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Auditions for newsteps

by Dian Dong
January 15, 2009
Chen Dance Center
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
212-349-0126
an emerging choreographers' series
CALL-IN: Thursday, January 15, NOON-1PM 212-349-0126/0438
APPLICATION DUE: Friday, January 23,
Fax: 212-349-0494
Email: dana@chendancecenter.org
AUDITIONS: Friday, January 30, 5-8 pm
Saturday, January 31, 1-3 pm
PERFORMANCES: Thursday – Saturday,
April 23-25, 2009 @ 7:30 PM

Chen Dance Center (CDC) (formerly Mulberry St Theater) announces auditions for the Spring 2009 newsteps series, featuring emerging choreographers in New York City who are producing new works and works-in-progress. This semi-annual series, est. in 1994, has presented over 149 artists and is dedicated to providing support and performance opportunities for experimental, innovative, and risk-taking works. A total of 4 - 6 choreographers will be presented in three performances from Thu- Sat, April 23-25, 2009. An artist honorarium, free rehearsal space, and publicity are provided to selected choreographers. Visit www.ChenDanceCenter.org for more information.

Each choreographer may propose up to 10 minutes of work(s) for the series. All works must be new or in progress and should not be performed in New York City three months prior to, or after, the newsteps performances. Arrangements must be made in advance for pieces having special technical needs or requiring clean-up.

AUDITION and APPLICATION
Choreographers should call CDC on Thursday, January 15 between Noon and 1 PM. Upon calling CDC, each will be assigned a 10-minute audition slot on either Friday, January 30 or Saturday, January 31. Those who receive an audition slot will also receive an application, which must be returned to CDC by Friday, January 23. For the audition, each choreographer may present up to 7 minutes of work(s), with the remaining time left for discussion with the audition panel.

Chen Dance Center (CDC) is an intimate, black box performance space dedicated to providing professional opportunities for artists and promoting development of new audiences. CDC co-presents independent artists through three modern dance series: Co-Presentation, newsteps, and Ear to the Ground. As a modern dance presenter, CDC supports the development of young artists by providing a professional theater space in which artists of high caliber have the freedom to experiment with risk-taking new work and receive visibility in the dance community and press.

Location: 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Stage dimensions: 23'W X 21'L X15'H
Floor: Black marley on wooden dance floor
Lighting: General wash for the audition
Sound: CD, cassette player
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