// The Bridge Project //

The Bridge Project is a performance series in partnership with University of Washington Dance Department that connects artists working in the field of contemporary movement-based performance.

“The Bridge Project is one of Velocity’s great gifts to the city.”The Stranger

 

“The Bridge Project allowed me the simplest and most effective of resources; time to develop and converse with others.”—Dylan Ward, 2015 Bridge Project Artist

 

Call for Choreographers: Bridge Project winter + summer 2018

DEADLINE: November 15, 2017; midnight

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The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists new to making work in Seattle, or who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less. This intensive residency offers four artists up to 45 hours of free rehearsal space for a new project while working with a cast of auditioned dancers. Additionally, all artists receive the creative, financial, and administrative support of a fully produced weekend of performances at Velocity.

We are now accepting applications for both Winter and Summer 2018 Bridge Project. We invite artists to apply for either one or both residencies, dependent on interest and availability. There will be up to seven artists selected: four artists for Winter 2018 (one a UW Dance Resident), and three for Summer 2018.

Winter 2018 Bridge Project Dates:

  • Audition // December 16, 2017 / 2PM-5PM
  • Intensive Residency // January 1-19, 2018 / M-F three (3) hours each day
  • Tech Sharing // January 18, 2018 / 6PM-9:30PM
  • Technical Week // January 22-25, 2018 / three (3)-hour tech + dress rehearsal
  • Performances [four (4) shows] / January 25-28, 2018

Summer 2018 Bridge Project Dates:

  • Audition // TBD in early July 2018
  • Intensive Residency // August 6-23, 2018 / M-F three (3) hours each day
  • Tech Sharing // TBD in w/c August 13, 2018
  • Technical Week // evenings August 20-23, 2018 / three (3)-hour tech + dress rehearsal
  • Performances [three (3) shows] / August 24-26, 2018

For Winter 2018 Bridge Project, we are happy to continue the Bridge Project UW Dance Residency, a partnership of Velocity and the UW Dance Program. This award will go to a graduate of the University of Washington who has been choreographing in Seattle, outside of school, for three years or less. Graduate must be available to rehearse at UW weeknights 6:30PM-9:30PM M-F (or have availability on weekends)

Bridge Project choreographers receive:

  • Fully produced weekend of performances in Velocity’s Founders Theater
  • Three (3) weeks of rehearsal space at either Velocity or UW (graduate applicant only), three (3) hours a day (M-F)
  • One (1) week of technical rehearsals and performances
  • Costume stipend of $150
  • Velocity-produced audition for your cast

Interested artists should submit a completed application via Google Forms: velocitydancecenter.org/program/bridge-project by midnight on November 15, 2017.

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Questions? Email Erin Johnson, Associate Producer: erinjohnson@velocitydancecenter.org

ABOUT THE BRIDGE PROJECT

The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists new to making work in Seattle, or who have been making work in Seattle for three years or less. This intensive residency offers four artists up to 45 hours of free rehearsal space for a new project while working with a cast of auditioned dancers. Additionally, all artists receive the creative, financial, and administrative support of a fully produced weekend of performances at Velocity. In programming The Bridge Project, Velocity aims to enhance the artistic growth of the choreographers, and provide an entry point into the local performance scene for dance artists new to the community.

The Bridge Project simultaneously offers dancers an opportunity to bridge studio work and performance while establishing relationships with a choreographer and other dance artists. Velocity’s Artist in Residence will be a choreographic advisor to all Bridge Project choreographers during the process. Four choreographers receive:

  • Fully produced weekend of performances in Velocity’s Founders Theater
  • Four weeks of rehearsal space at Velocity or the University of Washington (graduate only)
  • Costume stipend
  • Velocity-produced audition for your cast. Choreographers must be available at this time to teach material and select a cast and to stay afterwards to discuss casting.

Alumni

2017
Liz Houlton
Laura Aschoff
Renee Boehlke
Esra Cömert-Morishige

2016
Stephanie Liapis
ilvs strauss
Nathan Blackwell
Ashleigh Miller

2015
Adriana Hernandez
Coleman Pester
Hannah SImmons
Dylan Ward


Thank you to our Bridge Project 2018 partner: University of Washington Dance Department.