WestFest: All Over Westbeth is a site-specific program showing a variety of unconventional and unique approaches to dance and space within the Westbeth Artists' Residence buildings. 
Each artist will be assigned a unique space in and around the Westbeth building in which they will have the opportunity to rehearse and build a dance. We ask that artists create a 4-5 minute piece that can be performed multiple times for groups of audiences touring the sites.

On the days of the show, groups of audience members will be guided from site to site to see the dances all over the building. Past sites have included: Westbeth’s inner and outer courtyards, long hallways, spiral staircases, the gallery space, boiler room, and the rooftop.

 See below the 2024 rehearsal and performance schedule: 
  1. Kickoff Meeting and Rehearsal #1: Saturday, February 10, 1-4 PM

  2. Rehearsal #2: Saturday, March 9, 1-4 PM

  3. Rehearsal #3: Saturday, April 6, 1-4 PM

  4. Tech Rehearsal: Saturday, April 20, 1-6 PM

  5. Performance: April 27 & 28, 1-4 PM


STEP 1 - Pay the application fee HERE.

Early Bird Submission Deadline - December 15, 2023: $25

Regular Submission Deadline DEADLINE EXTENDED - January 3rd, 2024: $35

STEP 2 - Complete the below application.

Please note: Strong preference will be given to artists based in the New York metropolitan area. Meet the curation team here. 

Submission form now closes on January 3rd, 2024 at 11:59PM ET. Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email no later than January 25th, 2024.


Please reach out to info@westfestdance.com with any questions! 

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Description of Approach: If selected, you will be asked to create a new site-specific work based on an assigned location at Westbeth Artists' Housing. Please write a brief artist statement describing how you would approach this process.
Work Sample Video URL:
Work sample must be no more than 3 minutes in length, and must be an example of a finished work (no rehearsal videos please). Previous site-specific work is a bonus, but not necessary. 
• Work samples MUST be via online source/link ie. Vimeo, YouTube only.
• Samples with minimal edits are preferred.  

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