WestFest is a cutting edge curated festival presenting emerging and established movement artists in the historic Westbeth Artists’ Residence in West Village, NYC. 

The festival has two distinct programs.  


WestFest Top Floor in the Martha Graham Theater presents visionary artists in a traditional theater setting.  


All over Westbeth is the site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space.


We are looking for a diverse group of emerging & mid-career dance artists with a strong artistic vision and high-performance quality. Dancemakers should be interested in actively engaging in Westbeth's artistic community and our intimate festival setting. 


Artists from underserved communities are encouraged to apply.




WestFest is supported by the Westbeth Artists Residents Council.


Last year, thanks to Westbeth Artistic Cultural Council and its LMCC grant, we were able to surprise ALL of our choreographers (including guests, site-specific, and top floor) with a $100 artistic stipend. We value each artist involved in our festival and we want to help further the field of dance by creating fair and exciting opportunities to dance makers.

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: Jamal Jackson Dance Company

$25 - Early Submissions - Dec 15th

$40 - Regular Submissions - Jan 13th

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: mollymingeyprojects

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Company: danceTactics performance group

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Company: Li Chiao-Ping

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: Soluq Dance Theater

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Company: Amos Pinhasi

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: Louise Benkelman & Tommy Seibold

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Mailing Address:

55 Bethune St, #1118, New York, NY 10014

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