Field Studies, spearheaded by Schwadron, is a creative development lab designed for emerging dance artist-scholars to workshop new projects with peer mentorship. Ranging from two to four days, up to ten participants engage in independent and collaborative studio practice that culminates in public performance and discussion. All the while, Writing Cafes support the advancement of individual publishing agendas at the intersection of scholarship and artistic practice.
"The importance of Schwadron's gathering goes beyond the individual choreographic work. The evening is a conversation, an exploration between dancers whose work shares certain aesthetics and values while differing in focus and content. Such artistic conversations should not be undervalued."
-Carrie Stern, Queensborough Community College
“As a participant of Field Studies over the years, the event has nurtured by creative process, offered a space to try out new ideas and experiments, and served in cultivating my network of dance artists and scholars around the country… With this rather rigorous schedule, the group engaged with each other’s work, found support systems and inspiration, faced their own challenges, and moved work and processes forward.”
-Ann Mazzocca, Christopher Newport University
Thank you to Florida State University’s School of Dance and the Council on Research and Creativity
Field Studies received the significant support of the Arts and Humanities Program Enhancement Grant