Maine
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Subcircle

In 2014 Scott McPheeters, with Niki and Jorge Cousineau bought the old Shamrock Farm on Guinea Road in Biddeford, Maine to create an artists residency. Subcircle, founded in 1999, by Niki and Jorge, is a performance and installation company based in Philadelphia for the past twenty one years and has been spending summers in Maine in preparation to moving here full-time in 2021.Subcircle’s work transforms theatrical and site-specific spaces, merging dance, sound, set design, lighting and film. Whether site-specific or performance for the stage, the work aims to convey to audience and performer alike – an inseparability of performance from environment. With collaboration at its core, the company has worked with choreographer/director Carol Brown (London/New Zealand), composer Toby Twining, actor Geoff Sobelle, choreographers Darla Stanley and Gin MacCallum among others. Some of their works include Hold Still While I figure this out (2016) Thine Eyes (2013),  Only Sleeping (2010),  SEED (2011) and Still unknown (2006). Six years ago, choreographer and performer Scott McPheeters joined the Cousineau’s as a co-director and together they expanded the company’s mission to include Subcircle Residency - to give artists space and time for creative dreaming. After fundraising for four years, they were able to renovate the barn to house a beautiful studio and invite their first artists in residence in 2019. 

 

 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Niki
Job Title/Position: 
Co-Director
Physical Address: 
97 Guinea Road
Biddeford, ME 04005
Last Name: 
Cousineau
Phone: 
267-269-1449

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Film
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Year Founded: 
1999
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
10
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
New England Dance Fund Network
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient