Thank you for your interest in the Fort Wayne Dance Collective's 2024 Choreographer's Lab!
The Choreographer's Lab is a program where both emerging and seasoned dance choreographers are presented with tools to help them create an original dance work to be presented during a live showcase.
The lab provides opportunites for growth no matter where you are at in your choreographic journey! This intensive allows experienced choreographers the freedom to try something new or to take their talents to the next level. For those just starting out in choreography, the lab offers guidance from experienced choreographers including key concepts in dance and improvisation.
Choreographers are strongly encouraged to attend lab sessions at Fort Wayne Dance Collective on Saturdays January 27th, February 24th, and March 23rd from 11am to 12:30pm. Participants will be expected to work outside of lab hours to both set choreography and clean their pieces. Lab hours provide minimal rehearsal time, but will allow choreographers to share their works in progress and get feedback from other lab participants. Key concepts and tools for creation will be given during these lab hours. Participants will also receive digital folders with additional learning materials that can be accessed at any time. Choreographers may ask for as much guidance as they would like throughout the intensive.
Dancers may be provided for choreographers if requested.
Performances of the pieces created in the lab are scheduled for April 27th at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, as well as April 28th at 2:30pm & 6pm. Important rehearsal times also include the afternoon/early evening of April 14th and 21st, as well as both April 24th and 26th in the evenings. These performance and rehearsal dates are mandatory to attend.
Please help us to create an exciting showcase of new works by filling out this application! This application is due by January 12, 2024.
*Artists with dance experience, a clear vision for their piece, and are able to come to the three lab dates may receive higher priority for acceptance into the lab.
**Adding a collaborating choreographer, a musician, a visual artist, spoken word, and other mediums of art will elevate your work to a new level!