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Dance Opportunities / International Winter School of Physical Theatre
« Last post by art777art on November 20, 2017, 07:00:12 AM »
International Winter School of Physical Theatre is specifically designed to prepare participants for a professional practice, both within the educational context and within the professional development of performers.

Primarily aimed at high-level dancers, choreographers, directors and actors who wish to extend their knowledge and skills through the practical investigations of how to:
develop the understanding of the dance and movement, performance and acting
be choreographer, couch, director of movement and dance
create professional performance in a limited rehearsal time
Practical sessions are designed to enhance understanding of performance making and rehearsal processes, and skills in pedagogy.

Winter School is a simple way that can help you formulate your personal unique approach to work with actors and dancers, through the intensive practical training based on the Ostrenko Brothers Method of performer's physical training and rehearsal.

Students may expect to encounter the techniques of such outstanding figures as V. Meyerhold, M. Chekhov, K. Stanislavski and E. Barba.

The course is taught by the experienced professional practitioners, experts in performing arts pedagogy, actors’ training, theatre directing and movement research in intercultural groups and projects.

Sergei Ostrenko and Gennady Ostrenko.

The working language is English.

Visit IUGTE PHOTO GALLERY    of the past programmes!


To apply for participation, please fill in the online Application Form.

If you have questions about this program, please contact

Participation fee is 450 EUR (early bird reduced fee) / 550 EUR .
The fee covers participation in all events of the program - practical training and discussions.

To be enrolled for this course participant should submit 100 EUR enrollment deposit by appropriate deadline (as part of the participation fee). The deposit is non-refundable.

Apply Here:

Announcements / Implementing Inclusion in the Arts: A Round Table Discussion 12/5
« Last post by admin on November 07, 2017, 09:22:38 AM »
The challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts have made headlines and inspired institutions to take a closer look at how they operate and who they serve. Reports reveal lack of representation and barriers to participation. As organizations respond, what are the assumptions they've overcome, and what are some examples to which they can aspire or from which they can learn?

The panel will lead a discussion about specific challenges they have faced around inclusion, share the tools and solutions their organizations developed in response, and encourage attendees to create solutions of their own. Moderated by Philadelphia Chief Cultural Officer Kelly Lee.

Register online at

Questions? Contact
Open Call / INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival Call For Choreographers
« Last post by admin on November 02, 2017, 09:31:38 AM »
INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival, named one of the "Top 24 Outdoor Performances to see" by the New York Times, is seeking proposals for site-specific dance performances/dance installations from professional choreographers/dance companies who are experienced or interested in creating site-specific work.

Choreographers/Dance companies specializing in contemporary, modern, street/urban, dance theater, performance art, contact improvisation, parkour and other movement arts are encouraged to apply. All work must be new and original, created in response to a selected site along the festival route, and reflective of the festival theme.

Deadline extended until Dec 1st 2017!
Information and application at
Residency Programs / HERE Artist Residency Program Deadline 2/2/2018
« Last post by admin on October 31, 2017, 12:12:41 PM »
One of the most robust residency programs in the country and serving as a national model, HARP provides a commission, development support, career planning, and a full production to hybrid artists, all within a collaborative environment of peers working across disparate art forms – including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new media. HARP provides significant long-term support, as well as $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in space, equipment, and services over 2-3 years to tailor each residency to each artist’s individual needs. Through a significant investment of time and resources, dynamic work within a strong community is created.

