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Opportunities: Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program (NYC)

AUGUST 1, 2014 10AM EST

Fresh Tracks Performance and Residency Program
The Fresh Tracks Program was created in 1965 by Dance Theater Workshop, and this year celebrates 50 years of providing a platform for new artistic voices to gain professional experience and recognition in the field. Each year, six early career choreographers are selected by a panel through a live audition process. Artists receive research, development and performance support.

Fresh Tracks provides opportunities for participating artists to engage directly with New York Live Arts staff, artists and arts professionals about their work within the context of the professional contemporary dance and performance field.

Audition for Fresh Tracks 2014-2015
In September 2014, New York Live Arts will hold auditions to select six choreographers for the Fresh Tracks program. Artists selected for the program will receive a series of professional development workshops and be presented by New York Live Arts in a three-night showcase in the theater January 29-31, 2015. In the spring, these artists will receive a commission, 50-hours of studio space for research and development, and two one-on-one sessions with an Artistic Advisor.

Criteria for Selection
New York Live Arts values experimentation, collaboration and a genuine commitment to new ideas and new aesthetics. We place a premium on the originality of ideas and the quality of their execution. A panel of artists and other professionals from the field will select artists based on their demonstration of the above qualities and must possess a keen desire to develop and explore their work with their peers in the context of a residency program.

How to Apply for an Audition
Of the 48 audition slots, 32 will be assigned randomly to artists who submit an online application. The remaining 16 slots will be assigned based on recommendations from individuals invited by New York Live Arts.

To request an audition based on the random selection, read the downloadable program Guidelines & FAQ and complete the Fresh Tracks Audition Form via the online link below. You may not save applications in process. Once applications are submitted they cannot be edited.

Fresh Tracks Audition Form
Fresh Tracks Guidelines & FAQ

All forms must be SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 10AM EST to be considered. No exceptions. New York Live Arts can only accept one form for each interested choreographer. New York Live Arts will randomly select 32 choreographers from the forms received. Selected choreographers will be contacted by email with their assigned audition slot. We regret that we can only contact those artists selected for auditions, and a list of the auditioners will be posted on our website once it is available. There is no fee to audition.

Please download and read the Guidelines & FAQ in its entirety for important information about the Fresh Tracks Program and eligibility.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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