The Mad River Valley Performance Platform - Call for Proposals

The Mad River Valley Performance Platform, created by Sarah Rose along with some of her collaborators and peer artists from up-and-down the East Coast, is a three day celebration of movement-based performance in Warren, VT this July. We are looking for movement-based artists working in Vermont to submit works-in-process or completed works for performances on either the evening of Tues. July 30 or Wed. 31, 2019.
*Choreographers must be based in VT to apply*

These performances will be held at Phantom Theater in Warren, VT. This is a 90-person theater housed in the Edgecomb Barn with proscenium set up, stage lighting, and raised marley floor. Accepted submissions will only be curated in one show.

Tech time will given to each selected work on the same day as the given performance slot. Each work will have at least 20 minutes in the space to tech, including arranging any lighting specifications and spacing your work. Specifics will be worked out later based on the amount of accepted submissions.

We will also be holding a masterclass series on Monday July 29th at the Phantom Theater space. These classes will be open-level, movement-based classes. If you are interested in teaching a class as a part of this series, please indicate as such in your application. Teachers will be compensated.

Applications due May 1, 2019

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We look forward to working with you!

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Artist Statement: I work through the media of movement, time, and the body in a time when technology draws us away from experiencing our embodied selves. Many technological platforms now use live stream as a means of connecting distant people and spaces. But how do these ever present “lives” shift our own experience of live-ness in our physical form? I intersect live technology and improvisation in a myriad of ways to experiment around these questions. This research takes on different forms from installation to proscenium performance, and through it I aim to create space for viewers to confront their own “lives.” Bio: Sarah Rose earned her BA in Classics from Princeton University and her MFA in Choreography and Performance from Florida State University. She has shown her choreography in Princeton, NJ, New York City, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Queens, NY, Warren, VT, and Tallahassee, FL. Most recently she created the installation “12 Hours” which was presented by SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City, NJ, February 21-22, 2020. In addition to her own work, she collaborates with Ross Daniel on choreographic work under the name DanielRose Projects ( The pair were selected for MANCC’s (Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography) inaugural Forward Dialogues program for emerging artists in May, 2017 and have continued their collaborative choreographic work since that time with performances at WAXworks (Brooklyn, NY), Dixon Place (NYC, NY), DanceFest Milford (Milford, PA), Phantom Theater (Warren, VT), and SMUSH Gallery (Jersey City, NJ). Rose has also performed professionally with Gwen Welliver, Ross Daniel, Cassandra Cotta, Megan Lynn, Sarah Muskat, and others. She is a trainee in the Boston Feldenkrais training program (2016-2020).


May 1, 2019
10:00 AM–11:55 PM




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Published March 14, 2019