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Body- Space- Time- Spring Residency 

Submitted by Lisa Kwak on March 19, 2019 - 3:29pm
bst Resident, sitting at a table outside smiles at the camera
Jessica Jobaris. Photo Credit: Jens Wazel
A queer mixed- Filipinx dancer poses between two plants infront of an aqua painted wall
Angel 'Moonyeka' Langley

Last winter, the Department of Dance hosted two dance artists, Ella Mahler and Erica Badgeley through the bst Residency. This Spring, the bst Residency is supporting two additional artists: Angel ‘Moonyeka’ Langley and Jessica Jobaris.
bst is a residency offered by the UW Department of Dance designed to support local dance artist by offering the gift of space and time in our coveted spacious studios when formal classes are not in session. bst offers the opportunity to experiment, make mistakes, revise ideas, and remain focused on the creative process without the pressure that accompanies commissioned works or performance deadlines. (Learn more about bst here)
About the 2019 Spring Recipients:
Angel Alviar-Langley (aka ‘Moonyeka)is a sick and disabled queer mixed-Filipinx femme movement based storyteller who utilizes art creation, teaching organizing to realize a world that can honor and hold her communities' stories in a way that is safe, celebratory, and accountable. Their projects for 2018 included expanding WHAT’S POPPIN’ LADIEZ?! into a mentorship program for young g*rls of color and "In The White Frame", a work exploring the multi-racial experience in "post-racial" America that premiered at Northwest New Works and traveled to Risk/Reward in Portland.Moonyeka joined forces with Kapatid Kollective( 4 rad Filipinx femme artists + organizers) to bring arts + culture events for Filipinx American History Month and carve spaces so that we can better imagine and collectively develop the many ways in which Filipinxs can heal ourselves, undo interconnected systemic oppressions, and thrive. Angel also facilitates WERKSHOP and mentors LIL BROWN GIRLS CLUB.
 Moonyeka is a 4Culture Art Fellow of 2018, DANCE CRUSH selected by Seattle Dances, the 2017 Tina La Padula Fellowship recipient, Ubunye Project 2017 contributor, Mary Gates Leadership awardee and George Newsome Humanitarian scholar.
Jessica Jobaris was born in rough New Jersey, raised in boring California sunshine, and moved to rainy Seattle over 25 years ago to attend Cornish College of the Arts. Holding a BFA cum laude, she has worked with Mark Haim, Scott/Powell Performance, KT Niehoff/Lingo Dance Theatre, and Maureen Whiting Co. She has been guest instructor/artist at Dock 11 (Berlin), Arts Monastery (Italy), University of Utah, Cornish College, Seattle Pacific University and Velocity Dance Center.  Previously she was artistic director of two emerging dance companies receiving city, state, and corporate sponsorship. She has taught, performed and toured internationally throughout the US, Canada, and EU. After a few years abroad, she returned to Seattle in 2010 to launch Jessica Jobaris & General Magic, a dance-theatre company, dedicated to nurturing artistic risk and creating community connection through dance, yoga and movement therapy. Her most recent evening-length choreography, A Great Hunger, was fully commissioned by On the Boards, in Seattle, for the 2016-2017 season. For the past 20+years, Jessica has, and continues to, explore dance/movement as a practice for experiencing freedom.
Past Recipients: 
·       Dayna Hanson
·       Amber Willett
·       Petra Zanki
·       Michael O'Neal Jr 
·       Alice Gosti
·       Kim Lusk
·       Coleman Pester and Ethan Folk 
Bst is partially funded by Tim Summers.