Creating live performance events is the core of what we do. Driven by inquiry and experimentation, we engage projects that can encompass multiple performance iterations and span years in development. Answerable to the specific needs of the work, Khecari crafts projects in a wide range of varying formats and contexts. From sited work to occurrences on stage, work-in-progress showings to invited workshopping of material, simple offerings in public space to fully produced performance events, this is where we want to meet you, in the work. During the COVID-19 pandemic, while public performances are on pause, we are continuing to build works in a safe and behind-the-scenes way. We’re excited to share these with you when we’re able. Visit our calendar below for upcoming performances. For booking please contact us.
Currently our regular space at our Arts Partners in Residence location, Indian Boundary Cultural Center, is closed to rehearsals. Normally we hold Open Rehearsals at the space where we show some of our rehearsal process along with some developed work. We also invite folks in on occasion to witness the rehearsal process in an informal manner. Check out our calendar for when we’re able to schedule regular events again, and let us know if you would like to learn more about witnessing our rehearsal process.
Normally we lead a regular movement series called MOTOR at Indian Boundary Cultural Center and frequently pop up with workshops and classes in other locations. We’re currently working on rescheduling and alternate outdoor formatting possibilities for the MOTOR series. For updates check our calendar; for booking please contact us.
In our art-making, we have practiced an attention to questioning and re-thinking, to care in our crafting and integrity in our relationships. We seek to bring this same mode of attention to how we offer auditions. We mean to present them as a community offering, a free workshop that is a respectful, and positive, and safe(r) space . There are no numbers pinned on. There are no cuts. It is people dancing together. It is a chance to meet each other and learn a bit about how we like to move. We craft auditions considering the needs of the work we’re currently undertaking, but often offer auditions regardless of our hiring needs, as a way of connecting with the community. Be in touch with the Artistic / Executive Directors if you have questions.
We offer an internship that focuses on the administration and production management activities of a small project-based dance company. The program balances exploring the individual intern’s interests with the daily realities of running a nonprofit. We operate as a team in the office and believe in hard work and total respect for our workers (the intern is not a coffee lackey). Three hours per week for six months, the program offers direct mentoring with both Artistic / Executive Directors and hands-on experience in everything necessary to bringing the work to the stage, including grant writing, fundraising, marketing, graphic design, production management, and documentation. We’ve long felt that having it operate as work-trade rather than be a paid position could discriminate against some interested people and cater to financial privilege. In the past we’ve been unable to convince funders to back a program that has few recipients, though we believe strongly in the power of a direct mentorship model. We’re taking the step now to commit to only offering this program when the interns can be paid at the same equal rate everyone else at Khecari receives. If you would like to apply, contact us.
We have volunteer opportunities ranging from ongoing needs of the company, understudying as a dancer for a project, to helping out with shows and special events. We also offer work-trade options if you would like to see a show and can’t afford a ticket. If you would like to volunteer in any of these capacities please be in touch.