ASDC taught ten technique classes, a public choreography workshop, and rehearsed daily with students. A core element of the ASDC’s creative process depends upon working with collaborators. Guiding them through a rigorous interview process, ASDC collects stories and harvests gestures and movements. All the while, gathering inspiration from pop culture, current politics, art and feminist histories. The ASDC and students of the Purdue University Division of Dance collaborated on a presentation of “The Animal Corridor” (as a work in progress).
Tofte Lake Center, Ely, MN, 2016
The April Sellers Dance Collective engaged audiences in their creative process through live performances and a video blog while in residence at Tofte Lake Center in Ely, MN. Completed the first staging of “The Animal Corridor.”
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Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography, 2013
April Sellers used her time at MANCC to examine the constructs of identity through the domains of race, friendship, professional relationships, and creative partnering.
MFA Thesis/Residency Program, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin, 2013
Awarded for her research in queer performance, the week-long residence supported the development of “BIG BABY.”
Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Woodside, CA, 2013
Inspired by the surrounding Redwood forest, Sellers took refuge in nature to concentrate on various creative projects and find creative rejuvenation. Began work on “The Animal Corridor.”
Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
Invited by Curator Emily Gastineau to create a new work, “Domesticated Wild Things.” The work was later performed at the Ritz Theater, Minneapolis, MN.
Long Island University, Brooklyn NY, 2012
In collaboration with Mary Ann Wall, Red Wall Dance Theater. Began work on “Jousting.” Research included an in-depth evaluation of feminism and whether the birth control is a freedom or a male construct.