Wednesday, 08 March 2017 09:39

Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency 2017

Sponsoring Organization




New York, NY







Dance Your Future: Artist & Mentor Collaborative Residency
2017 (formerly titled Open Call)

Project partners Pepatian and BAAD! will provide free rehearsal space, mentorship, and paid performance opportunities at BAAD!/Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance for three emerging dance artists of color and/or emerging Bronx-based dance artists chosen by a selection committee. Artists must be NYC-based.

Selected artists will receive $2750 (total rehearsal and performance fees) for their participation.

Selected artists will receive support from accessible and experienced mentors, as well as support from Pepatian and BAAD! related to marketing, tech, prop/costume, and documentation, for the premiere of new, full-length, contemporary dance and dance theater works. All activities will take place at BAAD! (2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx NY).

Artists must have some evidence of professional achievement (with three 7-10 minute physically-based movement works already publicly presented) but must be emerging, and not recognized as established artists with a substantial record of accomplishment (see details below; if you are unsure whether you qualify or not, please write us at


The Selection Committee includes: Arthur Aviles (choreographer and BAAD!’s co-founder and Artistic Director), Christal Brown (choreographer and Chair of Dance Department at Middlebury College), and Alicia Diaz (choreographer and Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Richmond).

The Selection Committee will review application material and rate the work based on rigor, artistic risk- taking and significant potential for excellence. They will also take into consideration the artistscommitment to fully participate in the Dance Your Future project based in the Bronx at BAAD!

This project is a development of Pepatian’s mission to create, support and produce contemporary, multi- disciplinary performance works by Latinx and/or Bronx-based artists. Pepatian is proud to work with the wonderful BAAD!/Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, a collaborating partner with Pepatian since 1999.

Pepatian’s DANCE YOUR FUTURE is an opportunity for three emerging artists of color and/or emerging Bronx-based dance artists to create contemporary works with mentoring support and professional development that fosters their artistic growth and helps them to fully realize their artistic visions.

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Dance Your Future
is a partnership project between Pepatian and BAAD! 


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