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Opportunities: Open Call Movement Research Fall14/Winter15 Season (NYC)

Opportunities: Open Call Movement Research Fall14/Winter15 Season (NYC)

Movement Research at the Judson Church
Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Season
Application Guidelines
Dates: Fall 2014/Winter 2015 Season: September 2014 – February 2015
Deadline:  Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59pm on March 31.

Movement Research at the Judson Church is a high visibility, low-tech forum on Monday nights throughout the fall/winter and spring seasons. Movement Research at the Judson Church supports experiments in performance rather than finished products. Artists are selected by a rotating peer panel of artists. Work shown in this series must not exceed a maximum of 15 minutes.

Click here to view application guidelines, eligibility requirements, and to apply.

Application Form: http://jotformpro.com/form/40476032179959

Criteria and Context:
Movement Research (MR) continues to serve as a creative laboratory and incubator for emerging artists and ideas. The Movement Research at the Judson Church series is one of a number of MR programs intended to foster rigorous and wide-ranging artistic investigations and nurture experimentation in movement-based forms. An ongoing, free, high-visibility low-tech forum in front of a live audience, this series attracts diverse intergenerational artists at all stages of their creative development and audiences from the dance community and general public. Because MR supports creative process, not final product, the Movement Research at the Judson Church series is for exploration of ideas, not a venue for finished work on a season’s presentation. Proposals are reviewed by a rotating committee of artists.

Basic tech info/specs:
There is only standard (non-theatrical) lighting and a sound system that plays cassette tapes, CDs, and mp3 players. No other technical equipment will be available for use unless you provide and operate that equipment independently. The dance floor dimensions are 46’7” wide by 49’5” deep. This measurement does not include the altar, audience, or back of house.

Be prepared to provide the following information when submitting your online application. You may not save applications in progress. Once applications are submitted they cannot be edited. Movement Research will accept only one application per artist or artist collective/collaboration.

1. Contact Information
2. Project Description (500 words max) that briefly and clearly elaborates the ideas/process you will be investigating.
3. Artist bio (250 words max)
4. 1 Work Sample that best represents your artistic process. Your sample need NOT be of the work you are proposing for Judson. It may be a performance sample or a sample of ideas in progress (rehearsal footage of new research).
This year we will ONLY accept online videos. Please provide a URL link to an online video, either youtube, vimeo, or other. Vimeo is preferred.
Sample must show contiguous footage of a work. Do not send excerpts.
•Include one cue point to a representative 3-5 minute section.
•Sample should contain at least 15 minutes of the full work should the panel want to watch more than the allotted segment.
•Be aware that, due to the volume of applicants, we cannot guarantee that the committee will watch more than 3-5 minutes of your sample. Please choose your cue point appropriately.
DO NOT SEND PROMO VIDEOS OR VIDEOS THAT ARE CLIP EDITED. ALL EDITED PROMO VIDEOS OR VIDEOS WITH A SAMPLING OF CLIPS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
5. Work Sample Description (75 words max) that explains what stage of your project this work sample represents, or if it is of another project, explain how it relates to your current proposal?

Click here to access the online application form

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59pm on March 31.

Photograph: Ian Douglas

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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