Check our Calendar for opportunities to engage with Performance Residencies Participants at Mana.

Kyle Marshall Choreography
Vicky Chow
Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company
Wavefield Ensemble

Camila Cañeque, Mar.–Apr.
Sophia Park, May–Jun.

Quenton Stuckey

Mana Performance Residencies Participants

CURRENT Residents

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January 2019–January 2020

Kyle Marshall is a 2018 NY Dance and Performance “Bessie” Jury Award recipient and a New Jersey State Council of the Arts Fellow. His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography, sees the dancing body as a site for celebration, an igniter of social change, and a container of history, and has performed at venues including: Jacob’s Pillow, Actors Fund Arts Center, and NYC Summerstage.

Photo: Courtesy of David Gonsier and KMC Colored Actors Fund

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Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company has performed worldwide and is recognized as one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the dance-theater world. In short intervals over the next two years, the company will use space at Mana Contemporary to map out their newest work, to be presented at the Park Avenue Armory in 2020.

Photo: Courtesy of Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company



Organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman, dance group AUNTS activates unlikely parts of Mana Contemporary’s Jersey City campus—including galleries, hallways, lobbies, offices, and studios—as sites for public performance and research. In addition, the group shares the space with other artists and collectives, negotiating shared presentation and production.

Photo: Courtesy of New Museum



Wavefield Ensemble is a collective of musicians focused on the music of now, dedicated to performance at the highest level, innovating the nature of live music performance, and actively engaging in educational activities aimed at inspiring the next generation of performers.

Past Residents

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January–February 2019

Canadian pianist Vicky Chow, described as “brilliant” by the New York Times, prepares for her upcoming performances in The Stone Series at The New School. While in residence, Chow will present documentation of her process digitally, and in public open rehearsals.

Photo: Kaitlin Jane Photography

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September–October 2018
In partnership with Secret Project Robot

Quenton Stuckey, the first resident in Secret Project Robot’s Mana Contemporary program, examines traditional and alternative methods of healing in relation to the body, using movement and music to examine the connections between memory and imagination.

Photo: Paula Court


November–December 2018  
In partnership with Secret Project Robot                                                      

Choreographed by artistic directors Matthew Perez and Cain Coleman, ColemanCollective’s Second Act was developed at Mana Contemporary in close collaboration with artist Myssi Robinson. Together, the trio produced an interactive set that both stands alone in a gallery and adds to the performance.

Photo: Marisol Diaz-Gordon