Photo credit: Rocío Ramos

The McKnight International Choreographer program invites one international choreographer each year to spend time in residence in Minnesota, collaborating with Minnesota dance artists and showcasing new work.

2019 McKnight International Choreographer Galia Eibenschutz

Choreographer and performance artist Galia Eibenschutz (Mexico City) has been named the 2019 McKnight International Choreographer. She will be in residence in the Twin Cities and Winona from September 20 – October 18. She will teach workshops, participate in community events, and create a new work for expressly for HIJACK (Kristin Van Loon & Arwen Wilder) and Dancers to be premiered at The Cedar Cultural Center.

Galia Eibenschutz is a dance and multimedia artist who has developed a unique body of performance work grounded in improvisation, that combinesdance and visual art in an original way. By melding movement and drawing, her distinctive techniques register the passing of time and movement, as well as the presence of the human body and its projection within architectural space.

 Please join us in welcoming Galia Eibenschutz to Minnesota.

 

Drawing and Movement class with Galia Eibenschutz. Reporte de actividades: Gersaín Piñón. CEPRODAC 2015.

 

RESIDENCY EVENTS

WORKSHOPS

Galia Eibenschutz has developed an experimental research on the interaction between drawing and body movement, and she has created exercises that create links between the act of drawing and moving our body. In her workshops, the body functions as a drawing tool and the drawing as movement notation. Participants develop visual memory, body awareness, and the notion of space-time.Workshops are for anyone interested in exploring links between drawing and movement. 

REGISTER HERE

Drawing and Movement Workshops
The Cowles Center, Studio 5B | 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fee: $5.00
Saturday, September 21 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday, September 28 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday, October 5 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Saturday, October 12 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM

The White Page 3400 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 
Monday, September 30 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM

The Water Bar 2518 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Monday, October 7 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM

For all workshops, space is limited. Pre-registration strongly recommended.
All movers welcome; dance experience not required.
Required: Wear comfortable clothes that allow movement and can get dirty.

REGISTER HERE

EVENTS           

ARTIST CONVERSATION with Galia Eibenschutz
Free
Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Auditorium 150 | 2501 Stevens Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Monday, October 14 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Reception to follow.

EVENTS IN WINONA

Drawing and Movement Workshop
Valencia arts Center, Black Box Theatre | 1164 W Howard St, Winona, MN
Fee: $5.00
Thursday, September 26 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Meet the Artist Reception8:30PM - 9:30PM
Space is limited. Pre-registration strongly recommended.
All movers welcome; dance experience not required.
Required: Wear comfortable clothes that allow movement and can get dirty.
 

Artist Conversation
Informal discussion with Galia Eibenschutz
Fee: Free to the public.
Public Launch, 119 E. 3rd Street, Winona, MN
Friday, September 27 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM

 

PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, October 16 | 7:30pm
HIJACK and Dancers, Music by Katelyn Farstad
Followed by public reception 
The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454

Thursday, October 17 | 7:30pm
HIJACK and Dancers, Music by Katelyn Farstad
Followed by discussion with the artists
The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55454            

          Tickets available at www.thecedar.org

The McKnight International Choreographer program is funded by the McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center. 

Special thanks to: Thanks to Chitra Vairavan, Sharon Mansur, Daniella Briones and the Consulate of Mexico in Saint Paul, the Office of US Senator Amy Klobuchar and Ruby De Bellis.


Past choreographers include:

2018 - Impilo Mapantsula (Vusi Mdoye, Sello Modiga, Sicelo Xaba) (South Africa)

2017 - Salia Sanou (Burkina Faso)

2016 - Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar (Israel)

2015 - Gioconda Barbuto (Canada)

2014 - Osnel Delgado (Cuba)

2013 - George Stamos (Canada) and Sophiline Cheam Shapiro (Cambodia)

2012- Johan Amselem (France)


While applications are not accepted from choreographers for the McKnight International Choreographer residency, we welcome hearing from members of the Minnesota dance and arts community who might be interested in partnering with us.