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PHOTO: Fernando Maneca

CONTEXT:
About BAX


Making Sure That One Person Will Never Speak for Everyone: 25 years of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange


11/21/2016 | by PAUL KETCHUM | CULTUREBOT

"BAX’s 25th anniversary is a timely reminder that institutions, when run by passionate, generous people, can accomplish unique things in our ever-changing communities. BAX has been a hub for Brooklyn’s performance community for 25 years and shows no signs of slipping into the always growing fetid retention pond of institutional mediocrity. Maybe it’s the vigor of its staff headed by Warshaw, or maybe it’s the effervescence of the student performers, or maybe it’s the ever surprising work produced by its space grantees and Artists-in-Residence. But it’s most likely the exchange between all of these that keeps BAX the vigorous, vibrant community that it is."

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PHOTO: Corey Tenold for The New York Times

CONTEXT:
Interview with Former Artist In Residence (AIR)

Faye Driscoll’s Tingling Force Field With the Dance Audience


11/15/2016 | by SIOBHAN BURKE | THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Ms. Driscoll, a Los Angeles native, grew up being encouraged to pursue her dream of dancing professionally. (Her parents were both performers.) She attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University before joining the Doug Varone Dance Company. But she found herself questioning that path (“it felt choiceless in some ways”) and took time off.

She moved to the Bay Area and got a job at a movie theater. Within a few years, though, a residency at Brooklyn Arts Exchange drew her back to New York, where she quickly established herself on the contemporary-dance scene."


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PHOTO: Jordan Rathkopf

CONTEXT:
About BAX Artist In Residence

Body language: Mother-daughter dance closes language barrier


11/15/2016 | by JULIANNE CUBA | BROOKLYN PAPER

"A Ditmas Park performer is using a new theater piece to bridge her family’s generational — and linguistic — divide. Haruna Lee, who speaks very little Japanese, and her mom, Aoi Lee, who speaks very little English, will take the stage together for “Communing with You,” which combine the traditional Japanese dance-theater style known as Butoh with contemporary moves."

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PHOTO: William Alan

CONTEXT:
About BAX

“A current gaining more wave:” 25 Years of Artist Development at Brooklyn Arts Exchange


11/1/2016 | by JESS BARBAGALLO | THE BROOKLYN RAIL

"Upon entering the bright red doors of Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) located at 421 Fifth Avenue, it is not uncommon to see a bevy of baby strollers—the quintessential Park Slope trademark—before ascending the stairs to be greeted at the reception window."

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PHOTO: Madeline Wall

CONTEXT:
Youth Education

A+ after-school programs


August/September 2016 | by HANNAH DOOLING | TIME OUT NEW YORK KIDS

Expressive kiddos get expert instruction on various forms of dance and theater at BAX's studios in Park Slope.

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PHOTO: Madeline Wall

CONTEXT:
Youth Education


ART Profile: Brooklyn Arts Exchange


July/August 2016 | by JACKSON CHEN | THE HOOK MAGAZINE

The trendy Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn is forever alive with rhythmic drumming and feet thumping radiating from the corner building of 5th Avenue and 8th Street. The curious may glance up, but for the ones in the know, it's the beloved Brooklyn Arts Exchange, where different disciplines collide and form a vibrant artistic pulse.

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PHOTO: Whitney Browne

CONTEXT:
Performance at BAX

"Her Fishtrap": a reflection from Ni'Ja Whitson


06/28/2016 | by NI'JA WHITSON | INFINITE BODY

Her Fishtrap

Cold jar swings
from the ceiling.
Coating
its translucence
interior
thick
off white spill.
A residue
memory, and time.

It is another of McGregor’s portals.


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Tanisha Christie
PHOTO: JD URBAN

CONTEXT:
About BAX

Making Diversity Happen


006/23/2016 | by BRIAN McCORMICK | GAY CITY NEWS

"BAX may not share in the glory of world premieres, but its diaspora of artists is renowned. It has become a leading incubator for professional dance, theater, and performance artists to develop their work — and was recognized in February with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. "

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Marya Warshaw, Paloma McGregor
PHOTO: Fernando Maneca

CONTEXT:
About BAX

Community Profile: Brooklyn Arts Exchange

06/17/2016
by JAIME SHEARN COAN in Conversation with MARYA WARSHAW | DANSPACE PROJECT INC

"It is not uncommon for an artist participating in one of BAX's program to return in another capacity, whether Artists-in-Residence, Space Grant Recipients, Teaching Artists, Artist Advisors..."

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Parent/Artist
PHOTO: Margaret Sunghe Paek by Ian Douglas

CONTEXT:
About BAX

Park Slope Nonprofit Gives Artists Raising Young Children a Helping Hand


02/05/2014 | by LESLIE ALBRECHT | DNAinfo

"It was really productive, not only in terms of reporting on the grant but in figuring out how to sustain working in the arts while being a parent," Westwood said. "It taught me that the way you figure it out is that you just have to do it."

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PHOTO: Iquo Essien

CONTEXT:
Performance at BAX

LOVE |FORTE: A Collective's Memory Witholdings


05/05/2013 | by A. NIA AUSTIN-EDWARDS | THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST

"LOVE|FORTÉ, A Collective's Memory Withholdings opens with Marjani Forté, face powdered white, curled under a table. The work goes on to engage the audience in a journey of memories -- a woman with no name, garlic and onions, Mississippi River flooding, vegetable picking, cooking, and more. In the process they fill the space, the Theater at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and create a series of worlds within.

