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Adult Dance Intensive is an immersive dance weekend just for adults, offering sessions appropriate for dance educators, dance majors, retired professionals, and recreational dancers. This is the one time each year when adult dancers from all over the country meet for a weekend filled with technique, creativity, exploration and self discovery.
Discover your artistry, challenge your perspective and experience LINES:
Professional Development for Dance Educators; Daily Technique classes with Dance Center teachers and current company member, Adji Cissoko; HeART with LINES Pedagogy Training; Two hour workshop with Artistic Director, Alonzo King; Learn to create dance films using your smartphone with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival. Click here for more information!
NALAC is currently accepting applications for the 20th edition of the NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI). The NLI is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts.
An opportunity for stories and work to be promoted across a variety of media channels. Each AARP Purpose Prize Winner’s founded 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations will receive $50,000. Each AARP Purpose Prize Fellow’s founded 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization will receive $5,000. Our hope is that the funds will be used for future work towards the greater social good.
The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts and Jacob’s Pillow, invites emerging dance presenters to apply for the National Dance Presenters Forum (NDPF), an immersive professional development experience, at Jacob’s Pillow from August 5-8, 2020. Deadline to apply is Mar. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. (EDT).
Dance/NYC and its program partner Gibney are pleased to invite you to apply for the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Residency Program, made possible by the generous support of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Create NYC Disability Forward Fund and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation. Dance/NYC will award week-long residencies to disabled dance artists and/or integrated dance companies at Gibney from May 21, 2020 through June 20, 2020. The purpose of the residency program is to expand opportunities for dancers with disabilities, and to advance accessibility and inclusion within the larger dance, residency and presenting communities.
"January 10, 1995, Joan Myers Brown, Founder/Executive Artistic Director of PHILADANCO! published the Directory of Choreographers for Black Dance Companies. At the time, this one-of-a-kind publication was in response to the frequent questions for information about "Black choreographers who work with Black dancers or predominantly Black dance companies." In the same spirit of this publication, IABD wants to hear from you and know who you are. As the organization grows and expands, IABD continues to bring visibility to the dance community. We can't think of a better way to maintain this awareness than to begin the enhancement of our existing dance directory. Help us to shift the narrative about the lack of Black choreographers, dance schools and studios. We know you exist." Click here for more information.
Aimed at practitioners who already have a strong working practice of CRP, the Certification program provides ten months of highest-level mentoring, peer-to-peer learning, and intensive practice in the foundations, principles, and variations of Critical Response Process. Participants will study directly with CRP book co-author and master trainer John Borstel, in addition to master classes with and guidance from Liz Lerman. Applications are now open, and can be found here.
The Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program, June 9-13, 2020, highlights the importance of music in the dance studio and elevates dance accompaniment as a viable profession. This program aims to create a set of standards for dance accompaniment and ensure a baseline of competency.
Over the 5-day workshop, the Mark Morris Dance Accompaniment Training Program trains 8-10 advanced to professional musicians—pianists, percussionists, and other instrumentalists—to accompany ballet and modern technique, children’s dance, and an introduction to adaptive dance programs like Dance for PD classes.
The Mark Morris Dance Group’s Teaching Artist Summer Seminar is a two-day workshop, August 6-8 2020, for teaching artists at any stage of their career to gain new skills and perspectives. Built on Mark Morris’ vision for dance education, the seminar is led by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, principal teaching artists of the Mark Morris Dance Center, and the Education team. For more information and to register, click here.
Explore the innovative and challenging work of Mark Morris June 8-11, 2020. This unique opportunity will allow a limited number of students to work one-on-one, as well as in small group settings, with Dance Group company members, Music Director Colin Fowler, and Mark Morris himself! The Summer Intensive includes music seminars, daily classes in modern dance, ballet, pilates, and one-on-one solo training with Dance Group company members. 2020 Repertory: Selected solos from Mark Morris’ works. Students who are selected for the virtual program are also welcome to join the in-person training program in August, which culminates in an informal showing at the Mark Morris Dance Center. Application due May 28, 2020.
PUSH is seeking original 5-8 minutes in length by Emerging and Mid-career Choreographers to present at its 7th annual PUSHfest. This year’s Festival will take place at ODC Theater, a premier arts venue in San Francisco on September 18 -20, 2020. For more information on how to apply, click here.
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