APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2020

Applicants are welcome to submit multiple pieces for Top Floor.

 

Submission forms close on January 13th at 11:59PM.

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: Michael Greenberg

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: Abarukas

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: Donofrio Dance Company

WestFest Top Floor

(April 23rd - 26th at 8PM) 

 

 

A series of fully produced dance concerts held in Westbeth’s legendary top floor studio currently home to the Martha Graham Dance Company and formerly to Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Each artist will have the opportunity to show a new work or revision of recent piece (8 minute max) in two nights of shared performance.  

 

We are happy to announce that this year each artist who is accepted will receive free production costs. The rental fee of this historic venue as well as production expenses are on us!

 

 

SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:

 

  • An opportunity to present work in a beautiful dance space full of history.

  • FREE PRODUCTION COSTS

  • Two (2) fully-produced performances of work (8 min-max) 

  • 20 min tech rehearsal slot week of

  • Publicity and digital marketing materials for the event

  • Professional captured and edited photos

  • Video of performance at a discounted rate

WestFest All Over Westbeth

(April 25th - 26th from 2PM-4:30PM)

 

 

Calling creative choreographers interested in investigating possibilities of modifying dance through the use of alternative spaces. 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 one 5 minute dance work that can be performed multiple times for groups of audiences touring the sites.

 

On the day of the show groups of audience members will be guided from site to site to see the dances all over the building. Past sites have included Westbeth’s inner and outer courtyards, long hallways, spiral staircases, the gallery space, boiler room, the rooftop, and the Martha Graham Studio Theater.

 

We require choreographers to be at all of the following meetings, rehearsals, as well as performance dates listed below. Choreographers who fail to attend any of the dates below will be taken off the program.

 

REQUIRED MEETINGS/ REHEARSALS

 

ON-SITE REHEARSALS

  • Sat Feb 22nd, 1-4PM

  • Sat Mar 14th, 1-4PM

  • Sat April 4th, 1-4PM​

WESTFEST PERFORMANCES

  • Sat April 25th, 12:00 - 5:00PM

  • Sun April 26th, 12:00 - 5:00PM

 

Please note that as Westbeth is a residential building you may only rehearse in your site during designated rehearsal times.

 

SELECTED ARTISTS WILL RECEIVE:

 

  • An opportunity to present site-specific work in an innovative space full of history.

  • Two (2) site-specific performances 

  • Publicity and digital marketing materials for the event

  • Professionally captured and edited photos

  • Video of performance at a discounted rate

 

 

 HOW TO APPLY:

STEP 1 - Pay the application fee via PayPal.

$25 - Early Submission Deadline - Dec 15th

$40 - Regular Submission Deadline - Jan 13th

 

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Applicants are welcome to submit multiple pieces for Top Floor but note that an application fee is required for each submission.

 

STEP 2 - Complete the application form in reference to the program you want to apply: Top Floor or All over Westbeth. Artists are encouraged to apply for both programs.

 

Please include a link to a video sample via online sources (such as YouTube or Vimeo). 

 

Work Samples must be at least 3 continuous minutes in length and must be of the proposed work. Minimal cuts/edits are preferred. We require applicants to send us a rehearsal video of the proposed work with the current cast.

 

 

 

 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

 

Application DEADLINE January 13th, 2020 by 11:59PM.

 

Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email no later than Wednesday, January 29th. Upon confirmation of acceptance, the selected artists allow WestFest to use their image and name at our website and publicity.

 

Questions? Email us at info@westfestdance.com

 

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: The Bang Group

Photo: Brigid Pierce

Company: TruDee

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