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Eva
PHOTO: Susan Kraft for the NYPL

CONTEXT:
About BAX

The Dance Oral History Channel:
Marya Warshaw Interview, Excerpt


03/19/2012 | by EVA YAA ASANTEWAA | NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

"In this opening segment of the interview (approximately 48 mins.), Marya Warshaw describes her parents and family background as well as important early teachers and mentors in her life including June Finch. She remembers studying at the New Dance Group studio and working with Charles Weidman. Warshaw describes the social and cultural climate of her childhood and her appreciation of the diverse creative education she received.

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YouthWorks
PHOTO: YouthWorks rehearsal by Fernando Maneca

CONTEXT:
Youth Education

YouthWorks Celebrates 20 Years


05/2011 | by Hannah Maria Hayes
Lifetime Learners (Dance Magazine & Dance Teacher)

The coaches help guide the creative process. They’re not teaching in a traditional sense or imposing personal aesthetics on the work, says Donna Costello, YouthWorks coordinator and director of BAX’s Dance Performance Workshop. “Supporting a young person’s imagination is incredible. Anyone can have an idea but to have it realized is an incredible, important thing to learn,” she says. “With Youthworks, adults are supporting that. In that beautiful naïve way, the young artists realize that they can do anything they want.”

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Shannon
PHOTO: courtesy of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange

CONTEXT:
About BAX

BAX Upstart Festival Curators Discuss Standout Choreography


03/03/2011 | by CARRIE STERN | BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE

"So you moved to New York last spring. You just graduated from college; maybe you have an MFA in dance in your pocket. You managed to find a room, probably in Brooklyn, unless you live with your parents, and a job to pay the rent. But you want to make dances. That’s why you came here, to be a choreographer. But how to start?"

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Nami
PHOTO: courtesy of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange

CONTEXT:
Performance at BAX

Nami Yamamoto


11/17/2008 | by JIM DOWLING | DANCE MAGAZINE

"Nami Yamamoto’s the last word was PAPIREPOSE defies attempted explanations. The stark, uncompromising product of a two-year BAX residency takes form as a procession of scenes with evocative names like “a visitor in my window” and “a pair of steep eyes.”"

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Allison
PHOTO: Richard Termine for The New York Times

CONTEXT:
Performance at BAX

Fantasy All Tangled Up in Allison Farrow's 'Tiny Open Sky'


04/25/2006 | by CLAUDIA LA ROCCO | NEW YORK TIMES

"So the philosopher Paul Virilio, the speedster Craig Breedlove and the film star Marlene Dietrich walk into a bar.
O.K., not a bar — a studio, where they spend the next two years getting scrambled through Allison Farrow's imagination, along with some film, åç movement and lots of mystifying monologues. What comes out is "Tiny Open Sky," performed by Arturo Vidich and Ms. Farrow on Saturday at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope, where Ms. Farrow is coming to the end of a two-year artistic residency."


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CONTEXT:
Marya Warshaw is quoted on the dance field's migration to Brooklyn.

Dance's Vanguard Stakes Out Brooklyn


4/01/2005 | By ERIKA KINETZ | NEW YORK TIMES

"A lot of younger people live in the outer boroughs, particularly in Brooklyn," said Marya Warshaw, 53, the director of the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, who has been presenting dance in the borough since 1991. "They are interested in going out to see things where they live, and there's less stigma attached to traveling to Brooklyn than when I was younger."

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Melissa Briggs Dance and Nami Yamamoto
PHOTO: Angela Jimenez for The Brooklyn Rail

CONTEXT:
Performance at BAX

Emerging Choreographers: Melissa Briggs Dance and Nami Yamamoto


04/01/2004 | by LAURA BARCELLA | THE BROOKLYN RAIL

"Melissa Briggs has a thing for trains. While the Brooklyn-based choreographer, who is currently an artist-in-residence at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) in Park Slope, doesn’t state this explicitly in conversation, it’s implicit in her work, where trains play a significant role both in her CityStory (2002) and in her latest work The Book Project. Here, trains link three very different, but equally fascinating pairs of classic literary characters. “Trains have a really interesting part; they’re a symbol of industrialization,” says Briggs. “As these scenes move [chronologically] through time, it’s what ties them together.”"

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Melissa
PHOTO: Courtesy of the Artist

CONTEXT:
Performance at BAX

Women at Risk


04/30/2002 | by DEBORAH JOWITT | THE VILLAGE VOICE

"The hardy Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) has a history of presenting bold new work. Melissa Briggs's in-progress Citystory certainly deserves both adjectives. Her dancers (Kelly Bartnik, Donna Costello, Toni Melaas, and Mindy Nelson) have the look of apprentices in a society they're just beginning to understand. Their eyes are blackened, and each has a black line running from under her chin to the neckline of her maroon outfit. Their dancing is loose, but strong and clear."

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Marya
PHOTO: Jay Muhlin for The Village Voice

CONTEXT:
About BAX

Incubator Space


04/24/2001 | by MARYA WARSHAW | THE VILLAGE VOICE

"Since 1991 BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange has awarded 10 artist-in-residence grants and 56 space grants totaling more than 6000 hours of space to create dance. When the recipient artists, all of whom also had opportunities to present their work during their residencies, are asked what is most important to them, they name space, time, support, and a safe place to take risks."

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PHOTO: Andrea Mohin for The New York Times

CONTEXT:
About BAX

DANCE; A Plie Grows in Brooklyn


1/23/1994 | by JENNIFER DUNNING | THE NEW YORK TIMES

"During the day, the studios may be filled with performers rehearsing for a show or children learning how to dance. In the office, a space partitioned off the small lobby, a woman is likely to be working on a newsletter or meeting with dancers, musicians or producers. At night, the larger of the two studios becomes a little theater, simple but well equipped, for programs of dance, music and theater by artists from the neighborhood, the city and beyond. One night, a dancer and a violinist may be found winding around each other in a dreamlike collaborative duet; another night, a comedian may be found portraying a dithering fund-raiser gone amok."

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