CATALYSTS is a rigorus 8-month residency program at The Dance Complex providing artists-in-residence hundreds of hours of studio space, mentor and peer feedback opportunities, and additional choreographic skill and arts administration development to assist the creation and producing of their work. Artists are selected as much for their budding and established talents as they are for their individual self-motivation in making dance happen in their unique ways
This year’s CATALYSTS artists are: tap dancer Ian Berg, originally from Chicago IL; street dance pioneers and teachers The Wondertwins, Billy and Bobby McClain; Artistic Director of EgoArt Inc., Nicole Pierce; jazz-loving tap dancer, vocalist and improviser Jenny Herzog; modern and classical Indian dancer/choreographer Chavi Bansal, from India. This year’s CATALYSTS are expansive in style and perspective. Through the program, they have united in mission to create art that features their collaborative nature. The works created promise to be interdisciplinary, relatable, and expressive of their unique histories and forward-thinking views.