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DansLab is an artist-in-residence program designed to provide choreographers, dancers, and their collaborators the opportunity to engage in the creation of new choreography or the setting of a pre-existing dance work; to offer Long Island’s dance artists, many of whom are graduates from university/college dance programs, the opportunity to work with and perform works by, national and international acclaimed artists; and to provide the public access to the artistic process during the residency through open rehearsals, informal showings, and moderated dialogues with the artist-in-residence.

Since 1982 CoDanceCo has commissioned collaborative works by 29 choreographers, 14 composers, and more than 50 dancers.  Choreographers commissioned over the years include Ann Carlson, David Dorfman, Eiko & Koma, Ralph Lemon, Susan Marshall, Bebe Miller, Mark Morris, Charles Moulton, Ohad Naharin, Doug Varone, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, among others. 

DansLab ’08
Choreographer Victoria Marks was CoDanceCo’s DansLab artist-in-residence for 2008. Ms. Marks, with the assistance of dancer/choreographer Kristen Smiarowski, set “Dancing to Music” on Long Island dancers Barbara Mordente, Colleen Murphy, Nicole Scalfani, and Lauren Alevas. “Dancing to Music” was featured on the August 20th culminating performances for the Brookhaven Community Dance Festival, DansTrax: Celebrating a Legacy of Dance.

During the Festival, CoDanceCo also presented a Dance Film Showcase featuring two of Ms. Marks’ acclaimed dance films “Outside In” and “Mothers & Daughters.”

DansLab '08 with Victoria Marks is supported, in part, by the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts and Altria Group, Inc.; with funding from the Suffolk County Community Arts Regrant Program under the auspices of the Suffolk County Alliance of Arts Councils, Steve Levy, County Executive; and with the generous donation of space by Stage Door School of Dance; Brookhaven School of Dance, Reflections Dance Academy, and the artistry of the Long Island choreographers and teachers.
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