// The Bridge Project //

WINTER BRIDGE PROJECT 2019 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

RESIDENCY // JAN 7-JAN 31, 2019
PERFORMANCES // JAN 31–FEB 3, 2019 / 7:30PM @VELOCITY
APPLICATION DEADLINE // NOV 12, 2018 / 5PM

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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 the opportunity to receive creative, financial, and administrative support of a fully produced weekend of performances at Velocity. Choreographers receive up to 45 hours of free rehearsal space for a new project while working with a cast of auditioned dancers.

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

The project simultaneously offers dancers and choreographers the opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom work and performance while establishing relationships with a choreographer and other dancers.

We are now accepting applications for both Winter 2019 Bridge Project, and will be accepting four artists to the winter session (one a UW Dance Resident).

Key Winter 2019 Bridge Project Dates>>
Audition // Saturday, December 8, 2018 / 3PM-5PM
Intensive Residency // January 7-31, 2019 / M-F three (3) hours each day
Tech Sharing // January 24, 2019 / 6PM-9:30PM
Technical Week // January 28-31, 2019 / three (3)-hour tech + dress rehearsal
Performances (four shows) // January 31-February 3 2019

About the Program

The Bridge Project is a performance series in partnership with University of Washington Dance Department that bridges connections between choreographers and dancers working new to making work in Seattle in the field of contemporary movement-based performance.

“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

The Bridge Project is Velocity’s four-week program for movement-based artists 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

2018
Angel “Moonyeka” Alviar
Allison Burke
Timothy Johnson
Hope Goldman
Leslie Kraus
Michael “Majinn” O’Neal
Jordan MacIntosh-Hougham

2017
Laura Aschoff
Renee Boehlke
Esra Cömert-Morishige
Liz Houlton
Anna Krupp
Cameo Lethem
Ethan Rome

2016
Nathan Blackwell
Stephanie Liapis
Ashleigh Miller
ilvs strauss

2015
Adriana Hernandez
Coleman Pester
Hannah SImmons
Dylan Ward

Press

“Promising Work, New Perspectives at Velocity’s Latest ‘Bridge Project’”—Kaitlin McCarthy, City Arts; January 31, 2018
“With Seattle increasingly becoming a destination for top-tier dance artists, the quality of both the dances and the dancers at Bridge Project is as strong as it’s ever been, promising a future of exciting local performance.”


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

 

 

 

Thank you to Jeremy Steward + Eric Hartman for the Bridge Project Dance Grant, which supports local dancers who demonstrate financial need.