Finding space and resources for developing new work has always been an especially difficult challenge for independent choreographers. Most choreographic work takes months to conceptualize, rehearse and workshop before
Finding space and resources for developing new work has always been an especially difficult challenge for independent choreographers. Most choreographic work takes months to conceptualize, rehearse and workshop before it is ready to be performed for audiences. In order for choreographers to get their work to stage (or performance), the choreographers will rent studios, hire dancers, collaborate with musicians, buy costumes, rent performance venues, hire lighting designers and technicians; all of which can be quite an expensive undertaking. Now, with the pandemic wreaking havoc on all communities, and facilities remaining closed for 8 months, choreographers find themselves at a loss for spaces to create work, as well as unable to find bodies to choreograph with. This conversation will explore how choreographers at different stages in their careers are tackling the challenges of finding space, innovating new ways to interact with dancers and audiences, and channeling inspiration in troubling times
This virtual event will be streamed via Zoom.
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(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm