2020 virtual ardsley residency in partnership with the catskill arts society




IG: @wuwu828 @mmlloyd @cheng_moves @peterandco.nyc

Artist Talkback

Labor Day - September 7th at 5pm

Join us for a conversation with Peter Cheng and collaborators Marie Lloyd Paspe (dancer) and Melissa Wu (cinematographer) to discuss the creation of LÚTALICA. They will be joined by Astrid von Ussar of Dance Gallery Festival, Sally Wright of CAS Arts Center, and moderator Quinn Czejkowski.


© 2019-2020 by The Dance Gallery Festival. Created by Quinn Czejkowski

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