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Byrd-Hoffman Foundation

United States

The Watermill Center, located in Water Mill, New York, was founded by legendary theater director Robert Wilson in 1992 to support a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to the arts and to provide a fertile ground for promising young international artists to experience new forms of expression and collaborate with others from different cultural backgrounds.

Grants Awarded

2013 | Theater | United States

ACC supported the participation of artists from Indonesia in a residency program at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center to develop "R.I.T.E: A Rising in the East", an opera based on the epic conflict between the Balinese and the Dutch in early 20th century Bali. Mr. Wilson's project is co-produced by the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural foundation founded by ACC grantee Restu Kusumaningram (2004), and Change Performing Arts, a Milan-based independent production company. During the residency at Watermill, Balinese and Western artists work together on the development of an opera. The Indonesian artists invited to be a part of the residency include Rahayu Supanggah, one of Indonesia's leading composers; Desak Made Suarti Laksmi, acclaimed Balinese composer, dancer, singer, and scholar; and Nukila Amal, a widely-read young Indonesian writer. Also participating in the residency is Ms. Kusumaningram and producer/director and ACC grantee Rhoda Grauer (1996-1998), as well as renowned designer Tip Yip, whose work on Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon won an Academy Award.

2004 | Theater | Indonesia

to support the participation of theater artists Mohammad Gentille and Rama Soeprapato from Indonesia and visual artist Aniwar Mamat from China in the 2004 International Summer Program at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center in Long Island, New York

1996 | Music | Indonesia

to support the participation of Balinese music artist Sudharsana in a music and theater workshop held under the direction of Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York