Applications are now live. Go to -  for more information and to apply. The deadline is 12 noon February 2, 2018. Questions about the program can be addressed to or
212-647-0202 x320.
The E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is a two-week long creative residency at Earthdance, Massachusetts. Twenty curated participants from many different disciplines come together to explore new modes of creation and collective decision-making processes.
 Through structures that allow for risk-taking and alternate methods for creation, (horizontal organization, collective decision-making, cross-disciplinary collaboration, nonlinear process), E|MERGE provides a fertile space for pushing the boundaries of collaboration and leadership, undoing assumptions about creative processes, and exploring how creative practices transform our relationship to power and politics.
 Participants share access to Earthdance's beautiful dance studios, alternate on-site locations for installations and performances, as well as engage with the extended hilltown creative community and over 125 acres of (snow-covered) meadow and forest. Participants stay in communal-style housing and work together to prepare meals and care for the space.
 The residency culminates in a final weekend of performances, panel discussions, writing, research, and other modes of expression called E|MERGE Presents, February 23-24.
 The fee for the residency is $600 which covers vegetarian meals and dorm-style housing. Scholarships and Work-Study are available.​
 Apply here:
 Application deadline: November 1, 2017
 Notification will be sent by early December.
The 2018 Colleen Porter Artist Development Residency application for IPAY
Showcase in Philadelphia, PA, January 24-27, 2018 is now available and
due November 17, 2017.

The Colleen Porter Artist Development Residency is an opportunity for an
early career artist dedicated to creating work for young audiences to
develop their work in an environment that allows them to see their ideas
and progress in a national and international context. IPAY is proud to
continue to support development of Emerging Artists in the field of
performing arts for young audiences with a facilitated residency
opportunity in honor of the life and work of our treasured colleague,
Colleen Porter.

This juried award supports the artistic development of the selected artists
through participation in our annual Kindling focus at IPAY Showcase. The
experience is a year-long residency between IPAY Showcase 2018 and Showcase
2019. The selected artist will work with veteran international arts
professional, Tony Reekie (Scotland) who will assist in facilitating the
Showcase experience with the Porter resident and intersecting with the
artists and presenters each day, to discuss how the experience may be
relevant to their own practice, to share ideas, to facilitate development
and to help establish connections.

IPAY will support the cost of Showcase registration and provide any
necessary accommodation for Showcase 2018 and Showcase 2019. Interested
artists, who have been in the field for at least 3 years; can demonstrate a
need for financial assistance; are able to attend the full IPAY Showcase
Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, January 23-27, 2018 should
submit their proposal by November 17, 2017. Download full guidelines here,
and see full requirements for proposals.

Submit proposals to by November 17th, 2017.
call for entries (2018)

9th Annual Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RAD Fest)
March 9-11, 2018, Kalamazoo, MI
(Entry Deadline: October, 21, 2017)

The Midwest RAD Fest is an exhilarating weekend of sold-out performances, workshops, master classes and activities. RAD Fest focuses on supporting its artists by providing free media promotion, networking opportunities, and provides complementary concert tickets to Chairs of University dance departments seeking potential residencies and Artistic Directors seeking commissioned works. Additionally, RAD Fest encourages the spirit of artistic collaboration and dialogue by providing its artists with discussion panels, topic-based dialogue sessions, master classes, and social events. Artists who submit in the Live Performance and/or Alternative Spaces Live Performance category, may receive a travel stipend of $50-$300 depending on how far they must travel to attend. RAD Fest also organizes a Host an Artist program, which seeks to match potential hosts with artists to defray boarding costs.
There are four categories of submission: Live Performance, Alternative Spaces Live Performance, Youth Live Performance, and Screendance. All submissions are adjudicated for acceptance into RAD Fest. Applicants will be notified of admittance status by Nov. 21, 2017. Choreographers/improvisors are limited to one submission per category. Companies/collectives may submit more than one piece in a single category if the pieces are by different choreographers/improvisors.
Live Performance
Submissions must be in the modern, post-modern, contemporary, or physical theater genres at a 10 minute maximum length. Works chosen for the Live Performance category will be performed once during the festival on the evening of either Friday, March 9, or Saturday, March 10, at The Wellspring Theater in The Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI. A $30 application fee will apply. If accepted into the Live Performance category, choreographers/improvisors/directors may receive a travel stipend from $50-$300 depending on distance traveled and available funds.
Alternative Spaces Live Performance
For works that are not meant to be viewed by a frontal audience. Pieces accepted into the Alternative Spaces Live Performance Category will be performed in the Judy Jolliffe Theater across the atrium from the Wellspring theater. The Judy Jolliffe Theater contains limited lighting, but the audience may be set up in any way the Artists see fit. This space works well for audience interaction. Submissions must be in the modern, post-modern, contemporary, or physical theater genres at a 10 minute maximum length. Pieces will be performed either Friday, March 9 or Saturday, March 10. If accepted, choreographers/improvisors/directors may receive a travel stipend from $50-$300 depending on distance traveled and available funds.
Youth Live Performance
Submissions must be in the modern, post-modern, contemporary, or physical theater genres at a 10 minute maximum length (competition pieces will not be accepted). The performers must be 18 years or younger or/and the choreographer/improvisor must be 18 years or younger. Works chosen for the Youth Live Performance category will be performed in a matinee concert on Sunday, March 11 at The Wellspring Theater in The Epic Center, Kalamazoo, MI. A $30 application fee will apply.
The work must be designed specifically for film at a 12 minute maximum length. Works chosen for the series will be shown in the RAD Fest Screendance on Saturday, March 10 at a local cinema. Choreographers/improvisors/directors may submit one piece per choreographer/improvisor/director in any or all submission categories. A $30 application fee will apply.
Open Call / New Dance Alliance - Applications now open for Performance Mix Festival 2018
« Last post by admin on October 06, 2017, 08:39:38 AM »
Applications are now being accepted for the 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival, to be held June 7-10, 2018 at University Settlement. (

