Young Artist Residency Program 2012
Bearnstow’s Young Artist Residency Program is designed to give selected young dancers a summer of total contact with good dance and to give Bearnstow a cadre of capable assistants who can “put their hand to anything.” While the basic job is housing maintenance and KP, our young artist residents have designed programs and promotional material, conducted research, composed sound scores, choreographed their own works, and created dance videos. The artistic calibre of our young artists speaks well not only for the institutions from which they come but also for the Bearnstow image of the renaissance dancer. Nitzia Vieyra (update) After four previous residen­cies at Bearnstow, Nitzia returns to present a concert of her own works on August 3, 2014. She is a graduate in dance from the University of Colima, Mexico (2012), and now lives on Morelia, Mexico, teaching and performing.
Emmanuel Becerra (update) returns in 2014 for his third summer at Bearnstow. He is also a graduate of the Uni­versity of Colima. He danced with the FoBos dance com­pany in Colima and with the José Limón Company as a guest dancer touring in Mexico and the U.S.
Tyler Rai (update) returns to Bearnstow for the second time in 2014. She is a gradu­ate of Bennington College and currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where she is just completing a a 10-month contemporary dance program at TanzFabrik in Berlin.
Ashley Tanberg is a dance student at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She is a recipient of the Michele Rusinko Dance Scholarship and is a member of Carrie Lande’s Minneapolis-based dance company, Live Wire.
Dasha Chernova is formerly from Russia and is now a dancer, writer, and visual artist in San Francisco. She studied writing and journal­ism at the Ural State Univer­sity in Russia before moving to the U.S. Her training has included butoh, contempo­rary dance, ethnic dance, and theater.


Tea Party at Parker Pond

The Final Concert of the Season was held on September 1, 2012, in Bearnstow Hall.

The evening opened with a dance video by Dasha Chernova and included performances by Emmanuel Becerra, Dasha Chernova, Ashley Rose Tandberg, and Nitzia Vieyra.

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The evening’s program included:

Separate, danced by Dasha Chernova, choreographed by Ashley Tandberg, music by Dinah Washington & Max Richter

Duet, danced by Nitzia Vieyra and Emmanuel Becerra, choreographed by Emmanuel Becerra, music by Ludovcio Roncalli

Eat Your Chicken, created and performed by the Company, directed by Nitzia Vieyra

Remapping the Compass, danced by Nitzia Vieyra, choreographed by Ashley Tanberg, music by Balmorhea

Meet Sexy Single, danced and choreographed by Dasha Chernova

Sticks and Hats, performed by the Company, direction and décor by Ruth Grauert, music by J.S. Bach: “Chaconne from Partia in D minor”