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2024 Residency showing
in partnership with Catskill art space


Last fall, we welcomed emerging choreographer Olga Rabetskaya and her collaborators for the week-long Ardsley Choreographic Residency at Catskill Art Space. The residency offers mentorship from DGF founder and creative director, Astrid von Ussar, along with travel, room and board, and rehearsal space.

The residency brings together choreographers and collaborators for an immersive creative experience, unburdened by the logistical challenges that artists face in today’s contemporary world; increasing the deliberation and depth of the work that is created. In its sixth year, these moments have been fruitful for choreographers workshopping new dances, giving space and inspiration to create in the picturesque Catskill mountains.


Rabetskaya's residency was so fruitful and impressive that we knew we wanted to share the finished work at and with CAS. We invited her back this Memorial Day weekend and are thrilled to invite you all to see this work. Join us for the open rehearsal and culminating performance, schedule below:


MAY 24, 2024

3-5 PM


MAY 25, 2024

4 PM


Catskill Art Space, Second Floor, RIVER GALLERY

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photos by Alexandra Vainstein

Previous Awardees

About the Artist

Gianna Burright is a California dance artist who holds a BFA in Dance and an MFA in Choreography from Trinity Laban. Most recently Gianna is a 2022 Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellow, Bates Dance Festival Scholar and UCSB lecturer of Modern Dance Technique. Gianna has presented her work in fifteen different countries including locations such as the Turner Contemporary Gallery, Bonnie Bird Theatre, Waterloo East Theatre, STEPS, The Place and the International Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ZOO venues. Gianna’s credits include; UCSB Dance Company, The Improv Sessions, A Truefitt Collective, Nebula Dance Lab, Motion Theatre Dance Company, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Dev Dance Theater, Ate9, and LACDC.

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Gianna Burright 2022 Choreographer in Residence

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