Performance Mix Festival presents physically-based, experimental performance. For short works programming, works should not be more than 15 minutes long. Longer works will be considered, but programming space is limited. Artists receive a fee, complimentary video documentation, and rehearsal space.

The application deadline is Thursday, November 2, 2017.
Apply on line at

Previous Performance Mix Festival artists should wait one year before reapplying.

Announcements / Feldenkrais Classes in Philly - October 10, 11, and 12
« Last post by admin on October 03, 2017, 11:19:28 AM »
I'm offering three Feldenkrais Method®  Awareness Through Movement® classes in Philly next week. These classes are appropriate for anyone--  no movement experience is necessary and physical limitations are not a problem. All three classes will be different, and you can drop-in or take them all. If possible, bring your own towel and/or blanket to lie on. Yoga mats are sometimes helpful also.

Awareness Through Movement® classes are a series of gentle movements with directed attention that excite curiosity while allowing the body and mind to relax. Classes are interesting and enjoyable whether your aim is improve performance, feel more comfortable in daily life, or spend some time in meditative movement. Students increase awareness of themselves and improve comfort and efficiency in movement through self-discovery.

When: October 10, 11, and 12 (Tuesday-Thursday) from 6-7pm
Where: The Art Room, 2329 S. 3rd St. 2nd Floor
How Much: $10 per class or $25 for all three.

Interested, but can't make it this time? Feel free to contact me to inquire about other times and options!

And here's bit more about The Feldenkrais Method®:

The Feldenkrais Method® is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change originally developed by Moshe Feldenkrais. The method is based on sound principles of physics, neurology and physiology, and the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Feldenkrais(sometimes called Feldenkrais therapy) is recognized for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension (including back pain and other common ailments), as well as neurological, developmental and psychological problems.
The Feldenkrais Method explores the biological and cultural aspects of movement,  posture and learning, and how our habits can constrain us to a small portion of our potential. Through our personal history, upbringing, culture, injuries, illness, etc., we each adopt patterns of physical and psychological behavior. These patterns are deeply embedded in our nervous system, and often become outmoded or dysfunctional, creating unnecessary physical, and psychological limitations. The Feldenkrais Method uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge.

Megan Wilson Stern

Announcements / APAP announces Introductory Individual Artist Membership!
« Last post by admin on September 26, 2017, 01:57:24 PM »
Are you an artist who has always wanted to join APAP and attend APAP|NYC? Now is the perfect time to become a member! Introducing the new Artist Access membership, a new pilot program for self-represented, individual artists who are brand new to APAP, the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. Qualifying artists get a $100 membership rate, discounted conference registration, a guided experience, mentoring, and more. To learn more please visit:
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