Creative-In-Residence 2017 Program
EXPLORE DANCE & ART WITH CREATIVE-IN-RESIDENCE LAURA ANN SAMUELSON
Laura Ann Samuelson, a choreographer, dancer, and teacher of performance, is the DAM’s current creative-in-residence. Our creative-in-residence program showcases local creatives working across a range of disciplines and promotes active opportunities for our visitors to actively participate in the creative process of our residents.
VISIT & PARTICIPATE
Visit the museum in July and August, 2017, and join Laura Ann as she creates unexpected opportunities for visitors to discover new ways of perceiving. Laura Ann will be live in the galleries and working with the public. Watch for her working in the galleries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Laura Ann makes dances that investigate how human states of being and their external environments bump up against, converge, and transform one another. She produces original work under the name Hoarded Stuff Performance and has collaborated with groups such as Joanna and the Agitators, square product theatre, Buntport Theater Company, and Screw Tooth Theater Company. Her work has been performed in alternative venues such as swimming pools, warehouse spaces, art galleries, and loading docks. Laura Ann is a three-time recipient of the Encore! Performance Award at the Boulder International Fringe Festival, and has shown her work in Colorado, California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Germany, Sweden, and France. She was named one of Colorado's most creative minds in Susan Froyd's 100 Colorado Creatives Series in Denver's Westword (2014). She has been an artist-in-residence at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Dance Initiative (Carbondale, CO) and at SKOGEN arts (Gothenburg, Sweden).
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Through this series, local creatives from a variety of disciplines push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!
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The Denver Art Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of creative-in-residence programs from March 2015–May 2016. These creatives have included a composer, a conceptual artist, a floral artist, and a hip hop group with each residency providing unexpected, surprising, and playful experiences. Download our recently released report (PDF) to discover more about this two-year project exploring how the art museum can work in collaboration with the local creative community to transform visitor experiences.
Visit the museum in July and August and join Laura Ann as she creates unexpected opportunities for visitors to discover new ways of perceiving. Watch for her working in the galleries on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. More