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Opportunities: Open Call For Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2014 (NYC)

Opportunities: Open Call For Movement Research at the Judson Church Spring 2014 (NYC)

About the Program
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. Proposals are reviewed by a rotating committee of artists.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on September 30, 2013

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.

How To Apply
Spring 2014 Season Application Guidelines

Dates: Proposals to participate in the Spring 2014 Season: March – June 2014
Deadline: Proposals must be submitted online no later than 11:59pm on September 30, 2013.

Application Form: Click here

Application Guidelines:
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 artists or artist collective/collaboration.
1. Contact Information

2. Project Description (500 words max) that briefly and clearly elaborates your proposed ideas to be investigated.

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 link to a URL, either youtube, vimeo, or other.
•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.

5. Work Sample Description (75 words max) that e xplains the relationship between your work sample and the work you are proposing for this series, as well as your artistic process.
Criteria for selection 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 or a season presentation.

Click here to access the online application form

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm on September 30, 2013.

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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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