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Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals - LOI due 10/5/2018

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals - LOI due 10/5/2018
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:48:19 PM »
Now entering its third year, Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals is pleased to announce that letters of inquiry are now being accepted for 2019.  The deadline to apply is October 5, 2018. 

Project Springboard:  Developing Dance Musicals is designed to encourage collaboration among theater artists in which the choreographer plays an integral role from conception, to develop new musicals with dance fully integrated into the story-telling, and to address existing financial and practical obstacles to developing those ideas in the early stages of development.

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals provides a three-week development residency in June 2019 for creative teams in the early stages of a new dance-driven musical.  The residencies will take place in New York City and will include up to twelve performers, stipends for the creative team, producing and dramaturgical support.  Creative teams may range in size (up to five) and must include a choreographer and a composer.

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals will continue to nurture projects following their residencies to create a pipeline of new dance-driven musicals into the not-for-profit theater community.

Application instructions are available at http://www.projectspringboard.org/apply/. After initial submissions are reviewed, select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, due in December. Finalists will be notified in February 2019 for the three-week residency in June 2019.

2018 projects include Bhangin' It (book by Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew, Music and Lyrics by Sam Willmott, Choreography by Rujuta Vaidya, and Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran); The Night Falls (Directed and Choreographed by Troy Schumacher; Music and Lyrics by Ellis Ludwig-Leone, Book and Lyrics by Karen Russell). 2017 projects include Untitled Camille Brown Project (Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Camille A. Brown, Music by Scott Patterson, Dramaturgy by Talvin Wilks), and Here in the Bright Colorado Sun (Directed by Susan Misner and Jonathan Bernstein, Choreographed by Susan Misner, Written by Jonathan Bernstein).

Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals is a project of the Jerome Robbins Foundation.  Program Director is Mara Isaacs. In addition to the leadership of The Jerome Robbins Foundation, the program is made possible with the support of the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Frederick Loewe Foundation and the Geraldine Stutz Trust

For more information about Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals application visit: http://www.projectspringboard.org