Dance residencies engage with and enhance the BA, BFA and MFA curricula, featuring a variety of professional choreographers, educators, and performers working across genres (modern, post-modern, hip-hop, ballet, Bharatanatyam, jazz, tap and more.) Annual residencies range from a few days to a few weeks and take many forms. Students at all levels participate in technique classes and creative workshops, attend lectures and performance demonstrations, and perform in new pieces of choreography and repertory works. Learning from industry professionals is a formative part of the student experience at UB and has resulted in internships, summer scholarships and other career building opportunities.
Past residencies include: Entity Contemporary Dance, Urban Bush Women, Dorrance Dance, Koresh, Kimberly Bartosik / daela, Netta Yerushalmy, and Pilobolus, among many others.
Effective fall 2021, the Department is honored to welcome the Urban Bush Women dance company (UBW) for the first annual UBW Dance Residency. Over a two-week period the company will teach classes and workshops for Department and University students and will develop new work for UBW in the Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre. The collaboration between the company, the Department, and the College of Arts and Sciences helps to fulfill an educational priority, giving upcoming student-artists exposure and access to professionals in the field. Sustained engagement will not only expand opportunities for student and faculty research and creative activity, but will also bring a diverse array of artist-scholar-collaborators to interact across the College, University, and Buffalo-at-large. www.urbanbushwomen.org/about-ubw