WESTFEST: TOP FLOOR 2023 APPLICATION
WestFest: Top Floor presents two programs of visionary artists in a traditional theater setting at the Martha Graham Studio Theater located on the 12th Floor of the Westbeth Artists' Residence.
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THE PROCESS & TIMELINE:
Each artist will have the opportunity to show a new work or revision of a recent piece (8 minute max) in two nights of shared performance. 
  1. Tech Rehearsal: Tues & Wed April 25 & 26; 20 min slot assigned between 7:30-10:30 PM

  2. Performances: Thurs-Sun, April 27-30, 8:00 PM

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TO APPLY:

STEP 1 - Pay the application fee HERE.

Early Submission Deadline - December 19, 2022: $30

Regular Submission Deadline - January 9, 2023: $40

STEP 2 - Complete the below application.

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

Submission form closes on January 9th 2023 at 11:59PM. Applicants will be notified of acceptance via email no later than Monday, January 23rd.

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Company Name
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Phone Number
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Artist Bio (100 Words)
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Description of Proposed Work: Please include title and the piece length (up to 8 min). 
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Work Sample Video URL:
Work sample must be no more than 3 minutes in length, and must be the work you are proposing. WIP rehearsal videos are accepted.

VIDEO MUST BE OF THE EXACT CHOREOGRAPHY AND CAST YOU ARE PROPOSING. 

• Work samples MUST be via online source/link ie. Vimeo, YouTube only.
• Samples with minimal edits are preferred.

Please also leave cuing instructions AND password (if necessary), here.
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Application Fee & Festival Dates:
Please confirm you paid the application fee and can attend 1) a tech rehearsal on either April 25 or 26th, and 2) performances on April 27th - 30th, 2023. Submissions cannot be considered without application fee or rehearsal/performance commitment.
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