CHOREOLAB: What is it?
The Junction Dance Festival, has created this program to financially assist choreographers and performers in their artistic career. Eligible participants are invited to create a new piece in a well-equipped studio/performance space at no charge. The 9 weeks spring program culminates in a series of performances at the Barn in Corinth and at the Briggs opera House in White River Junction (during the festival). For a complete description of the program and to register go to www.thejunctiondancefestival.org/choreolab
The program is limited to five performers or choreographers (or groups of performers/dancers). The applicants must be residing in Vermont or New Hampshire or have strong connections to VT/NH (for example: having been raised and gone to school, or having family in the twin states. Candidates will be selected on the strength of their application and their time commitment.
The studio/performance space:
Located in Corinth, VT, the Barn was completely renovated in 2020. It is now a gorgeous, newly climate controlled dance studio with a professional floor, mirrors and barre, high ceilings and free of structural barriers. Floor dimensions are 30’ width x 25’ depth. There is a separate entrance and a loft area for changing and for breaks. The space is well suited for small performances: it has professional lighting, audio and wireless internet.
Dates: May 16th to July 17th. The two month spring program is specifically designed for local artists. Participants will be given a weekly time slot to use the studio through the duration of the program and for a minimum of three hours per day but not necessarily each day of the week. For example, participant A, who is working on a solo, may need the studio every Tuesday for 3 hours, while participant B, working with a group of dancers, may want to have more time and reserve the studio 4 hours on Mondays and Wednesdays. Saturdays and Sundays spots are available but will be reserved for special situations when a participant cannot be free on weekdays. Participants will be assigned a final schedule according to their choreographic needs. The studio is open from 10:00am to 9:00pm, daily. On certain conditions a short residency (up to three weeks), can be arranged. Please contact Elizabeth at email@example.com for information on this option.
Choreographers/performers must create an original work (has not been seen before), and will present their new piece at the Barn and at Briggs Opera House during the summer festival. Choreographers must also be available for a mid-program work-in-progress showing.
There is a $25 nonrefundable application fee.
You must be 16 years of age and be able to drive to apply or, be chaperoned by an adult.
Performers/dancers with limited experience or new to choreography are encouraged to apply. We can offer mentoring assistance from seasoned artists.
There are no lodging facilities on premises although camping (tents only) can be arranged. Nearby Airbnb rentals are also an option.
If accepted you agree to adhere to your appointed schedule, to be punctual and to respect the studio space and its environment.
If necessary COVID precautions will be implemented for the duration of the program.
The Junction Dance Festival does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, and sexual orientation. Artists from the BIPOC and non-binary community will be given special consideration.