Mascher Space Co-op
Mascher Space Co-op is an artist-run studio that provides a home for Philadelphia-based movement artists and small companies to develop and perform their work, as well as teach classes and workshops. In addition to offering affordable rehearsal space, MSC is instigator and partner in a number of beneficial programs for the Philadelphia contemporary dance community: IN FLUX Performance Series, Philly Dance COSMOS Class Series, and Current evenings of live art curated by Zornitsa Stoyanova. Co-founded by Liza Clark and Rebecca Patek in the spring of 2005, MSC has been cooperatively run since spring 2006 by a core admin team and the artists-in-residence. Mascher Space Co-op was named the “Next Collective Art Space” by the Philadelphia Weekly in March 2007, and the “Best Experimental Dance Lab” by the Philadelphia City Paper Editor’s Choice Awards in October 2007. Mascher Space Co-op has hosted more than thirty Artists-in-Residence thus far, and numerous other artists have used the space for rehearsals and performances on an hourly basis, or have participated in our programs.