2017-18 | John Jay College
Kinesis Project, directed by choreographer Melissa Riker, creates large-scale, outdoor dances. Since 2005, Kinesis Project’s work has been seen in San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Vermont, Florida and in New York City. The company dances outside in sculpture gardens, universities, and parks such as The LongHouse Reserve, Battery Park, Riverside Park, Ft. Tyron, The Rockaways/Ft. Tilden, and many more. Additionally, since 2012, the company has created over 50 surprise performances all over New York City and the tri-state area as an element of the company’s earned income and outreach programming with volunteer populated flashmobs.
Residencies include: Earthdance 2006, Omi International Arts Center 2008, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center 2011, TheaterLab 2014, Adelphi University 2014, Nord Anglia International School (on going.) Kinesis Project was a 2016 CUNY Dance Initiative Resident Artist at John Jay College, 2015 LMCC Community Arts Fund grantee and was commissioned by The Brooklyn Botanic Garden for a surprise large-scale work and performances of their work Secrets and Seawalls at Omi International Arts Center. Commissions from Carson Fox and the Ephemeral Festival in 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 for large-scale outdoor events.