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.
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