FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 18, 2012
Craig W. Johnson, Executive Director
The Center for Contemporary Dance, Inc.
Alumni of The Center for Contemporary Dance’s Residency Program include performance-art company DRIP (www.ilovedrip.com).
WINTER PARK, FL - May 18, 2012 - The Center for Contemporary Dance is inviting emerging contemporary/modern dance choreographers and artistic directors to apply for entry into the organization’s Residency Program, which has supported and cultivated eight contemporary dance companies over the past ten years. Artists accepted into the Residency Program receive rehearsal space, business mentoring and production resources that make it possible to publicly showcase new works and, ultimately, allow choreographers to launch their own independent dance companies. “The Residency Program is designed to incubate the next generation of contemporary dance professionals,” says CCD’s Artistic Director Dario J. Moore, “The primary purpose of the program is to allow each resident artist to fully develop his or her voice and vision, with an emphasis on exploration, experimentation and above all else, collaborative process.”
A nonprofit arts organization with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Arts of Central Florida, The Center for Contemporary Dance is the first dance education center in Central Florida to implement an integrative platform for resident artists to develop new contemporary dance works while building their companies. “The Residency Program is a unique opportunity for a community of high-caliber dance artists to focus on professional and creative development during a one-year residency,” says CCD’s Executive Director Craig W. Johnson, “The program is a model of process and community building, that strives to have repercussions on a scale beyond that of art making.” Residents are encouraged to collaborate with each other, without the specific goal or pressure of a performance product, though this may be a natural outcome of the program. During their residency, artists are supported in developing work of their own design and sharing in each other’s process while defining short and long-term creative goals.
To apply for entry into The Center for Contemporary Dance’s Residency Program, please follow the Application Guidelines outlined below or click here now
. To learn more about The Center for Contemporary Dance, please visit www.TheCenterForDance.org
Residency Term: One year from the date of acceptance. All decisions announced Monday, August 20, 2012. Non-local artists must arrange their own housing.
To apply, send the following materials:
2. A two page (maximum) C.V., listing most recent accomplishments first, including a listing of choreographic works, performance experience, education, languages spoken and additional dance-related experience.
3. One letter of recommendation from an established professional in the dance field relative to your career progress and/or your collaborative experience.
4. A DVD clearly labeled with your name, showing AT LEAST 2 BUT NO MORE THAN 3, representative samples of your work as a performer, improviser, and/or choreographer – A COMBINED TOTAL LENGTH OF 10 MINUTES MAXIMUM. Additionally, the applicant MUST appear in at least one of the samples. DVDs in any regional format are accepted.
Send application to:
The Center for Contemporary Dance
3580 Aloma Avenue #7
Winter Park, FL 32792
Postmark Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2012
About The Center for Contemporary Dance
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Center for Contemporary Dance is a leading Florida dance education, incubation and production center with awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, United Arts of Central Florida and the Florida Alliance for Arts Education. Over the past 10 years, the organization has supported emerging and seasoned artists in the creation and presentation of more than 220 new dance works, including those by Moore Dance Project, Tajma, Mary Love Dance Projects, DRIP, Yow Dance, Nao Dance, U-Turn Dance Company, Patelworks Dance Theater and Emotions Dance Company. In addition to producing professional productions, the organization delivers dance education programs that annually reach more than 3,000 students across 5 Central Florida counties. To learn more, please call (407) 695-8366 or visit www.TheCenterForDance.org