FOR WESTFEST 2023!
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 15TH
ABOUT WESTFEST 2023:
This year's live WestFest Dance Festival will present the works of emerging and established movement artists through two distinct programs:
WestFest: Top Floor presents two programs of visionary artists in a traditional theater setting at the Martha Graham Studio Theater located on the 12th Floor of the Westbeth Artists' Residence. Each artist will have the opportunity to show a new work or revision of a recent piece (8 minute max) in two nights of shared performance.
WestFest: All Over Westbeth is a site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space within the historic Westbeth Artists' Residence buildings. Each artist will be assigned a unique space in and around the Westbeth building in which they will have the opportunity to rehearse and build a dance. We ask that artists create a 4-5 minute piece that can be performed multiple times for groups of audiences touring the sites.
ALL OVER WESTBETH
FREE ON-SITE REHEARSAL SPACE:
Sat February 4, 1-4 PM
Sat March 4, 1-4 PM
Sat April 1, 1-4 PM
Sat, April 22, 1-5 PM
April 29th - 30th: Live performances scheduled from 1-4 PM
The curation panel will be looking for a diverse group of emerging & mid-career dance artists with a strong vision and high-performance quality.
Strong preference will be given to artists based in the New York metropolitan area.
Meet the entire team HERE.
SELECTED ARTISTS FOR BOTH TOP FLOOR & ALL OVER WILL RECEIVE:
The opportunity to show new or revised work in a theater or site-specific setting
FREE production costs
Publicity and digital marketing materials for the event
Professionally captured and edited photos
Early Bird Special Application Fee: $30 | Submit by December 19th at 11:59PM
Regular Application Fee: $40 - Submit by January 9th at 11:59PM | Application Deadline Extended to January 15th at 11:59 PM
To submit your application fee, click HERE.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email no later than Monday, January 23rd.
If selected, the festival will be allowed to use the info and materials submitted in the artist’s application for promotional purposes.
All artists participating in the festival must be fully vaccinated by tech week.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues-Wed April 25 & 26; 20 min slot assigned between 7:30-10:30 PM
Thurs-Sun, April 27-30, 8:00 PM