2024 Research Residency Page

2024 Research Residency

Research Residency runs February – April 2024 in Winnipeg, MB

Serpentine Whispers Program


ARTIST PRESENTATIONS – Saturday April 20, 2024



Anaïs Bossé + Odéah Roy

Music: Danièl Roy

Film: Hannah Minuk Studio

Space: Christopher Sobczak



Elena Basford

Photography/Cinematography: Kristiane Church

Music: Indila

Mentorship: Dasha Plett



Maura García

André Bessette (Métis, French, Croatian) – collaborating dancer, performer

Maura García (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) – choreographer, dancer, director, performer, videographer

Mark Gabriel Little -composer, musician

Victoria Perrie (Métis-Cree) – collaborating dancer, performer

Citlali Solis Hernandez – collaborating dancer

Emily Solstice Tate – Host

With Facilitation by Mariana Muñoz Gomez



ARTISTIC RESPONSE – Sunday April 21, 2024

Essayist: Gislina Patterson

Visual Essayist: Azka Ahmed

With Facilitation by Mariana Muñoz Gomez
Serpentine Whispers was organized by Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s Residency Coordinator Gaby Ortiz, with Marketing, Outreach, and Graphic Design by Nat Sluis, and Organizational Direction by Director Alex Elliott.

Special thank you to Breanne Siwicki and aceartinc.

The artists who were selected for our 2024 Research Residency are Maura García, Anaïs Bossé + Odéah Roy, and Elena Basford. They will be working between February to April in three different studios across Winnipeg. They will be sharing their research to a public audience on Saturday, April 20th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at aceartinc.

We are delighted to have Gislina Patterson as the written essayist and Azka Ahmed as the visual essayist. These two artists will create artistic responses to the residency artists research, and share their work to a public audience on Sunday, April 21st from 2:00pm-4:00pm at aceartinc.

Who: Maura Garcia, Anaïs Bossé + Odéah Roy, and Elena Basford
What: Research Residency Presentation and Artistic Response
When: Saturday, April 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm + Sunday, April 21, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: aceartinc., 206 Princess Street
How much: Pay What You Can

Register for the PRESENTATION HERE

*These events will have ASL Interpretation in a physically accessible venue with gender inclusive washrooms.

The Research Residency is designed to support the kinesthetic and choreographic inquiries of artists from all disciplines engaging in dance and/or movement-based research, providing resources such as artists’ fees, studio space, and public presentation opportunities. 

Articles about the 2024 Research Residency:


Anaïs Bossé support photo
Photo Credit Hannah Minuk
Photo Credit Hannah Minuk
Photo Credit Kalogenic
Photo Credit: Josh Dookhie


About the Research Residency:

The Research Residency is an annual program designed to support the kinesthetic and choreographic inquiries of artists engaging in dance and/or movement-based research.

The residency provides resources such as artist fees, studio space, public presentation, documentation, and platforms for discussion.

The purpose of the residency is to allow for in-depth research, critical thinking, risk-taking, professional development, skill enhancement, and creative exchange.

While the Research Residency culminates in a public presentation, the program refuses the pressures of a finished product or conclusion.

*Young Lungs Dance Exchange would like to acknowledge aceartinc, Salsa Explosion studio, and Christopher Sobczak, for their contributions and support to the 2024 Research Residency.

Young Lungs Dance Exchange is a not-for-profit artist-run support organization committed to the development, creation, and presentation of contemporary dance and performance on Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

More information about Young Lungs Dance Exchange at www.younglungs.ca.

The 2024 Research Residency is made possible with the generous support of Winnipeg Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.