Stacy Matthew Spence is a New York City based choreographer, dancer and teacher. He was born in Lake Charles, LA. and received an M.F.A from Tisch School of the Arts. Stacy danced with The Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1997-2006, and he continues to be involved with the company through teaching and the re-staging of Trisha's work. Stacy's choreography has been commissioned by Danspace Project, Eden as we recall; Tisch School of the Arts, among the scapes and fields; Edge at London Contemporary Dance School, I just wanted to be close to you; The University of New Mexico, Adjusted Space; and the OtherShore Dance Company, small earthquakes along the way. His work has been included in Ishmael Houston-Jones’s Platform: Parallels for Danspace at St. Mark’s Church, and in co/motion directed by Margaret Peak as part of Jason Moran’s Whitney Biennial: Bleed. As well Stacy has performed at The Museum of Modern Art, NY in Deborah Hay’s Blues, as part of Ralph Lemon’s One Fine Day ; and in Polly Motley and Molly Davies’ Critical State at The Helen Day Arts Center, VT . He has received grants and residencies that include Workspace Artist-in-Residence 2015-16, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NY; Manhattan Community Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY ; New York Live Arts Studio Series Residency; Artist Residency at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France ; Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. Stacy will premiere his latest work This home is us, at Danspace at St. Mark’s Church on May 18, 19, and 20 of 2017.
Contemporary Dance Practices, Continued