The Choreographers’ Project provides fellowships to emerging choreographers to develop new work in a supportive environment. Fellows select a cast of dancers from the Workshop and have access to rehearsal space in the evenings and on weekends. Workshop faculty mentor the fellows, and the weekly Choreographers’ Project Seminar class provides an additional forum for feedback on developing work. At the close of the three-week workshop, the fellows’ work is presented in the Choreographers’ Project Showcase, a professionally produced evening performance that is open to the public.
Fellowship awards include the following opportunities:
- Mentorship by workshop faculty and resident artists
- Access to all Summer Stages Dance classes and select performances
- Studio space and rehearsal time with dancers drawn from the Workshop
- Weekly seminar classes that include informal showings of the new work, and culminate in a dialogue about the developing work with faculty and guest artists
- Open rehearsal and a fully produced public performance of work created during the residency
-Subsidy for housing and meals
Since the program’s inception twelve years ago, fellows have been drawn from the professional dance community and are graduates from leading dance programs at colleges and universities, including Barnard, Bennington, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Princeton, Sarah Lawrence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Yale.
For more information on Choreographers’ Project fellowships, call 978.402.2339
Concord, Massachusetts: United States
Summer Stages Dance is a program of Concord Academy, an independent secondary school where the arts are an important part of the curriculum. Workshop classes take place in the Student Health and Athletic Center, designed by renowned architect Graham Gund and featuring a 2,500 square foot, state-of-the-art dance studio. Public performances take place at Concord Academy’s 400-seat Performing Arts Center (PAC), and at the stunning harbor front Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. All resident artists and workshop participants are housed in the historic landmark mansions that serve as dormitories for Concord Academy, with full meal service available. Access to a full range of fitness facilities including cardiovascular and strength training equipment, music practice rooms, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, and canoeing is also available.
Concord Academy is located in Concord, Massachusetts, a picturesque New England town 35 minutes from Boston by car or train and two miles from Walden Pond. Birthplace of the Revolutionary War and the Transcendentalist Movement, Concord was home to many notable literary figures including Hawthorne, Emerson, Thoreau and the Alcotts. The town offers a variety of museums, shops, restaurants, historical sites, parks and recreational facilities; in their free time students can also take advantage of the many historical and cultural attractions in Boston and other surrounding communities.