Space Where Inspiration Lives and Imaginations Open
Silo offers urban dance makers an inspiring retreat away from the stresses of city life. Artists, primarily from NYC and Philadelphia, can enjoy rare, uninterrupted time to explore, create, process, rehearse and re-energize their artistic direction. Located at historic Kirkland Farm in Bucks County (PA) which was home to ballerina Gelsey Kirkland in the ‘50s, the land has been owned by DANCE NOW producer/director Robin Staff since 1999.
Now in its 20th year, the DN Silo Guest Artist Residency is a vital part of how DN assists urban dance makers by encouraging and supporting the creation of new work. In addition to offering artists free rehearsal space to work, Silo is opening doors for urban dance makers to develop important and new relationships with Bucks County/Lehigh Valley arts presenters and educators to help advance their careers while helping to introduce this PA community to a vast spectrum of dance innovation.
NOTE on COVID-19: SILO is currently closed to the public. We will re-open once we feel that it is a safe environment for artists.
Teaching Artist Series
DANCE NOW partners with DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and the Lehigh Valley Charter School to bring emerging and established dance artists from NYC to Lehigh Valley. DANCE NOW provides the master class teachers with free rehearsal space to encourage the creation of new work, as well as paid teaching and performance opportunities in the area to offer the communities of Lehigh Valley the chance to experience a vast and diverse array of dance styles.
If you are interested in being on the teaching list for the 2021-2022 school year, contact us.
“Great partnerships such as the one we have formed with DANCE NOW are forged out of mutual interests and a desire to perpetuate the vibrant originality that exists in dance today.” Timothy Cowart, Dir. of the Dance Department at DeSales University