New York Summer Dance Intensive
The New York Summer Dance Intensive offers dancers the opportunity to study and perform at Dance New Amsterdam, one of New York City’s largest and most highly respected dance schools, known for its emphasis on injury-prevention in a supportive, yet challenging, environment. Each year, the Intensive’s faculty is selected for their excellence as dancers and their integrity as teachers. _____________________________________________
Performance Project offers DNA students an opportunity to expand upon relationships with DNA Faculty and Modern Guest Artists established through open classes. DNA supports the growth of those relationships outside of the classroom by pairing students with teachers of their choosing to work collaboratively on a creative project presented in a three evening concert. Serving both recreational dancers and aspiring professionals dancers, the Performance Project provides the chance to experience the creative process of dance through rehearsals and performance. For the more advanced/professional dancer, it gives them the opportunity to work with a choreographer of their choice, expanding their performance experience and the opportunity to network.
Choreographic Investigation Course
The Choreographic Investigation Course (CIC) stems from DNA’s overall mission to provide professional development, vocational education and support for dance artists in their creative evolution, career changes and life cycle. DNA’s CIC is designed to meet the needs of emerging dancemakers who seek structure and encouragement in their choreographic development. It is a unique vocational-training program, providing creative freedom, community, artistic opportunities and the chance to study composition, make work and gain practical career-enhancing knowledge from working artists in the New York dance scene and abroad. The CIC’s goal is to provide affordable practical and artistic training, serving artists wanting a comprehensively structured program culminating in a certificate of completion.
RAW Directions will support up to five emerging to mid-career choreographers havingmore than ten years of professional choreographic experience. DNA will provide a full marketing and production support package, a peer artistic consultant, two informal showings, a small commission, an artist fee, and discounted and free rehearsal space (when available) leading up to three performances of new 15-minute works in DNA’s theater. The RAW Directions performances take place in February or March each year.
photo by Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Dance New Amsterdam’s RAW Material series has been supporting new and emerging artists since 2000. In an effort to create more opportunities for artists at various stages of development, RAW Material has expanded into two distinct programs: RAW Material and RAW Directions. RAW Material will support the work of up to 6 new and budding choreographers who wish to gain more choreographic experience. DNA will provide an artistic advisor, marketing and production support, a small artist fee, three informal showings, discounted and free rehearsal space, a marketing workshop, and panel feedback on application materials leading up to 2 performances of new 10-minute works in DNA’s theater. The RAW Material performances take place in September or October each year.
photo by Elle Chyun
Works in Progress
Works In Progress provides choreographers the opportunity to expose new pieces to an audience for the first time and to receive written and oral feedback from the audience to take with them as they continue on in their creative process. Works in Progress is a non-curated series and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. For an application, contact firstname.lastname@example.org