photo by Ralf Hiemisch
photo by Ralf Hiemisch

Residency Dates: February 17, 2019 - March 09, 2019
Application Deadline: September 16, 2018

Hay was a founding member of Judson Dance Theater. In 1970 she moved to northern Vermont where she began a period of reflection about how dance is transmitted and presented. She now lives in Austin, TX.



Her books are:

Moving through the Universe in Bare Feet, 1974

Lamb at the Altar: The Story of a Dance, 1990

My Body, The Buddhist, 2000

Using the Sky: a dance, 2015

A film Turn Your F*^king Head, 2015

In 2009 Deborah received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Dance from the Theater Academy in Helsinki. In 2012 she was one of the inaugural group of Doris Duke Artists Awards. On May 5, 2015 she was awarded the CHEVALIER DE L’ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES.

Residency Statement:

I hope to be working on how to be still and moving at the same time and I have no idea at this moment what I mean in this. It will be terrific to make experiments with this impossible thought form using the associates for support… if they chose. Otherwise, in relation to the Associate Artists, my intention is to support each individual through coaching them in their own work if they chose.  This will either be done on a one to one basis or if the artist chooses, others can be present during the coaching sessions.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should have at least three years of making work that is primarily reliant on the intelligence of the body and how it relates to an historical, cultural, and personal understanding of performance.

Please submit a description, written by you, of one of your performances plus a statement about how you work and what you wish to develop in your process while you are in residence. A sense of community will be encouraged. Learning through practice a goal of sorts. Writing that learning will be encouraged. (.doc, .docx, .pdf)

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance. For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25

Click here to Apply!

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