*SEASON  7*

Funded by a generous gift from the Amber Foundation, the Choreography Lab was created to elevate and expand the use of dance in musical theatre. It is also the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation. The lab’s unique programming supports choreographer development, fosters collaboration between writers and choreographers earlier in the creative process, and serves as an educational forum where all parties can strengthen and specify how dance can be used to convey story and character. 

conceived + curated by 

Avital Asuleen

Associate Producer:

VICTORIA CROWSER

CHOREOGRAPHY 

LAB                       

past lab moderators have included:

Marc Acito

Melinda Atwood

Edie Cowan

Karla Garcia

Gerry McIntrye

Richard Sabellico 

Rommy Sandhu

Wendy Seyb

Shea Sullivan

CHOREOGRAPHERS & WRITERS

COLLABORATE

ON MOVEMENT

FOR NEW MUSICALS DURING

INCUBATION

*oUR 3 SIGNATURE LABS*

These labs all serve our core mission, but each lab engages the

participating choreographers & writers in a unique creative process. 

NEW WORKS LAB

The New Works Lab focuses on bringing production numbers from never before staged musicals to life. In this lab, 4 choreographers workshop a production number from four different new musicals as closely to the way it would be staged in a fully realized production. Both the choreographers and writers benefit from seeing their piece staged while still in development.

OPEN LAB

The Open Lab allows choreographers to present their own narrative-based dance pieces, each with a personal choreographic development goal. In this lab, 4 choreographers are encouraged to develop language, style, and character-driven movement. The Choreographers benefit from having the opportunity to craft theatrical dance pieces with minimal constraints.

1 SHOW / 4 CHOREOGRAPHERS LAB

The 1 Show / 4 Choreographers Lab allows choreographers to workshop different numbers from a never before staged musical. In this lab, 4 choreographers see how their colleagues approach material from the same show. Both the choreographers and writers benefit from seeing and discussing the stylistic similarities and differences across the presentation.

*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES*

 

we are now accepting applications for both

choreographers and writers for future 2020-2021 opportunities

CHOREOGRAPHERS

Please submit the following:

  • Resume

  • Bio (100 words or less)

  • A reel of your work, or footage from a recent piece you created

  • Answer the following 5 questions (please keep your responses brief):

 

  1. Tell us about your philosophy and approach as a choreographer and storyteller.

  2. Of all of the work that you have choreographed, which piece are you the most proud of and why? This can be a concert dance piece, one moment in a full-length theatrical piece, or your body of work on a full-length musical.

  3. Who are your choreographic influences? 

  4. Why is The Choreography Lab important to you? Why is it important for our community?

  5. What are your strengths and weaknesses as an artist?

 

Send submissions by email to Avital Asuleen: choreolab@nytheatrebarn.org

Please write the following in the subject line of the email:

Choreography Lab / [your first & last name] / Choreographer

MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS

Please submit the following:

  • Resume(s)

  • Bio(s) (100 words or less)

  • Work samples of the work you are submitting (demo, libretto)

  • Work samples of 2 other projects 

  • Answer the following 5 questions (please keep your responses brief):

 

  1. Tell us about your philosophy and approach as a writer and storyteller.

  2. What is the story of the piece you are submitting to the lab for consideration and what inspired you to tell this story?

  3. Of all of the pieces that you've written, which is your favorite and why?

  4. Why is The Choreography Lab important to you? Why is it important for our community?

  5. What are your strengths and weaknesses as an artist?

 

Send submissions by email to Avital Asuleen:

choreolab@nytheatrebarn.org

Please write the following in the subject line of the email:

Choreography Lab / [your first & last name] / Writer

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