We are looking for creative choreographers who can think outside the traditional performance space.  Selected artists will have the opportunity to craft short site-specific dances for assigned sites within the famous Westbeth Artist Residence building located at 55 Bethune in the West Village, NYC.    

 

Past sights have included the inner and outer courtyards, long hallways, spiral staircases, the gallery space, the rooftop and the Martha Graham Studio (formerly Cunningham Studio Theater). 

 

2014 FESTIVAL DATES

 

  • Gala Reception: Friday, April 25th 7:30PM

  • Performance: Saturday and Sunday April 26th and 27th                Tours depart at 2PM, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3PM, 3:15, 3:30

 

HOW DOES THE TOUR WORK?

 

Once every 15 minutes a group of up to 20 audience members will be led on a guided tour throughout the building to witness a series short site specific dances by featured choreographers.

 

We ask that artist create short works (3-4 minutes) for their designated site.  Artists should be prepared to perform their work up to 6 times, once every 15 minutes. 

 

YOUR COMMITMENT

 

We require choreographers to be at all of the following meetings, rehearsals as well performance dates listed above.  Please note that as Westbeth is a residential building you may only rehearse in your site during designated rehearsal times.

 

  • Saturday, February 22, 1-3PM organizational meeting at Westbeth

  • Saturday, March 15, 1-4PM first on site rehearsal

  • Saturday, April 12, 1-5PM second on site rehearsal (the completed version of your piece will be timed for the tour)

 

 

 

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

WESTFEST, ALL OVER WESTBETH 2014

 

Applications are due January 6th.  Selected artists will be notified by Feburary 7th.

 

Photo Credit: Shandoah Goldman by Sasha Santiago

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