DISCOVERING THE NEXT ARTISTIC CRUSH
Now entering its sixth year, DANCENOW Raw is bigger, broader, and more diverse than ever. Drawing on choreographic talent from all five boroughs of New York City, and in partnership with a broad consortia including New York University and the Gibney Dance Center, RAW provides emerging artists with a platform to show new work to enthusiastic audiences. Five years after the start of the program, fully 30% of the hundreds of artists presented in DANCENOW’s mainstage productions got their start through Raw, a testament to the program's success in locating, cultivating, and promoting emerging talent. DanceNOW has also incorporated a substantial mentorship component to the program, granting participating artists access to a rich community of dramaturges, producers, press and other artists, and ensuring the continuation and improvement of their work over time.
Some recent artists to graduate from Raw to our mainstage programming includes Mana Kawamura, Jamal Jackson, Khaleah London, Iain Rowe, Luke Murphy, Loni Landon, Marjani Forte, Yin Yue, SNIC, Benjamin Kimitch, Adam Barruch, Ruben Graciana, MadBOOTS and Sara du Jour, among many illustrious others.
As part of DANCENOW’s ongoing commitment to artist mentorship, RAW artists can be paired with each other and other individuals in the DANCENOW family to generate meaningful professional relationships within the dance community. Additionally, Producer Sydney Skybetter will facilitate a post-show discussion with the artists and audiences to discuss current issues facing emerging artists in New York City and beyond.
- Applicants will be notified by March 7, 2013 of acceptance into the RAW Studio Show.
- Showing will take place between 11am and 1pm on Saturday, April 6th.
- DANCENOW will make every effort to provide an honoraria for participants. Honoraria support is contingent on state funding, and will be determined closer to the performance date.
- This is a NO TECH studio performance - no lighting, projection, or sound other than CD playback is provided. Studios cannot be blacked out completely or sound proofed and are inappropriate for projection. Live music will be allowed on a case by case basis and must be cleared in writing with DANCENOW upon acceptance. Any later requests will be denied.
- Applicants may submit as many works for consideration as they would like, but a $12.00 payment per each piece is required.